Who We Are
Our mission is to initiate a WWII-scale mobilization to protect humanity and the natural world from climate catastrophe.
We are a community and network of organizers, researchers, volunteers, and policymakers spanning the U.S. and extending internationally. We leverage organizing technologies and work on the ground with engaged individuals, communities, organizations, and governments to initiate a massive, economy- and society-wide Climate Mobilization to restore a safe climate.
Climate Mobilization Project is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to growing a movement of people calling for a truth-based response to climate change that matches the scope, scale, and speed of the emergency.
The Climate Mobilization is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit and a sister organization of Climate Mobilization Project. The Climate Mobilization supports the mission of Climate Mobilization Project through direct lobbying and political work.
Our Work and Impact
We work to spark an emergency response to the climate crisis and a collective awakening around the truth. For a full understanding of our impact to date, click here.
Moving the Movement
Prior to our founding in 2014, there was no climate group organizing around the need for WWII-scale emergency speed transition to a zero emissions just economy. As a result of our work, we helped establish an active “emergency climate movement” wing of the broader climate movement. By raising the profile of the Climate Emergency and Climate Mobilization ideas in the public sphere, we have successfully influenced other organizations and movement leaders to adopt aggressive timelines and benchmarks that are in line with the urgency of the crisis.
The impact is clear, as assertive wings of the Democratic Party as well as chapters of organizations such as 350.org and the Sierra Club have adopted our prescriptions as core demands. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez signed our Pledge to Mobilize and has been outspoken specifically for the need for emergency mobilization as part of the push for a Green New Deal.
The Climate Mobilization’s Mobilize California campaign (#MobilizeCA) is proving to be a breakthrough in climate action with global impact. Starting at the local level and building upward to higher levels of government, organizers with Mobilize California are building the base for initiating a Climate Mobilization that includes structures that will ensure the economic and social transformation is carried out both justly and at emergency speed.
Local organizers have achieved declarations of Climate Emergency in five local governments—Oakland, Richmond, Berkeley, the City of Santa Cruz, and Santa Cruz County. Los Angeles is soon expected to vote to create a Climate Emergency Mobilization Department to coordinate city-wide and regional action.
Outside of California, but following this same city-by-city organizing model, Climate Mobilization chapters in Montgomery County, MD and Hoboken, NJ have successfully campaigned to pass Climate Emergency resolutions, becoming hubs for expanding regional mobilization activity.
Democratic Party Primary and Platform
Our organizers successfully intervened in the 2016 Democratic primary elections, bringing WWII-scale Climate Mobilization into the discussion by successfully lobbying presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to embrace the idea.
In July 2016, the need for WWII-scale mobilization was adopted into the Democratic Party Platform thanks to Climate Mobilization advisor and ally Russell Greene who was appointed to the platform committee by Bernie Sanders. This commitment was reaffirmed in August 2018 when Democratic National Committee passed a resolution calling for “a national social and economic mobilization” to “address the climate emergency” and “restore a safe climate.”
In August 2018, ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) reaffirmed their commitment to emergency Climate Mobilization by passing a resolution calling for “a national social and economic mobilization” to “address the Climate Emergency” and “restore a safe climate.” With this plank reaffirmed, mobilization is the official position of the party. We are working to leverage this position into concrete action.
Founding Executive Director
Margaret Klein Salamon is the founder and executive director of The Climate Mobilization. In this role she has helped catalyze a burgeoning worldwide climate emergency movement.
Margaret earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Adelphi University and also holds a BA in social anthropology from Harvard. Though she loved being a therapist, Margaret felt called to apply her psychological and anthropological knowledge to solving climate change. She is the author of The Transformative Power of Climate Truth and Leading the Public into Emergency Mode. Her forthcoming book “Transform Yourself with Climate Truth” will help readers process the emotional, psychological elements of the climate crisis and rise to the challenge of our time.