Meet the Leaders of the 2020 U.S. Accelerator

Founding Principal, Greenbank Associates

Oakland, California

Decarbonizing and eliminating fossil fuels dependence in public schools in the Bay Area, California.

Co-founder, Climate Health Now


Richmond, California

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

Executive Director, Virginia Free Farm 

Kents Store, Virginia

Cultivating the next generation of nature protectors through sharing knowledge in Indigenous lifeways and ethnobotany

Transportation Equity Program Manager, GRID Alternatives

San Diego, California

Advancing clean mobility for communities of concern.

Co-Founder, Seven Directions of Service

Burlington, North Carolina

Teaching cultural lessons and self-sustainment through indigenous seed gardening.

Associate Professor & Interim Associate Dean, Tennessee State University

Nashville, Tennessee

Increasing diverse student representation in food, agricultural, and natural resource sciences and supporting young people to become environmental justice advocates.

Climate Justice Organizer, Mothers Out Front

Catawba, Virginia

Accelerating a land and water protectors initiative within Indigenous communities in Virginia.

New York and Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizer,

New York, New York

Empowering BIPOC communities to create racial justice in the climate movement.

Global Green New Deal Working Group Coordinator, SustainUS

New Haven, Connecticut

Building global solidarity and grassroots solutions to the climate crisis through the Global Green New Deal.

Co-founder, Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition

Fairbanks, Alaska

Building a community of allies to dismantle white supremacy inside of the climate change movement.

Producer, Audiopharmacy Prescriptions

Bay Area, California

Providing a sonic, visual, and performative journey of decolonization, healing, and co-liberation to activate sustainable systems.

Director & Founder, Hope to Thrive

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Improving nutrition and reducing stress for food insecure populations.

Founder & Director, The Climate Justice Initiative

Seattle, Washington

Creating resiliency in indigenous communities in Alaska in the face of climate change. 

Founding Member, C5- Concerned Citizens of Charles City County

Providence Forge, Virginia

Designing sustainable energy solutions and fighting for environmental justice in rural Virginia. 

Founder, Mycelium Youth Network

Oakland, California

Preparing youth of color to address environmental racism and the climate crisis.

Founder & Executive Director, Herbicide-Free Campus

Berkeley, California

Eliminating the spraying of toxic herbicides at every school in the United States.

Field Organizer, Climate Action North Carolina

Fellow, North Carolina IGNITE

Raleigh, North Carolina

Activating youth to grow climate action.

Co-Founder, Micronesia Climate Change Alliance

Tamuning, Guam

Creating solutions to the plastic crisis in Guam and Micronesia.

Just Transition Fellow, Micronesia Climate Change Alliance

Talofofo, Guam

Increasing food sovereignty in the Mariana and Micronesia region.

Founder & Executive Director, LEAD 

Vinita, Oklahoma

Repairing native land that has been polluted and damaged by industrial industries.

Founding Member, Fireweed Collective

Anchorage, Alaska

Elevating voices, and building networks for local, national, and international climate solutions in Alaska.

Organizer, AMMD Pine Grove Project

Cumberland, Virginia

Supporting the development of the future generation of African American environmentalists from Cumberland, Virginia.

Co-Founder, El Departamento de la Comida

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Decolonizing Borikén (Puerto Rico) through food.

Communications Coordinator, Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs

Organizer, B.E.A.M (Black Environmental Activist Movement)

Hamden, Connecticut

Advocating for restorative environmental justice for African American and Black Communities through the Black Climate Network.

Co-Founder & Co-Director, EFAM

Oakland, California

Building individual and communal immunity by providing access to essential foods and medicines to all.

Meet the 2020 Mentors and Facilitators