Meet the Leaders of the 2019 U.S. Accelerator
Founder & Director, Wisconsin Green Muslims
West Bend, Wisconsin
Bridging faith and environmental justice to educate her Wisconsin community on energy and water conservation.
President, Malu 'Aina Center for Nonviolent Education and Action
Preserving traditional ecologies and cultures to pass on to the next generation in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Communications Director, Western Organization of Resource Councils
Shifting the narrative on climate change through storytelling projects across the West.
Utah Youth Environmental Solutions
Salt Lake City, Utah
Empowering young people in Utah to engage with the root causes of local environmental issues from an intersectional perspective.
Climate Justice Organizer, Public Citizen
San Antonio, Texas
Fighting air pollution and protecting children’s health in her community of San Antonio, Texas.
Development Director, The Earth Hacks Foundation
Building climate resilient and socially just communities through hackathons.
Climate Justice Lead & Executive for Environmental Justice, United Methodists Women
Queens, New York
Using faith to grow a culture of climate justice and gender equity in Queens, New York.
Marin City People's Plan
Marin City, California
Empowering local underserved youth and adults through ecoliteracy training and nature-based adaptation models.
Founder & Director, Voyaging Foods
Reclaiming a regenerative food system and Hawaiian food sovereignty.
Program Director, Little Growers Inc
Palm Bay, Florida
Building sustainable food production systems and providing STEM opportunities for underserved youth in Palm Bay, Florida.
Co-Founder & President, People Power Solar Cooperative
Creating regenerative economies and making solar power accessible in East Oakland.
Founder & Executive Director, Beyond Organic Design
New York, New York
Organizing sustainability and permaculture education in New York to prepare children facing the permanent consequences associated with climate change.
Executive Director, Bayou City Waterkeeper
Incorporating nature-based solutions and nature-centered practices in Houston municipal structures.
Fellow Organizer, Uplift
Mobilizing young people all over the Colorado Plateau to train, learn, and develop relationships in the face of climate change.
Senator of Guam
Prutehi Litekyan/Save Ritidian
Preventing environmental degradation in Guam and mobilizing community members to protect Litekyan, a sacred land scheduled to be the site of a firing range.
Food Justice Organizer, Missouri Coalition for the Environment
St. Louis, Missouri
Organizing against the food apartheid in St. Louis to improve food access and representation of local food systems.
President, Mauna Kea Anaina Hou
Founder, Kai Palaoa
Mobilizing to protect Hawaiian sacred site, Mauna Kea and upholding traditional indigenous principles of Aloha Aina and Kapu Aloha.
Co-Founder, Alliance of Native Seedkeepers
Rebuilding culture and food security for native peoples through preserving and proliferating native seeds in Richmond, Virginia.
Youth Organizer, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice
Educating agricultural workers on their health rights, and fighting against pesticide-use in the Central Valley of California.
Western Campaigns Director, National Young Farmers Coalition
Aiding young farmers to ensure success in adapting to climate change on their farms across the Western U.S.
Climate Justice Campaign Coordinator, Sojourners
Creating a cultural shift within the church around the issues of climate, and building a church network of climate advocates in Washington D.C.