The Bay-Friendly Coalition is a California nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable landscaping in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Coalition encourages practices that reduce waste and pollution, conserve natural resources, and create vibrant landscapes and gardens. The primary goal of Bay-Friendly is to lessen the impact of conventional landscape practices on the environment. Since joining the Board, Karen has been involved in helping the Coalition transition from a private entity to a public body. Updates to the rating system and scorecard are in the works to make the Bay-Friendly program more user-friendly and encourage the practice of Bay-Friendly landscaping.