Benita Hussain is director of 10 Minute Walk, a national movement led by The Trust for Public Land aimed at expanding access to parks and green spaces across 300 US cities. 10 Minute Walk was recently named a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards in the Politics and Policy Category.
Previously, Benita was a policy advisor to Mike Bloomberg, for whom she helped create his global climate change agenda and coalition of international mayors fighting climate change; and to Boston Mayor Tom Menino, for whom she created award-winning climate change campaign Greenovate Boston.
A former lawyer at Morrison & Foerster, she has a B.S. from Cornell and a J.D. from Fordham Law School. She has written for Outside magazine, The Boston Globe and GOOD.