About

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.

Our Mission

TCM is building power for a national transformation that rapidly restores a safe climate and creates a just and democratic society.  

Our Vision

Our vision is a safe climate, democratic society, and just economy where all communities and the living world flourish for generations to come. 

Our Values

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.

Core Goals

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Create a National Climate Mobilization to rapidly and equitably transform our society

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Pass local climate justice policies that provide a model for the rest of the country

Support frontline communities organizing for local power

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Create a just, regenerative future for all

Break the silence: Tell the truth about the threat we face

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Reverse the global ecological crisis and restore critical ecosystems

Our Impact

Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far in the fight to restore a safe climate.

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governments across the United States have adopted Climate Emergency declarations

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.

Our Origins

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.

Our Team

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.

Co-Leader and Director of Narrative Strategy

National Organizer

Network Organizer

Co-Leader and Director of Operations

Co-Leader and Director of Resource Mobilization and Strategy

Rebecca Harris

Co-Leader and Director of Organizing

National Organizer

Climate change is an emergency. 
Let’s act like it. Let’s mobilize.
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AriDy Nox

Co-Leader and Director of Narrative Strategy

 AriDy Nox is a multi-disciplinary black femme storyteller and social activist with a variety of forward-thinking creative works under her/their belt. They create out of the vehement belief that creating a future in which marginalized peoples are free requires a radical imagination. Their tales are offerings intended to function as small parts of an ancient, expansive, awe-inspiring tradition of world-shaping, created by and for black femmes. They have over a decade of experience as a young social activist and organizer, within reproductive justice and racial justice frameworks with organizations like the Young Women of Color Leadership Council with Advocates for Youth, the Toni Cade Bamabara Collective at Spelman College and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. They bring creativity, enthusiasm and a tremendous capacity for organization to her/their role and deep belief that times of apocalypse are opportunities for rebirth. We need first imagine the world we want in order to create it. 

Emmett Hopkins

National Organizer

Emmett organizes local-scale mobilization for the Sonoma County campaign, while supporting Climate Mobilization’s organizing efforts around the country. He brings over a decade of experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders to build community food systems, ensure equitable access to public lands, and mobilize resources towards a just transition to an amazing zero carbon future. He graduated from Stanford with a BS in Earth Systems and MS in Urban Planning & Sustainable Design. Emmett enjoys growing food and cultivating relationships, riding bikes and buses, and reimagining our communities to better serve all the people living in them.

Cris Lagunas

Strategy Director

Cris is helping to grow the Climate Emergency Movement by supporting creative campaigns and extending the reach of the movement’s message. Cris is a co-founder of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, an organization dedicated to using direct action tactics to expose, challenge and dismantle the immigration detention system.Cris got his start in organizing when he was 15 years old, getting involved in a local group of fellow undocumented youth.

Mariyah Jahangiri

Network Organizer

Mariyah leads Climate Mobilization Network’s recruitment, coordination, and organizing support. She has organized across movements and is passionate about addressing white supremacy in the mainstream climate movement and building capacity for youth-led, BIPOC-led intersectional climate movements. She has been inspired by her experiences organizing to defund the police in Boston, supporting mutual aid and food sovereignty projects in Iowa, Atlanta, and Puerto Rico, and working on a Make Big Polluters Pay campaign. Mariyah worked as an organizer with the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign and Planned Parenthood PAC. She graduated from Grinnell College with a Sociology degree.

Marina Mails

Co-Leader and Director of Operations
Marina manages operations and volunteers for both The Climate Mobilization and Climate Mobilization Project. She brings broad experience working in non-profit organizations, health care settings, and running her own private counseling practice. Before joining Climate Mobilization, Marina maintained a practice focusing exclusively on climate-related emotional coping, helping people make bold choices for lifestyle and professional change in response to the Climate Emergency. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from Wake Forest University and a Masters in Counseling from UNC Greensboro.

Meghann Beer

Co-Leader and Director of Resource Mobilization and Strategy

Meghann brings more than 20 years of nonprofit management and fundraising experience to The Climate Mobilization and Climate Mobilization Project. For over a decade Meghann has worked as a nonprofit consultant helping organizations expand their capacity, secure revenue, develop successful strategies, and effectively evaluate their programs, enabling them to create greater positive change in the world. She has also worked as an executive director, designed and facilitated international service learning experiences, and taught university courses in fundraising and nonprofit management. Meghann earned a MPA in Nonprofit Management and Comparative and International Affairs from The School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, in Bloomington, IN and a BA in Art History and American Studies from Tufts University in Boston, MA.

Matt Renner

Executive Director of The Climate Mobilization

Matt has worked as a nonprofit executive in clean energy, climate policy, and journalism for over a decade, focusing on the near-term social and economic impacts of climate change. He leads organizational expansion and works closely with the communications and organizing teams. Matt earned a BA in political science from UC Berkeley, where he was deeply inspired by the work of Professor George Lakoff.

Rebecca Harris

Co-Leader and Director of Organizing

Rebecca leads Climate Mobilization organizing efforts. Along with a history of social movement organizing, Rebecca he has worked as a journalist covering equity in Chicago public schools. Most recently, Rebecca worked as Development and Communications Manager at Latino Union of Chicago, an immigrants’ and workers’ rights organization. She is a 2017 graduate of the Reframe Mentorship in strategic communications and a 2019 participant in the Anne Braden Organizer Training Program.

Suha Dabbouseh

National Organizer

National Organizer Suha Dabbouseh leads national strategy for The Climate Mobilization. They are originally from Chicago but have lived, organized and rebel-roused in seven states and 11 cities. Suha received their law degree from CUNY-School of Law where they focused on social justice lawyering representing detainees at Guantanamo Bay. While practicing law, Suha had worked to advocate on behalf of domestic violence survivors, transgender clients and fighting employment discrimination. Their passion is building people power and organizing to dismantle structural inequities.

Alexia Leclerq

Network Coach

Alexia (she/they) is an environmental justice organizer based in Austin, TX. They graduated summa cum laude from NYU (’20), where they self-designed a major titled “The Politics and Economics of Inequality.” Their research focuses on political ecology, environmental justice, AAPI communities, inequality, postcolonialism. As an organizer and researcher they have spent the past 5 years working on various issues from preserving the Colorado River, water rights, fighting land use policy and zoning that enforces race-based discrimination, conducting ethnographic research on climate health, to organizing mutual aid, youth programming, and shaping national legislation alongside members of the Environmental Justice Leadership Forum and the Environmental Justice Health Alliance; today Alexia continues to work as an organizer with PODER, a grassroots EJ org. Alexia is also the co-founder of Start: Empowerment, a BIPOC led social and environmental justice education non-profit working with youth, educators, activists, and community members to implement justice-focused education and programming in schools and community spaces. S:E curriculum and programming has reached over 2,000 students, been recognized by the NYC Department of Education, and taught in universities. In 2021, their work was recognized by the prestigious Brower Youth Award.

Zack Burley

Policy Associate

Zack provides policy support for the Climate Mobilization team, and brings a versatile set of policy skills and experiences in labor organizing, journalism, legislative politics, and legal practice to the climate emergency movement. Zack earned a JD from Denver University Sturm College of Law, is a founding organizer of the Political Workers Guild of Colorado, and formerly served as a legislative aide in the Colorado General Assembly.