Kelly Abagat Administrative Coordinator Berlin, Germany
Mariana Abdalla Senior Global Communications Specialist Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kelly Albion Campaigns Director, 350 Australia Melbourne, Australia
Tamara Amalia Asia Comms Manager Jakarta, Indonesia
Anna Amar Africa Francophone Communications Coordinator Dakar, Senegal
JL Andrepont Senior Policy Analyst Vancouver, WA, USA
Verity Appleby Development Director, 350 Australia Sydney, Australia
Hinako Arao Japan Team Leader Tokyo, Japan
Chuck Baclagon Asia Regional Finance Campaigner Manila, The Philippines
Will Bates Deputy Organising Director Jaca, Spain
Karen Benson Global HR Associate Belfast, Northern Ireland
Hermione Berendt Digital Content Creator Brighton, United Kingdom
Dawn Betteridge Director of Strategy and Integrated Learning Amsterdam, Netherlands
Betsy Bevis Global Digital Engagement Strategist Maine, USA
May Boeve Executive Director Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
Cliff Boit UI/UX Designer Nairobi, Kenya
Matilda Borgstrom Senior Digital Campaign Specialist - Europe & UK Glasgow, UK
Wanda Borter Senior Digital Fundraiser Belfeld, Netherlands
Carly Brownell Development Assistant New York, NY, USA
Kim Bryan Associate Director, Global Communications Machynlleth, UK
Bridget Burrows Movement Support Director London, UK
Eve Byers Content Producer, 350 Australia Tasmania, Australia
Kate Cahoon Team Lead Germany Berlin, Germany
Katy Cashman Organisational Development Manager Milan, Italy
Liangyi Chang Asia Managing Director New Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Natasha Cherry Executive Assistant Saint Leonard, Maryland, USA
Nama Chowdhary Head of Public Engagement Department London, United Kingdom
Anthony Collins Western Australian Organiser, 350 Australia Perth, Australia
James Conlan Campaign Manager – Electrify Your Council Melbourne, Australia
Monica Davies Digital Organising Manager Cape Town, South Africa
Sisilia Nurmala Dewi Indonesia Team Leader Bali, Indonesia
Peri Dias Latin America Communications Manager São Paulo, Brazil
Clémence Dubois Associate Director of Global Campaigns Paris, France
Hugo Duchesne Associate Director, Multimedia & Design La Rochelle, France
Lully Duque Design Specialist Bogatá, Colombia
Jaq Evans Associate Director, Social Media & Engagement Strategy Seattle, Washington, USA
Jacynta Fa'amau Pacific Regional Campaign Specialist Victoria, Australia
Candice Fortin US Campaign Manager New York, USA
Débora Gastal Associate Director, Editorial & Languages Porto Alegre, Brazil
Aube Giroux Senior Video Producer (North + Latin America) New York (USA)
Sarah Gitau Senior Global HR Generalist Nairobi, Kenya
Funda Görür Support Services and Engagement Specialist Nuremberg, Germany
Sherezz Grant Web Developer/Wordpress Products Manager Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago
Sophie Guibert Europe Communications Specialist Paris, France
Chris Gusen Canada Senior Digital Specialist Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Nicolas Haeringer Associate Director Movement Partnerships Die, France
Agnes Hall Campaigns Director London, UK
Irfan Toni Herlambang Asia Digital Manager Jakarta, Indonesia
Christian Hounkannou Field Organiser Cotonou, Benin
Rachel Hubbard Associate Director - Organizing and Campaigning Products Bristol, United Kingdom
Daniel Hunter Associate Director, Global Training Philadelphia, PA, USA
Nona Hurkmans Global Digital Content Strategist London, UK
Risa Iizuka Japan Organiser Tokyo, Japan
Benson Imoh Lead Developer Abuja, Nigeria
Masayoshi Iyoda Japan Campaigner Tokyo, Japan
Emma Jackson Canada Senior Organizing Specialist Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Atiya Jaffar Canada Digital Manager Vancouver, BC, Canada
Alia Kajee South Africa Campaigner Johannesburg, South Africa
Rukiya Khamis Africa Regional Organiser Nairobi, Kenya
Baraka Chris Kif Africa Digital Campaign Manager Johannesburg, South Africa
Lila Kohrman-Glaser 350 USA Network Manager Maine, USA
Julia Krzyszkowska Deputy Director, Digital Campaigning & Organising Brussels, Belgium
Jana Kurtz Executive Assistant to the Executive Director Vermont, USA
Olivia Langhoff Managing Director Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tine Langkamp Senior Germany Organiser and Campaigner Münster, Germany
Johanna Lewis Senior Organizing Specialist Toronto, Canada
Cansin Leylim Associate Director Global Campaigns
Livia Lie Digital Campaign Associate Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kathleen Lei Limayo Video Producer (Asia + Pacific) Quezon City, Philippines
Fenton Lutunatabua Head of Regions Suva, Fiji
