A headshot of Hilary Firestone Hilary Firestone

Regional Director, West, Climate & Energy

Hilary Firestone leads a team implementing NRDC’s holistic strategy to build out and advocate for equitable climate and energy policy and program solutions in the West. This work spans across the buildings, industrial, power, and transportation sectors, at the regional, state and city levels. Prior to this role, Firestone directed the American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC), a national initiative to empower and support U.S. cities to meet their carbon reduction goals. She has over a decade of experience working in city government on local climate policy. Firestone was a member Mayor Eric Garcetti’s sustainability team in Los Angeles, where she worked on a comprehensive strategy to reduce energy and water consumption in the city’s existing buildings, including the adoption of the Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency ordinance. Prior to relocating to California, she was a policy advisor in the New York City mayor’s office, where she worked on energy and green building initiatives and was instrumental in developing and implementing the Greener, Greater Buildings plan. Firestone holds a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from Cornell University and an MPA from Columbia University. She is based in NRDC’s Santa Monica office.

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