End Climate Silence Supports Climate Mobilization

Dr. Genevieve Guenther is a close personal friend and ally of Climate Mobilization. She is a Lecturer at The New School & Affiliate Faculty at its Tishman Environment and Design Center.  Read her enthusiastic endorsement of our work.

Dr. Genevieve Guenther is a close personal friend and ally of Climate Mobilization. She is a Lecturer at The New School & Affiliate Faculty at its Tishman Environment and Design Center.  

The following is her enthusiastic endorsement of our work!


Friends, what a year it has been.

The reality of the climate emergency is starting to unfold. Increasingly people are being killed or their lives are being devastated by climate change’s accelerating violence. These tragic stories, and the fossil-fuel politics that cause them, are front page news almost every day. But all too often reporters and anchors, avoiding the truth, fail to link the stories they’re reporting to climate change itself.

That is why I created EndClimateSilence.org earlier this year. We encourage media outlets to tell the truth about climate change by supporting their efforts to give climate change the sustained and front-page coverage it deserves, but also by calling out reporters and anchors who remain silent about the climate emergency, asking them to answer for their behavior in public. We feel that the media is beginning to hear us and increasingly to speak the truth. And we owe whatever role we might play in the struggle to “cancel the apocalypse,” as The Climate Mobilization likes to say, to Margaret Klein Salamon. Margaret encouraged me to start End Climate Silence, inspiring me with her vision and passion to step up and do what I can to protect humanity and the natural world. In a grim political and ecological reality, her vision and passion is a beacon for us all.

That’s why I’m writing you to say we must come together to support The Climate Mobilization and the Climate Emergency Movement so we can make the truth matter.

The Climate Mobilization is doing absolutely essential work. They have succeeded tremendously in moving the climate movement into action on par with the challenge we face.  Because of their commitment to realistic solutions and the groundwork that they laid for the flourishing Climate Emergency Movement, there are 35 members of the House of Representatives calling for a “Green New Deal”— a 10 year transition to zero emissions, and more than 40 organizations supporting it. Further, Extinction Rebellion has taken the ball and run with it, starting a global movement in the streets demanding zero emissions by 2025.

We have only begun to fight! In this next phase of the movement, we need The Climate Mobilization more than ever, pushing individuals and governments to ever greater levels of ambition and commitment.

Please join me in supporting them with an end of year donation. If any work deserves your support this season, it is the all-out effort to demand climate truth and real climate action.

Genevieve Guenther, PhD
Director, EndClimateSilence.org

p.s. Check out this video of a conversation Margaret and I had in October for more!

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Kristen Cashmore

Senior Director
Kristen brings more than 25 years of social justice advocacy to Climate Mobilization. Her previous positions at human rights, public health, environmental justice, and clean energy organizations inform her work with the variety of stakeholders she is engaging with to bring an accelerated response to the climate emergency. Kristen earned a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley, where she was a teaching assistant in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.

Malik Russell

Communications Director

Malik leads Climate Mobilization’s press and communications strategy. He formerly served as Communications Director for the NAACP. He is a journalist, author, community-based educator, and former lecturer in the Department of Strategic Communications at Morgan State University. The former editor of the Washington Afro-American newspaper, he has worked as a journalist in the Black Press for over two decades.He has a BA in American history from Brandeis University and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Baruch College in New York, where he was selected as a National Urban Fellow.

Ezra Silk

Deputy Director

Ezra is co-founder of The Climate Mobilization and Climate Mobilization Project. He authored The Climate Mobilization’s Victory Plan, an influential exploration of how the federal government can organize and implement a mobilization to save civilization from the Climate Emergency and ecological crisis. This document directly shaped the demands of the Extinction Rebellion movement and the Green New Deal framework. Ezra was also a lead author of the climate emergency declaration resolution introduced in Congress in July 2019. A former newspaper reporter, Ezra has a BA in history from Wesleyan University.

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.

Laura Berry

Research & Policy Director

Laura brings over a decade of experience to Climate Mobilization in climate advocacy, organizing, research, and policy. She has worked on climate, environmental, and sustainability issues from local to global scales with organizations including the Stockholm Environment Institute, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, and 350.org. She is passionate about deepening democratic engagement in response to the Climate Emergency. Laura has a BA in human ecology from College of the Atlantic and an MSc in global environment, politics, and society from the University of Edinburgh.

Rebecca Harris

Organizing Director

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.

Marina Mails

Operations and Community Manager
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.

Sydney Ghazarian

Digital Organizer
Sydney leads digital strategy for The Climate Mobilization and Climate Mobilization project. She is also a founder of National Democratic Socialists of America Ecosocialist Working Group and worked to establish climate as a primary focus of the American Left. Sydney has previously worked in journalism and in academic research. Sydney received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California San Diego.

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.

Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD

Founder and Board President

Margaret is the founder of The Climate Mobilization (TCM) and Climate Mobilization Project (CMP) and helped catalyze a worldwide climate emergency movement through her work with both organizations. Margaret now serves as Climate Awakening Program Director. She is the author of Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth (New Society Publishers, April 2020) and several influential essays. She is also a member of the Climate Emergency Fund’s Advisory Board. Margaret earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Adelphi University and 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 the Climate Emergency.

AriDy Nox

Organizational Development and Engagement Manager
AriDy brings creativity, enthusiasm and a tremendous capacity for organization to her/their role, assisting the executive director with travel, communication and fundraising. AriDy Nox is a multi-disciplinary black femme storyteller and social activist. They have served as a national representative for The Young Women of Color Leadership Council, the Millennials of Color Leadership Bureau, and held writing positions with Advocates for Youth and RH Reality Check. She has worked as an administrative and executive assistant for a myriad of organizations including the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at Tisch School of the Performing Arts at NYU, the Youth Engagement Fund and the Community Resource Exchange.