Jill MacIntyre Canada Organizer Prince Edward Island, Canada
Christine Malata Editorial Specialist Johannesburg, South Africa
Waniki Malupawi Our Islands Our Home Organiser, 350 Australia Brisbane, Australia
Zaki Mamdoo StopEACOP Campaign Coordinator Johannesburg, South Africa
Lucy Manne CEO, 350 Australia Sydney, Australia
Bianca Marquez Associate Director of Digital Fundraising Arlington, Virginia, USA
Helena Mullenbach Martinez Latin America Regional Organizer Bogotá, Colombia
Tumi Masipa South Africa Digital and communications specialist Johannesburg, South Africa
Ellie May Global Digital Campaigner London, UK
Christine Mbithi Africa Communications Manager Nairobi, Kenya
Liset Meddens Fossil Free Netherlands Coordinator Utrecht, The Netherlands
Norly Mercado Asia Regional Director Manila, Philippines
Sandi Mhambi Finance and Operations Manager Johannesburg, South AFrica
Alessandro Moliterno NSW Organiser Sydney, Australia
George Guivalu Nacewa Pacific Organiser Suva, Fiji
Landry Ninteretse Africa Managing Director Bujumbura, Burundi
Amira Odeh Regional Organiser Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Jeff Ordower North America Director Philadelphia, USA
Dee Paje O&C Tools Product Specialist Berlin, Germany
Lavanya Pant Organiser, 350 Australia Melbourne, Australia
Dian Paramita Indonesia Digital Organiser Bali, Indonesia
Tshepo Peele Organiser Johannesburg, South Africa
Amara Possian Canada Team Lead Toronto, Canada
Mark Raven Europe Communications Manager Hertford, UK
Jase Roberts Associate Director of Analytics and Data Science Vermont, USA
Sofia Rodriguez Senior Germany Organiser Germany
Maria Roper Senior Digital Fundraising Specialist Denver, Colorado, USA
Luiz Afonso Rosario Climate Defender Organiser Guaraqueçaba, Paraná, Brazil
Yaniliz Rosario US Senior Organizer Wisconsin, USA
Aaron Ross Product Director Angers, France
Rob Saunders Head of Operations London, UK
Anne Schroeer Global Director of Fundraising Madrid, Spain
Samkelisiwe Shongwe Global Finance and Operations Specialist Johannesburg, South Africa
Andreas Sieber Policy and Campaigns Associate Director Berlin, Gerrmany
Joseph Zane Sikulu Pacific Managing Director Sydney, Australia
Randhir Singh Senior Accounting Specialist Queens, NY, USA
Drue Slatter Asia + Pacific Communications Manager Japan
Mel Smith US Senior Communications Specialist New York, USA
Taylor Smith-Hams US Senior Organiser Baltimore, USA
Shani Tager Senior Campaigner, 350 Australia Sydney, Australia
Bibhu Tamrakar CRM Associate Director Kathmandu, Nepal
UG Tanaka Japan Digital Campaigner Tokyo, Japan
Daniel Teo Senior Digital Content Producer Singapore
Alandria Terry Assistant to the Executive Team Atlanta, GA
Mamadou Tiam Africa Digital and Communications Specialist Dakar, Senegal
Jenny Tuazon Senior Global Digital Campaign Specialist Manila, Phillippines
Beatrice Tulagan Associate Director Network Development Taguig City, Philippines
Glen Tyler South Africa Team Leader Cape Town, South Africa
Nico Udu-gama US Partnerships Coordinator Maryland, USA
Beatrice Valek Queensland Organiser, 350 Australia Brisbane, Australia
Tommy Vickerstaff UK Team Leader London, UK
Lisa Viliamu Jameson Queensland Organiser, 350 Australia Brisbane, Australia
Rushina Vipani Finance Director Virginia, USA
Kennedy Walker UK Organiser London, UK
Wilfred Wendt Pacific Digital Organiser Suva, Fiji
Kara Werner Senior Evaluation & Administrative Specialist Germany
Sarah Wilbore Global Communications Director Toronto, Canada
Nicolò Wojewoda Europe Managing Director London, United Kingdom
Busi Zasekhaya Climate Justice Coalition Coordinator Johannesburg, South Africa
Ndlhoko Zitha Global Systems & Operations Specialist -Remote, GMT +2-
Ilan Zugman Latin America Managing Director Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Based in South Africa for the last 11 years, Rashmi has led campaigns in international development for a number of years and is currently a co-founder of a multi-disciplinary collective Better by Codesign. Prior to this, Rashmi was the Head of Oxfam's global GROW campaign on food & climate justice, providing leadership for Oxfam's campaigns on climate, hunger, land rights, sustainable agriculture and the rights of women small scale producers. Her career began in the private sector in media & communications, before moving into the NGO sector, first at CAFOD managing campaigns on extractives, aid & climate before moving to Civicus to lead a global human rights campaign. In 2011 Rashmi joined Oxfam in South Africa as climate lead working with communities of women & activists on national & global policy change. She joined Oxfam International in 2014 to support southern campaign leadership.
