Lauren Breynaert

Growing climate justice movements to include racial and economic justice.

Lauren Breynaert Profile


Port Angeles, Washington

Affiliations & Roles

Coalition Director, Climate Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy



Lauren is dedicated to working in and growing the climate justice movements at the intersection of racial and economic justice. Lauren has worked with national and statewide coalitions and campaigns including the Moving Forward Network, a national environmental justice coalition, and the Climate Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy. Lauren is currently the Coalition Director of the Climate Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, a statewide climate coalition based in Washington state with partners including environmental advocates, labor unions, a community of color-based organizations, health professionals, and faith communities, working with tribal nations, committed to building a resilient climate justice movement and passing equitable solutions to the climate crisis. Lauren’s work with the Climate Alliance has helped change the conversation in Washington state from whether we should take action on climate, to demonstrating how it should be done: with a broad coalition that includes frontline communities and impacted workers, and climate policy solutions that support the just transition of impacted for workers, low-income communities, and communities of color who disproportionately bear the impacts of pollution and of the transition. Lauren was born and raised in Washington State and currently resides in the town of Port Angeles, Washington with her partner and dogs Odi and Tucker. 

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