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RVAgreener Highlight: Anja

Anja photoMeet RVAgreener Anja! A native to North Carolina, Anja now lives in the Museum District of Richmond and honestly wishes she could keep the city in her back pocket no matter where she lives. A mother, environment lover, and recent career changer from corporate to an inclusive, small business, Anja is a powerhouse in her desire to support the work of RVAgreen 2050 on the Community Working Group. While this is her first intimate glimpse at the internal functioning of city government, she is proud and amazed at how professionally organized the Office of Sustainability has put this climate action and resilience planning process together. Because of her cherished love for walking among neighboring communities such as the Fan, Dogwood Dell and Willow Lawn, she knows that the city must prioritize longevity to truly be a sustainable and desirable place to live. "I often wonder with the hotter summers and more violent storms what will come of Richmond in my children's future," she says. Anja's Spanish proficiency allows her to help RVAgreen 2050 become more accessible to the Latine community.

Author: JaVonne Bowles, Office of Sustainability Equity Fellow and RVAgreen 2050 Roundtable Member

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