Rashmi is a passionate advocate for ensuring the voices of women & people most affected by the climate crisis are at the heart of policy & decision making.
Vice Chair and Treasurer
China Brotsky is an active leader in the global social justice movement who uses her skills in finance, operations and governance to support organizations in the environmental justice, climate, anti-corporate power and immigrant rights movements. She served most recently as a senior leader at SumOfUs, a global online corporate accountability organization. Besides 350.org, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the ACLU of Northern California and Oasis Legal Services, a nonprofit law firm providing asylum services to LGBTQIA+ refugees. China spent over 20 years on the executive leadership of Tides. Her work included building a bi-national peer-learning network on collaborative space and an online donation application for social justice organizations. She was also a founding member of the Political Ecology Group, a Bay Area environmental justice organization and served on the boards of CorpWatch, Global Greengrants Fund and Greenpeace US. In 2020, she also worked with Seed The Vote to support the election work of grassroots organizations in AZ, FL, GA and PA.
Daniela Costa is based in Sao Paulo. Daniela Pais Costa is currently the Americas Senior Development Manager at Greenpeace International. She has over 15 years of experience advancing human rights and social justice at the global, regional and national level. She was part of and led one of the most pioneering organizational changes in the development sector at the time: the internationalization of ActionAid and later on, she led the transition of multi-affiliated Oxfam to one Oxfam in the Southern Africa region. Previous to Greenpeace, she worked at Making all Voices Count, an innovative programme that tests and documents learning on whether technology can foster transparency and accountability. She has worked with organizations from over 20 countries supporting organizations and their leadership in their development with focus on strategy development, programme development, board leadership and change processes.
Chibeze is the coordinator of the Strategic Youth Network for Development (SYND), which convenes the Youth in Natural Resources and Environmental Governance (Youth-NREG) Platform in Ghana. He is a certified Youth Master Trainer on Climate Change and an appointed National SDGs Champion by CARE Denmark. He is also a co-founder of 350 Ghana Reducing our Carbon (G-ROC), the local chapter of 350.org. He has significant experience in promoting youth inclusion in the governance of the natural resources and environmental sector.
Ellen Sprenger is a strategist and advocate for social and climate justice. Since 2004, she has been the founder and CEO of Spring. She is a believer — especially in human potential and our collective ability to solve the problems of our time. She is a curious and creative optimist, an espresso enthusiast and avid meditator. Her areas of expertise include multi-actor conference facilitation, future-scenario development, strengthening financial innovation and resilience for justice organizations globally, and executive coaching. Previously she held several management positions at Oxfam-Novib and was the Executive Director of Mama Cash, a feminist foundation based in Amsterdam. Ellen holds a master's degree in Development Studies, an MBA from Erasmus University, and she is an Integral Master Coach™ and Certified Integral Facilitator™. Ellen is from the Netherlands and Canada, and has lived in Tanzania, South Africa and the United States.
Currently focused on shifting the auto-industry in a more sustainable direction, Jessy has spent the last decade as a movement leader working to build progressive change. She recently served as Citizen Engagement Laboratory’s Co-Executive Director. She was a Senior Fellow with the New Organizing Institute consulting on progressive infrastructure building, the 2012 youth vote, and next steps for the climate & energy sector. Before switching her attention to the progressive movement at large, Jessy was the Executive Director for the Energy Action Coalition.
KC is an active leader in the national climate movement in the USA and served as Board Chair for 350 from 2015 through 2020. He has also been active in the utility industry, helping Seattle City Light become the first major carbon-free electric utility in the late 1990s. He has campaigned for energy solutions and climate justice at the state and local levels in the Northwest US, and served as Energy Policy Director for the State of Washington.
