Climate Emergency

Our leaders are asleep at the wheel

We urgently need a massive effort to reverse global warming and protect humanity and the natural world from collapse. Starting a Climate Emergency Program in your city or county is a critical first step. 

Join the international grassroots movement of thousands of communities demanding their governments acknowledge the climate emergency and launch programs to end emissions by 2030.

Click here for up-to-date info on Climate Emergency Declarations.

Campaign Impact

The Climate Emergency Movement Has Arrived

The goal of the Climate Emergency campaign is to compel governments to adopt an emergency response to climate change and ecological breakdown.

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Cities are taking on the ambitious goal of eliminating emissions at emergency speed. Read a recent report from the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance on emergency-speed action after a climate emergency declaration in 15 cities around the world. 

Spark a Movement

Get the Toolkit and Take Action

We offer a step by step blueprint for people and organizations to get their communities involved by passing Climate Emergency Declarations, and follow-up policies, Climate Emergency Programs. Whether you’re an individual, or part of a local climate group in your community, we make it easy to move your community into emergency mode on climate.

               *The Climate Mobilization 2030 toolkit is brought to you by Climate Mobilization Project

Get the Toolkit

We’ll send you an organizer toolkit and opportunities to get connected with a network of climate emergency organizers.

Join the Network

Get Connected

Climate Mobilization Network connects dozens of climate organizations that are working toward the goal of zero emissions by 2030. By joining the Network, you’ll get access to peer sharing, one on one coaching, webinars and trainings.

Read more about Climate Mobilization Network here. If you’re interested in learning more or want to join, fill out the form below.

In the face of rising climate disasters, it’s time for the federal government to use every tool in its toolbox to cut emissions.

The National Climate Emergency Act (read it here) would give the President new tools to cut emissions with accountability and oversight, paving the way for equitable climate action.

Tell your Representative to join more than 50 members of Congress who already support the bill.

Implementation

What is a Climate Emergency response?

A Declaration of Climate Emergency is a piece of legislation passed by a governing body such as a city council, a county board of supervisors, a state legislature, or even a national government. It puts the government on record in support of taking emergency action to reverse global warming. Resolutions vary around the world, with many governments including local climate impacts and new climate targets in their resolution.

A Climate Emergency program is a comprehensive package of follow-up steps — sometimes adopted through a climate action plan — that puts a city or county on track to reach zero emissions by 2030. Example policy measures are in the toolkit you can download above.

For climate groups, starting a Climate Emergency campaign can serve as a powerful rallying call to attract hundreds of new members and build power to demand change. 

Use our Climate Emergency Declaration template and resources on other Climate Emergency policies to support the campaign for a Climate Emergency Declaration and follow-up policies in your municipality. While we encourage the template be edited to meet local conditions and specific local government situations, we ask that you retain the core demands when advocating for a Climate Emergency .

Climate Emergency Declaration Resolution Template

State Government Declaration Template

The goal of the climate emergency movement must be to collectively and immediately lead the public out of ‘normal mode’ and into ’emergency mode.’

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.

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.

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.