Friends and allies —
I am very excited to tell you about the next phase for The Climate Mobilization, and for me.
The Climate Mobilization is building power for a national transformation that restores a safe climate and creates a just and democratic society. To achieve this transformation, The Climate Mobilization has elevated Matt Renner, formerly our Deputy Director, to the role of Executive Director. As such, he will be taking responsibility for leading TCM into a new stage of our work to create a national all-hands-on-deck climate mobilization.
I will lead the The Climate Mobilization’s Board of Directors as Board President, and continue to serve as Executive Director of Climate Mobilization Project (TCM’s 501(c)3 sister organization), where I am focusing on helping leaders enter emergency mode, and otherwise using a psychological approach to build the Climate Emergency Movement and speed the mobilization.
Matt will focus on long term and short term strategy and realizing the vision of The Climate Mobilization, which he and I have co-lead for the past two years. This transition is a natural step to bring strategic focus to the work in front of us.
Matt is whip smart, highly dedicated, and a proven leader. He leads from the heart, with his vision for a future built on a foundation of justice and co-creation. Matt is pushing for a future in which humanity has successfully restored a safe climate and a thriving ecosystem — a place and time where a caring society and a fair economy can flourish.
Matt has been instrumental in building TCM from a tiny but fierce organization into a world-class team of people who are passionately dedicated to the vision of mobilization. We have transformed the political discourse and pioneering a campaign that has led to over 1700 global governments declaring a Climate Emergency. Media mentions of “Climate Emergency” shot up 10,000% in 2019, and the phrase became Oxford English Dictionary’s “Word of the Year!”
As the policy world continues to embrace more and more of our framing and our platform for mobilization, I am so excited to see what we can accomplish together going forward!