Position Title
Executive Director

California Climate & Agriculture Network (CalCAN)


Renata Brillinger is the co-founder and Executive Director of the California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN), a coalition of sustainable and organic agriculture organizations that advances policy at the nexus of climate change and agriculture. Prior to CalCAN, she was Program Director at the Climate Protection Campaign, focused on renewable energy and on agriculture. For seven years she served as the Director of Californians for GE-Free Agriculture, a coalition of sustainable agriculture and environmental organizations that provided education on genetic engineering in agriculture. She has served in numerous non-profit administrative roles since 1992. She serves on the steering committee of the California Rangeland Conservation Coalition and the steering committee of the Center for Sustainability at CalPoly University in San Luis Obispo.