In 2017, Mayor Luke Bronin established the City of Hartford Office of Sustainability to advance our economy, improve public health, and promote social equity through environmental stewardship initiatives. Sustainability Coordinator Shubhada Kambli leads the Office. She is joined by Green Infrastructure Specialist Robin Kriesberg, and a Green Infrastructure Assistant. They collaborate closely with other city agencies, including the Department of Public Works, the Department of Development Services, and Hartford Public Schools, as well as other community partners.

The Office works with the City’s Climate Stewardship Council, which is the city’s sustainability task force, to lead Climate Stewardship Initiative. The success of Hartford’s Climate Stewardship Initiative depends on individuals like you working together to make Hartford a global leader in environmental stewardship.

The Office, located in City Hall, is funded exclusively by the generous support of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Partners for Places, and UConn’s Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation.


For the past ten years, Shubhada Kambli has led results-driven climate change and neighborhood revitalization programs at the local, state and federal levels across the country. She specializes in creating strong edu-cational outreach and conservation training programs for diverse audiences. She has also built multiple successful, data-driven initiatives in New England, the Midwest, and the Southern United States. Educat-ed at Wesleyan, Tufts, and Harvard, Shubhada has advanced academic training in environmental health, design, and policy. Email her here.


Robin Kriesberg was previously the ecology director for the Bronx River Alliance and the executive director of Friends of the Bay in Oyster Bay, NY. She is experienced in managing environmental planning, policy, and habitat restoration programs, led policy work to support clean water, and oversaw water quality monitor-ing programs. Robin holds a masters in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a bachelor’s degree in geography from McGill University. Email her here.


Grace Yi is a recent graduate with a passion for sustainability and public policy. Through her past internships and academic work, she has developed experience collecting and manipulating geospatial information, observing and examining connections between the environment and its residents, as well as recognizing and resolving the issues vulnerable populations may face. Grace holds a B.S. in Environmental Science with minors in Geography and City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Email her here.