350 is made of volunteers and people from all over the world.
Deepak Bhargava is a Distinguished Lecturer at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, and is a policy expert on issues of poverty, economic justice, racial equity, and immigration. He has extensive experience in community organizing, leadership development, social movements, progressive strategy, issue campaigns, coalition building and voter mobilization. For 16 years, he was the President and Executive Director of Community Change and Community Change Action, two of the premier national organizations supporting grassroots community organizing in low-income communities of color in the United States. He has trained and mentored hundreds of leaders who play key roles in progressive organizations and social justice movements, and worked to establish important labor-community partnerships at the national level on issues such as immigration reform, health care, and fiscal policy.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 masters 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.
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?