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Darryl Young

Summit Foundation
Director of Sustainable Cities
Washington, DC
Darryl Young is the Director of Sustainable Cities at the Summit Foundation, which supports projects that advance ecologically, socially and economically sustainable community and city design. Previously, Darryl served as the Director of the California Department of Conservation, a $1.2 billion agency responsible for one of the nation’s largest and most successful recycling programs. He has also been the President of the National Recycling Coalition, Chief Consultant to the Senate Natural Resources Committee and the National Media Director for the Sierra Club. He currently serves on the boards of the Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities as well as The Story of Stuff Project.