Terry has spent more than 50 years bridging the gap between our natural and human worlds. She is the retired President and CEO of Global Greengrants Fund, where she served for over a decade. An anthropologist by training, Terry has held faculty positions at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute; the University of California, San Diego; and Yale University. She is the author or editor of four books: Charity Begins at Home: Generosity and Self-Interest Among the Philanthropic Elite; America’s Wealthy and the Future of Foundations; Women and Power in the Nonprofit Sector; and Career Patterns in Philanthropy. She has published Op-Eds for The Guardian, EcoWatch, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The New York Times, Alliance Magazine and other outlets. Terry helmed the National Network of Grantmakers in the 1990s, and worked as a program officer at the Wyss Foundation to protect public lands in the western United States in the early part of this century. Terry is co-founder of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, D.C., and the Institute for Collaborative Change in New Mexico. In addition to 350, she currently serves on the boards of Save the Colorado and the EDGE Funders Alliance.
Yeb Madla Saño is a climate justice activist from The Philippines and currently serves as the Executive Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Board of the Laudato Si’ Movement (the Global Catholic Climate Movement). Previously, he was Commissioner of the Philippines’ Climate Change Commission, the country’s lead policy-making government body on climate change. Yeb was the Philippines’ chief negotiator in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and was widely known for championing climate justice in the climate negotiations. He also served as Chair of the UNFCCC’s Long Term Finance Work Programme. He has been working with local communities and international bodies for more than 25 years, tackling domestic and international issues that relate to climate policy, clean energy, international finance, biodiversity, marine conservation, disaster risk reduction, and governance, including a stint as the Director of the Climate and Energy Programme of the World Wide Fund for Nature. Yeb led a 1500 kilometer walk with other climate activists from Rome to Paris in 2015. He is also an avid scuba diver, wildlife photographer, cyclist, painter, and a firm believer in community empowerment.
Bill is Founder and Senior Advisor at 350.org and is the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. He is a 2014 recipient of the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel’ and is a founding fellow of the Sanders Institute. Bill has written a dozen books about the environment, including his first, The End of Nature, published 25 years ago, and his most recent, Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
International Advisory Council
Mohamed is a journalist based in Nairobi, who has reported extensively on the conflicts in Ethiopia, Sudan, and Kenya. He was an active voice in covering the climate talks in Durban, South Africa at last year’s conference of the parties.
Former President Mohammed Nasheed
Ousted in a political coup in February, Mohammed Nasheed was the first democratically elected president of the Maldives in 2009. He became a leader in the UN Climate Negotiations, calling for a return to 350ppm C02, and asking that a binding treaty be enacted which limits global temperature rise to 2 degrees celsius. Efforts that do not cap the global increase by 2 degrees will result in the Maldives being an underwater country.
Vandana Shiva is an Indian Physicist and internationally renowned activist, who has spread a powerful vision of peace and non-violence around the globe. She works to aim and defend nature and the rights of people to safe and clean food and drinking water, as well as dignified jobs. She’s worked to promote local and ecological models of food production, and has often highlighted the climate chaos that threatens global systems of food and infrastructure.
Casper ter Kuile
Casper is the Co-Director of the UK Youth Climate Coalition, and is currently a campaign strategist for Common Cause. His passion is in communications strategy and how we can change opinions and behaviors through telling the right story to the right people.
Marita Manley managed the Pacific Agriculture and Forestry Policy Network (PAFPNet) at SPC until July 2010 and supervised the research and the development of the Pacific Youth in Agriculture Strategy. She now works as a Technical Adviser for GIZ, the German Agency for International Cooperation, on a climate change adaptation program.
Dr Sean Weaver is Principal, Carbon Partnership Ltd. – a climate policy, carbon market project design, and education consultancy. He has over 20 years experience as a practitioner/educator in environmental policy and management. He’s the UNFCCC negotiator for Vanuatu, and is now focusing on climate change and carbon markets education for policy and business leaders.
Ricken Patel is co-founder and executive director of Avaaz.org. Ricken was voted “Ultimate Gamechanger in Politics” in 2009 by the Huffington Post and was named a Young Global Leader by the Davos World Economic Forum. Prior to Avaaz he lived in Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and other countries in conflict, and worked for the International Crisis Group, the Rockefeller Foundation, the International Center for Transitional Justice, and Res Publica.
