Author: Sheila Nahi

About Sheila

Sheila Nahi

Sheila Nahi is a Ten Strands Board Member and has demonstrated a strength in advocacy and a passion for the environment throughout her 20 year career as a trial lawyer and renewable energy proponent. She has successfully advocated for solar energy reform before the Public Utilities Commission, and participated in the World Economic Forum. Sheila is committed to education and youth, having served as advisor for the San Francisco Environmental Youth Council, taught at Raoul Wallenberg High School, twice chaired the parent education committee at Katherine Delmar Burke School, and co-chaired the student activities committee at San Francisco University High School. She also currently sits on the Advisory Council for Narrative Magazine. Sheila received her J.D. from University of San Francisco, and her B.A. from University of California, Davis.

Sheila Nahi

On July 29, 2015, Ten Strands’ Founder Will Parish published a persuasive blog entitled A Goldilocks Moment for Environmental Literacy. With Trump’s upcoming inauguration, I returned to Will’s piece with a sense of urgency to evaluate whether we indeed still have the right mix of conditions to successfully bring environmental literacy to California’s 6.2 million […]

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Living Dangerously: Wildfires

Posted by Sheila Nahi on July 8, 2014

I know wildfires are good for a forest, and play a necessary natural role in maintaining our ecosystem. However, as I think about the magnificent Purisima Creek redwoods towering over me during a mountain bike trek last weekend, or a dear friend who lost her family home to the Beaver Creek wildfire last August, I […]

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Confronting Climate Complacency

Posted by Sheila Nahi on February 13, 2014

At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos last month I participated in sessions and idea forums to learn and exchange ideas about the profound political, economic, social and technological forces transforming our lives and activities that, per the United Nations, threaten irreversible and abrupt environmental change. The most compelling framework for understanding the […]