Sandy Bahr

Sandy Bahr is the chapter Director for the Grand Canyon (Arizona) Chapter of Sierra Club, where her responsibilities include advocating for environmental protection, equity, and democracy, including climate action and justice, with various state and federal agencies, conducting research, developing and evaluating policies, conducting grassroots outreach and organizing, developing and implementing priority projects, fundraising and budget development, and supervising staff, among others. Originally from Michigan, she has made the Sonoran Desert her home for more than 30 years and worked actively on environmental protection issues in Arizona for the past 28, both as a volunteer and as staff for various organizations.

Sandy monitors and advocates on environmental protection at the Arizona Legislature, the Arizona Corporation Commission, and various state and federal agencies. She has received a number of awards for her work, including the 2016 Scrapping Bear Award from the Arizona Chapter of the Wildlife Society for her advocacy work relative to wildlife, the Arizona Interfaith Power and Light 2017 SAGE (Spirited Activists Greening the Earth) award, the Arizona Capitol Times 2018 recognition for Best Activist, and the 2019 Best Environmentalist recognition from Phoenix New Times. Sandy has an associates in applied science in civil engineering, a bachelors in environmental studies, and a masters in legal studies.


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