Meet The Leaders of the 2021 U.S. Women’s Earth Alliance Grassroots Accelerator

Manager, RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings Program

Boulder, CO

Advocating for clean energy and technology in the household energy sector.

Co-Founder, Resolve Conservation

North Carolina

Helping conservation organizations become more inclusive and implement new methods to complex conservation problems.

Founder & CEO, Solar Concierge

Atlanta, GA

Improving the accessibility and global development of solar energy.

Co-Founder, People Not Pozos (Wells)

Downey, CA

Challenging extractive oil industries in South Los Angeles. 

Partner - Corn Sister, Three Sisters Sovereignty Project

Mohawk Valley, NY

Healing her tribe through food justice and environmental advocacy.

Lead Organizer, Leaders4Earth

Central Valley, California

Decolonizing food systems and transnational indigenous spaces.

Program Director of Syntropy within Commonweal

Los Angeles, CA

Removing pollutants and toxins from Los Angeles communities through science and education.

Administrator, Parks and Neighborhoods, Shelby County Government

Memphis, TN

Stewarding land and open spaces cultivating community investment.

Board Treasurer, KAHEA: The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance

Honolulu, HI

Defending Native Hawaiian elders and protecting cultural rights.

Director, Energy Justice Partnerships at CELI

St. Charles, IL

Making climate engagement accessible and inspiring.

Representative, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Hawaii

Advocating for and progressing environmental and social policy in Hawaii.

Co-Founder & Project Director, Valley Improvements Project

Stanislaus County, CA

Pushing forward environmental justice in Stanislaus County.

Creator of Cuatro Costa

Guayama, Puerto Rico

Cleansing and maintaining beach waste in Puerto Rico.

Founder & CEO, Black In Marine Science

Alpharetta, GA

Encouraging the growth, development, and thriving of the Black Community in marine science.

Development Director & Village Planner, Indian Cultural Organization

Redding, CA

Accelerating advocacy and cultural preservation programs that center indigenous lifeways with the Winnemem Wintu tribe of Mount Shasta.

Campaigns & Advocacy Director, Montana Environmental Information Center (MEIC)

Montana

Elevating equity and collaboration in climate justice work.

Director, Espacio Migrante

California

Nurturing migrant communities with access to education and reinforced rights.

Executive Director, Earth Hacks

Virginia

Creating environmental justice and climate solutions through engineering.

Director, Hip Hop & Climate Justice at Youth Vs. Apocalypse

Bay Area, CA

Uplifting and training youth voices in climate advocacy through music and creativity.

Co-Founder & Board Secretary & Treasurer, 500 Sails

Northern Mariana Islands

Preserving indigenous history and reconnecting the people of the Marianas to their land and waters.

Protégete Community Organizer, Conservation Colorado

Colorado

Empowering health professionals to stand up against climate change for climate health in California.

Community Programs Manager, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

San Francisco, CA

Stewarding land, protecting wisdom, and helping others heal their connection with nature.

Director & Coordinator, Rio Grande Joint Venture

Texas

Uniting and amplifying climate solutions based on mutual flourishing.

Postdoc & Scholar-Activist & Steering Committee Member, Northeastern University & Feminist Agenda for a Green New Deal

New Orleans, LA

Combating environmental racism through energy research and education.

Community Captain, Centra Florida Disaster Resilience Initiative

Altamonte Springs, FL

Healing Florida communities with resilience, education, and preparation. 

Co-Head of Andover Climate Lobby, Field Representative of Our Climate, Co-Head of National CCL Youth Action Team

Boston, MA

Highlighting youth voices on climate policy in Boston.

Senior Partnership Officer, Climate Justice & Crisis Response, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

Revere, MA

Uplifting human rights-based responses in frontline communities.

Director of Ecosphere Studies, The Land Institute

Kansas

Researching agroecology and expanding people’s relationships with plants with civic science communities.

Education & Outreach Manager, Colorado Stormwater Center & Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

Educating and equipping communities to better manage water systems.

Director of Community and Environmental Resilience, National Recreation and Park Association

Decatur, GA

Encouraging environmental resilience through community partnership and engagement.