Wael Hmaidan is a social entrepreneur and founder of IndyACT, the League of Independent Activists. He has established the ‘Arab Climate Campaign’ in the organization, which aims at achieving a strong post-2012 climate policy in the region. Wael also initiated the establishment of the Arab Climate Alliance to push for strong climate policy through the Arab League. After two years, the campaign was able to drastically change the Arab climate change position, push climate change up the political agenda, and make climate change a major concern among Arab public. Wael has more than 13 years experience in climate change and environmental campaigning in the Arab World. Currently, he is co-chair in the mitigation working group of the Climate Action Network and member of its political coordination unit. He is also an Ashoka Fellow, and a steering committee member for GAIA.
He is a founder of the New York Culture Jamming movement and an innovator in the international urban art scene. Since the late 90´s he has been replacing the faces of cultural icons chosen by advertisers with the faces of anonymous people to question the controls imposed on public space, the role models designated and the type of events that are guarded by the collective memory. Rodríguez-Gerada´s unique direction was mentioned in Naomi Klein´s book No Logo and was a precursor of the use of anonymous portraits now common in street art. His spectacular interventions are created for the sake of bringing awareness to relevant social issues. His large scale time base works avoid negative impact on the environment, challenge the conformity in contemporary art and allow for a reflection that goes beyond the completion of the piece to focus in its concept, process, and the metaphor that comes forth because of the material chosen.
Ronny Jumeau is a Seychellies political figure and diplomat, and is now permanent representative of the Seychelles to the UN and the US, a position he’s held since 2007. From 1998 to 2007 he served in the Seychelles government, as minister for agriculture and marine resources, minister for culture and information, minister for the environment, and minister for the environment and natural resources.
Sze Ping is currently the Secretary General of the Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology. He worked for the UN Environmental Program, and has led the establishment of Greenpeace in China since 1999. He serves in the boards of All China Environmental Federation, as well as Friends of Nature, which is the oldest green NGO in China.
Kumi Naidoo is the Executive Director of Greenpeace International, and has worked closely with Greenpeace for a number of years. He was involved in South Africa’s liberation struggle, and worked for a legalization of the African National Congress. He was involved in the development of Greenpeace’s work in AFrica, and became a board member of Greenpeace Africa when it opened offices in 2008.
Rod Oram is a NZ journalist who writes on corporate, economic, and political issues. He’s a trustee of the Hikurangi Foundation, an initiative to develop grassroots responses to climate change, and of the council for socially responsible investment. He’s also a member of the climate change action group in the Anglican diocese of Aukland.
Rubens Harry Born
Dr. Rubens Harry Born is the Executive director of Vitae Civillis Institute for Development, Environment and Peace, Brazil. He’s a dedicated climate activist, calling for conservation and sustainable development.
Henrietta Elizabeth Thompson is one of the two newly appointed Assistant Secretaries General, with responsibility as Executive Coordinators of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio 2012). Liz Thompson of Barbados brings to her post extensive experience and leadership at the national, regional and international levels and a breadth of exposure to sustainable development and environmental issues.
U.S. Advisory Council
Van Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean-energy economy. He is a co-founder of three successful non-profit organizations: The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change and Green For All. Jones is the best-selling author of the definitive book on green jobs, The Green-Collar Economy. He served as the green jobs advisor in the Obama White House in 2009. Jones is currently the President of Rebuild the Dream.
Gus Speth is an award-winning environmental leader and author of books such as The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability and Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment. He has held such prestigious titles as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, chair of the UN Development Group, and Dean of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Speth was also the founder and president of the World Resources Institute, professor of law at Georgetown University, chairman of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality and senior attorney and co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council. Speth currently serves on the boards of the Natural Resources Defense Council, World Resources Institute, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New Economics Institute, New Economy Network, and the Institute for Sustainable Communities.
Betsy Taylor is President of Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions, a consulting firm offering strategic services to philanthropic, business and non-profit clients. She was the co-founder and Board President of 1Sky, which merged with 350.org in April 2011. Taylor founded and served as president of the Center for a New American Dream, launched the Responsible Purchasing Network, and earned numerous awards including winner of the Washingtonian Magazine’s top fifty places to work in the D.C. metropolitan area. She previously served as executive director of the Merck Family Fund, the Stern Family Fund and the Ottinger Foundation and was a founding member and officer of the Environmental Grantmakers Association. She is author of Sustainable Planet: Solutions for the 21st Century, What Kids Really Want that Money Can’t Buy, and More Fun, Less Stuff.
