Yinka Bode-George

Senior Manager, Environmental Justice and Community Impact

Yinka leads the strategy and management of Volt Energy Utility’s environmental justice and community impact practice. She manages programs associated with Volt’s Environmental Justice Power Purchase Agreement (EJPPA) which assists our corporate clients to achieve their clean energy goals and their commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance standards. The EJPPA generates funds that support environmental programs promoting healthy people and places, scholarship and workforce training for the next generation of sustainability practitioners and increased minority business access to the growing green economy.

As an environmental health advocate, Yinka has worked to advance environmental justice and sustainable development through public policy and community building. Prior to joining Volt’s team, she led the Environmental Health Program for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators. In that role, she facilitated state-level environmental health and justice policies by resourcing and organizing a national network of state legislators around zero waste and circular economy solutions, toxic chemical protections, and sustainable agriculture policies.

Yinka has served as the Public Policy & Program Manager for Maryland Philanthropy Network where she cultivated opportunities for Maryland philanthropists to improve community conditions. She has served as program manager for Maryland Environmental Health Network, where she advanced policies that promote environmental health and justice for all Marylanders.

Yinka serves on the advisory committee of Pattern Change Lab, is a member of CLLCTIVLY’s Black Futures 360 Giving Circle, and is a Board Member of Baltimore City’s  No Boundaries Coalition.

Yinka received a B.S. in Environmental Science, and a B.A. in Public Health, from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Master of Health Science degreein Environmental Health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. She is pursuing a Doctor of Public Health degree.

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