Ingrid Brostrom

Assistant Director, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment

Ingrid Brostrom is an environmental justice attorney and Assistant Director of the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, an organization whose mission is to work directly with low-income communities and communities of color to achieve healthy and sustainable neighborhoods through collective action and the law. She also teaches environmental justice at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Brostrom has been with CRPE for 12 years and leads the organization's Toxic-Free Communities campaign, which seeks to eliminate or reduce toxic threats in California’s low-income communities and communities of color. As part of this campaign, Ingrid coordinates the People’s Senate, a coalition of residents and advocates from communities impacted by toxic waste who work together to drive reforms in California’s management and cleanup of hazardous waste. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with degrees in environmental studies and politics and interned with the Jane Goodall Institute, the Center on Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club. Her focus shifted toward environmental justice after interning with the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment during her final summer in law school.

Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

Oppressive Heat: Climate Change and Civil Rights

Oct 31 2017 - 6:30pm

Communities of color often live closest to factories and refineries that spew toxic pollution. That’s one reason why polls show more African Americans and Latinos say climate is a serious concern than whites.

Ingrid Brostrom, Assistant Director, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment
Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, Pastor Emeritus, Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta, GA
Mystic, Musician, Bay Area Coordinator, Hip Hop Caucus

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, CA on October 31, 2017.