Our local organizers are integral to the TCM team. They've spread the message of mobilization far and wide through their tireless advocacy!
TCM Bay Area is headed by Dr. Jan Kirsch. Jan is a medical doctor specializing in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology. She also holds a master’s degree in public health. She completed a residency in occupational and environmental medicine, which included research into the environmental causes of childhood leukemia. She is a long-time environmental activist, working with, among other groups, Physicians for Social Responsibility and International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War. She is a past president of New York City Physicians for Social Responsibility. Jan believes that climate change is the greatest public health challenge that humankind has ever faced and that climate activism is a vital part of medical practice.
TCM Sacramento is headed by Vince Valdez.
TCM Santa Barbara County is headed by Grace Feldmann.
The San Diego Climate Mobilization Coalition is headed by Derek and Nancy Casady. Nancy and Derek have led the entire TCM organization in terms of organizing public actions. Nancy is the General Manager of the Ocean Beach Organic Food Co-op, while Derek is a retired copy editor at the Los Angeles Times, retired associate editor of Psychology Today magazine, and retired administrative assistant to the President pro tempore of the California Senate. He is the president of the La Jolla Democratic Club, which endorsed a resolution calling for a climate mobilization. Nancy and Derek have five children and four grandchildren.
TCM Denver is headed by Harry Gregory. Harry started marching and protesting against fossil fuel infrastructure with Sierra Club and 350.org in 2011. After Bill McKibben's "Do The Math" tour he realized we are literally fighting for life on Earth and time is running out. Harry joined The Climate Mobilization as a volunteer in January 2016, when Margaret and Ezra were putting their Operations Team together and expanding the inspiring Key Documents section on the website. Over the past year and a half Harry has experienced the excitement of planning for a climate summit to ensure a WWII-scale emergency response to the climate crisis, the PTSD of the election, and renewed hope embodied in the "Blueprint for a Climate Emergency Movement: Embracing Climate Truth and Escalating to Win." He says: "If you are reading this, you probably already accept the emergency nature of our situation. All we ask is to help us make it contagious." Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
TCM Kansas City is headed by Joshua King. Josh is a sociologist, activist, and musician. He has worked in the nonprofit sector for the past decade and serves as both the Chair of the Kansas City Climate Coalition and the Operations Administrator for The Climate Mobilization. His research focuses on how economic ideologies and belief systems impact environmental action, and his current work is geared toward understanding what motivates individuals to engage the climate crisis.
TCM NYC is headed by Greg Schwedock. Greg has led the development of the TCM’s websites and tech projects. He’s managed and recruited developers for TCM’s tech team, in addition to recruiting elected officials, candidates, and others to sign the Pledge to Mobilize. Greg was CTO and cofounder of iChampSports a sports networking startup that focuses on tracking physiological data. He previously founded Meatlessly, a project to encourage the eating public to eat less meat via a pledge. He’s also an active participant in the NYC Meteor development community.
TCM Tampa Bay is headed by David Sinclair. David grew up in Latin America and moved to the US at age 13. He discovered early on that being bicultural entailed a set of unique challenges, which by college graduation had him on a life-changing path to work in Europe. There he helped organize the first Alternative Conference on the Human Environment, challenging the UN's parallel conference to consider the interrelatedness of global issues. With a new vision rooted in "deep ecology," David returned to North America and completed a master's degree in international relations. He also started with a small group of friends what became the global Nestles Boycott. Currently a retired social worker in the Tampa Bay area, David is actively volunteering as a local coordinator for the Pachamama Alliance and for the Network of Spiritual Progressives. "Working with a holistic approach to conscious activism has given me great joy. Now, our challenge is to overcome fear, and show we CAN bring about environmental justice."
TCM Asheville is in the works! Beatrice Nathan is heading up efforts there.
TCM Los Angeles is in the works! Contact Arelene Shanti at email@example.com to get involved.
TCM Twin Tiers (NY/PA) is in the works! Contact Susan Hinton at motormice[at]hotmail[.]com.
TCM PDX is in the works! Contact Nicole@theclimatemobilization.org for more information!
TCM Wellfleet is in the works! Contact Nicole@theclimatemobilization.org for more information!
TCM Canada is in the works! Hannah Mills is putting together efforts there. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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