10 Inspiring Climate Leaders Worth Watching
At ecoAmerica, our goal is to build mainstream awareness of climate change and support for climate solutions. Our MomentUs initiative empowers leaders in the faith, health, higher education, community, and business sectors to engage their organizations and stakeholders on the need for climate action. So it’s always inspiring to hear stories about leaders who are finding new ways to unite and galvanize people on environmental issues.
This article in the Huffington Post highlights 10 leaders from a variety of sectors who are changing the way we think about and act on climate. From May Boeve of 350.org, who helped jumpstart the campus divestment movement, to Adrianna Quintero, who founded Voces Verdes, a coalition of citizens and community and business leaders working to promote clean energy, to Katharine Hayhoe (one of our MomentUs leaders), who helps bridge the gap between faith and climate science, these leaders share a desire to create a healthier, more inclusive, and more prosperous world for everyone.
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Kate Sheppard, environment and energy editor at the Huffington Post
Environmentalism has changed quite a bit in the last 10 years. From the emergence of climate change as the catalyzing issue of the 21st century to fights over the Keystone XL pipeline to the growing diversity of green groups, the environmental movement of today hardly looks like the one of yesterday.
Here are 10 leaders who are reshaping our ideas about what it means to fight for the environment today, and who are worth watching in the future:
May Boeve, executive director of 350.org
If you’ve heard about the Keystone XL pipeline, it’s probably because of May Boeve and 350.org. The group started when Boeve and her co-founders were still undergraduates at Middlebury College in Vermont, and has matured into a formidable force in the environmental movement. They’ve led a worldwide day of action around climate change, jumpstarted the campus fossil fuel divestment movement and organized protests outside the White House to put pressure on the Obama administration to veto the Keystone XL pipeline.
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