The Climate Mobilization
We’re building a movement of people across the United States to reclaim our future by initiating an emergency-speed, whole-society Climate Mobilization, reversing global warming and restoring a safe climate.
TCM is building power for a national transformation that rapidly restores a safe climate and creates a just and democratic society.
Our vision is a safe climate, democratic society, and just economy where all communities and the living world flourish for generations to come.
We are committed to bold and necessary transformation.
We are dedicated to winning solutions that match the scale, scope, and speed necessary to avoid collapse and build a better world. We fight for what is needed to keep our communities safe.
We believe in the power of everyday people to make change.
It will take millions to respond to the climate emergency, so we work to get as many people involved as possible. We believe that when people come together, extraordinary things can and do happen.
In times of emergency, community is our strength.
We take the time to foster mutual relationships. We learn from and build relationships with communities, groups, and movements that share our values in order to work toward a more equitable and just world.
We learn together.
We reject perfectionism. We embrace honest mistakes as an opportunity to learn, grow, and transform.
We believe that dismantling systemic injustice must be at the heart of the climate movement.
Anti-racism and anti-oppression are key to our victory. We strive to tackle the root of oppressive and destructive systems that harm our communities with necessary and thoughtful urgency.
We elevate marginalized voices in our fight against the climate emergency.
We can’t heal the planet when those closest to the problem are left out of creating the solutions. Repairing our world means listening to and centering their voices.
We advocate for equitable and just responses that give power to people.
Right now, decisions that are destroying our world are largely made by the powerful few. Building a world that works for everyone requires collective and democratic forms of power that allows all of our voices to be heard.
We are dedicated to building a world that values people and our planet over profit.
We want to transform our economy into one that recognizes the importance of a safe and livable climate and of the natural world, as well as one that creates equitable value rather than prioritizing exploitation, hoarding and extractive profit.
Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far in the fight to restore a safe climate.
Catalyzed the U.S. Climate Emergency Movement
Climate Emergency organizing has swept the planet because our organizers demand their governments tell the truth about the climate emergency and take commensurate action — a core principle of our work. By sparking this campaign and fostering it in the United States, we have helped turn the tide on how Americans understand climate disruption – as evidenced by “Climate Emergency” being named the 2019 Oxford Word of the Year.
Fundamentally changed climate politics
Our work has inspired the efforts and demands of groups like Extinction Rebellion, the Youth Climate Strikers, and the Sunrise Movement. Our core paradigms – Climate Emergency and Climate Mobilization – have directly influenced increasingly ambitious and equitable U.S. climate policy proposals, including the Green New Deal and increased use of Presidential executive action to address the climate emergency.
When Margaret Klein Salamon and Ezra Silk founded The Climate Mobilization at the People’s Climate March in 2014, there was no climate group publicly organizing around the scale of solutions we need: an all-of-society, emergency-speed mobilization to zero emissions, with a level of government economic intervention and public investment not seen since WWII.
Over the past 6 years, we have succeeded in fundamentally transforming climate politics in the United States, including leading the climate movement into “emergency mode,” drastically raising the honesty, ambition, and level of action from activists and governments across the country.
We are a small team, supported by highly dedicated volunteers. Our passionate staff have diverse expertise in organizing, communications, policy, and research. We also rely on deep collaboration with our allies across the climate and environmental movement to bring our vision of Climate Mobilization to life.