Vicky Rateau is the campaign manager for Oxfam America’s national and international organizing and advocacy efforts around food security and climate change. She has played a leadership role on many global poverty campaigns for the past 11 years, including Oxfam International’s Make Trade Fair campaign. Rateau was the field director at the ONE campaign and an SEIU union organizer. Rateau previously served on the board of 1Sky.
Billy Parish is co-founder and President of Solar Mosaic. Prior to that, Billy co-founded and grew the Energy Action Coalition into the largest youth organization in the world focused on clean energy and climate solutions. Elected in 2007 as the youngest U.S. Ashoka Fellow, Billy has launched dozens of youth, climate and green jobs initiatives. He is also a co-founder of Green Owl Records, a green music label under Warner Music Group, and is a Board Member of several companies and non-profits.
Rev. Richard Cizik
The Reverend Richard Cizik is the author of The High Cost of Indifference and For the Health of the Nation: An Evangelical Call to Civic Responsibility. Since 2002, when Rev. Cizik was first “converted” to the cause of climate change, he has been an advocate for action on climate change within the US evangelical community and beyond. He was a participant in Climate Forum 2002, at Oxford, England, which produced the “Oxford Declaration” on global warming, and was instrumental in creation of the Evangelical Climate Initiative, introduced in 2006.
author, speaker, and environmental activist Colin Beavan, commonly referred to as No Impact Man, is well known for his year-long experiment with a no-impact lifestyle and his book on the experience, No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet. Beavan founded the No Impact Project, an international environmental non-profit dedicated to empowering citizens to make choices which better their lives and lower their environmental impact through lifestyle change, community action, and participation in environmental politics. His work has been the subject of stories in the New York Time, the Christian Science Monitor, and many other national and international news outlets. His website can be found at colinbeavan.com
Liz Butler is a leading activist with more than 17 years of experience organizing and campaigning on environmental issues, with a focus on both market and legislative campaigns. Most recently, she worked as the Campaign Director of 1Sky. Prior to joining the 1Sky team, Butler was a co-founder of ForestEthics where she spent 10 years as the Organizing Director. Butler also served as the National Organizing Director for American Lands Alliance, the Director of Missouri Public Interest Research Group, and graduated from Green Corps’ Environmental Leadership Training Program, where she received the third Alumni Achievement Award ever given by Green Corps. Liz is a recent recipient of the New Leaders Council “40 Under 40” Award in recognition of her advocacy work.
Rev. Lennox Yearwood
Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., is a minister, community activist, and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. Firmly grounded in his Caribbean and Louisiana roots, Rev. Yearwood is a fierce advocate for human and civil rights in the 21st century. He currently serves as President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus and works diligently and tirelessly to encourage the Hip Hop generation to utilize its political and social voice. Rev. Yearwood was a co-creator of the 2004 campaign “Vote or Die”. He was also the Political and Grassroots Director for Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Summit Action Network and a Senior Consultant to Jay Z’s Voice Your Choice. Rev. Yearwood has become an important figure in the peace movement as an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq. He was an Officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and led the “Make Hip Hop Not War” national bus tour to engage more young people in the movement for peace.
Tom Kruse is program officer for the global governance portion of the Democratic Practice program of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. He joined the Fund in June 2008 to manage the development and direction of the global governance grantmaking, including the formation of the program objectives, strategies, and initiatives. Prior to joining the Fund, Mr. Kruse served as an advisor to the Bolivian government on trade and investment policy, the continuation of trade preference programs, and debt relief. In that capacity, Mr. Kruse worked closely with the Bolivian government and its diplomatic missions, members of the Bolivian business community, international financial institutions, and several RBF grantees that provide technical assistance to developing country governments.
Bracken Hendricks is a Senior Fellow at The Center For American Progress and works at the interface of global warming solutions and economic development. He is a longtime leader in promoting policies that create green jobs, sustainable infrastructure, and investment in cities. Hendricks served as an advisor to the campaign and transition team of President Barack Obama, and was an architect of clean-energy portions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He also served in the Clinton administration as special assistant to the Office of Vice President Al Gore, with the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and with the President’s Council on Sustainable Development. He was founding executive director of the Apollo Alliance for good jobs and energy independence and has served as an energy and economic advisor to the AFL-CIO, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell’s Energy Advisory Task Force, and numerous other federal, state, and local policymakers and elected officials. Hendricks’ publications include the book Apollo’s Fire: Igniting America’s Clean Energy Economy, which he co-authored with U.S. Congressman Jay Inslee (D-WA).