Meet the Leaders of the 2020 U.S. Accelerator
Founding Principal, Greenbank Associates
Decarbonizing and eliminating fossil fuels dependence in public schools in the Bay Area, California.
Co-founder, Climate Health Now
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
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
Accelerating a land and water protectors initiative within Indigenous communities in Virginia.
New York and Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizer, 350.org
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
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
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
Preparing youth of color to address environmental racism and the climate crisis.
Founder & Executive Director, Herbicide-Free Campus
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
Creating solutions to the plastic crisis in Guam and Micronesia.
Just Transition Fellow, Micronesia Climate Change Alliance
Increasing food sovereignty in the Mariana and Micronesia region.
Founder & Executive Director, LEAD
Repairing native land that has been polluted and damaged by industrial industries.
Founding Member, Fireweed Collective
Elevating voices, and building networks for local, national, and international climate solutions in Alaska.
Organizer, AMMD Pine Grove Project
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)
Advocating for restorative environmental justice for African American and Black Communities through the Black Climate Network.