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    Alabama

    Birmingham, AL

    The Birmingham, AL Chapter was started following the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Since their inception, the Birmingham, AL Chapter aims to broaden the conversation in its community and state regarding the climate crisis and its solutions. The chapter’s focus is on presenter development, presentation scheduling, and outreach to local schools and decision-makers.

    Co-Chairs: Martin Ledvina and Laura Kast

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    Arizona

    Baja, AZ

    The Baja, AZ Chapter consists of a small group of motivated individuals in southeast Arizona, centered in Tucson. The chapter’s main goal is to be the voice of science and reason in southern Arizona by spreading the word about the climate crisis through education and exposure at local events. We try to inspire action through example. The chapter typically meets on the third Sunday of the month. Feel free to email us at bajaAZcrp@gmail.com.

    Chapter Leadership:
    Carol Fiore (Chair)
    Vincent Pawlowski (Program/Event Chair)
    John Eisele (Membership Chair)

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    California

    California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo Campus Corps Chapter

    The California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. The chapter has made significant progress in their Green Fund Initiative campaign, which was approved in Fall 2019. They started the campaign by working with administration to assess proposal needs, and the following academic year gathered over 400 petition signatures, wrote two Student Government Resolutions, and received endorsements from other student organizations and professors. After presenting their work to the vice president of the University, the proposal was passed on in early April 2020. The project was initially granted 6,000 dollars to pilot the program with reusable service wear for campus dining, and will continue to grow in following years. As they gear up for implementation of the Green Fund, these students know what is at stake and are ready to fight for their future! If you’re a student at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, be sure to opt-in!

    Chapter Chair: Anya Poplavska
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/climatereality_sanluisobispo/

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    Los Angeles, CA

    The Los Angeles, CA Chapter is a highly motivated group of everyday people: teachers, students, scientists, activists, artists, storytellers, and more. Their all-volunteer army is dedicated to educating and informing their community about climate change, activating around solutions, and championing the transition to clean, renewable energy, resulting in a safe, just, equitable, and sustainable world. The chapter was formed in 2017, grew significantly following the 2018 Los Angeles training, and is now one of the largest and most engaged chapters in the country. The chapter houses over a dozen action committees covering a wide range of topics, and, in 2019, spearheaded the groundbreaking initiative that drove the Los Angeles Unified School District to pass a resolution to transition to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. They welcome all Angelenos to learn more about what they’re up to (via their FacebookTwitterInstagram, and website) and join them in this fight.

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Michael Zelniker and Jeff Drongowski

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    Orange County, CA

    The Orange County, CA Chapter is a supportive and welcoming community of all ages sharing a deep concern for our planet. Our mission is to empower a sustainable Orange County and motivate local individuals and communities to take effective climate action. The chapter formed following the Climate Reality Leadership Corps: Los Angeles training in 2018. And, in a little over a year, the chapter membership has grown from 50 initial members to over 150 chapter members including 50 trained Climate Reality Leaders. The chapter’s local action stems from giving presentations, tabling at local events, and connecting with other climate groups and businesses in the area. Whatever your skills, if you live in Orange County California and are committed to making our planet a cleaner, more sustainable and more just home for all creatures, there is a place for you here. Learn more on our website www.climaterealityoc.com.

    Chapter Leadership:
    Linda Kraemer (Co-Chair)
    Margo Finlayson (Co-Chair)
    Tristan Mansey (Vice Chair)
    Patty Yoo (Vice Chair)

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    Palm Springs, CA

    The Palm Springs, CA Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists which began with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has achieved countless wins. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Richard Noble

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    Sacramento, CA

    The Sacramento, CA Chapter began following the Los Angeles Training in 2018, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has worked to create collaborative partnerships with other environmental groups in the Sacramento area, and are currently working to push climate action and accountability at the local county level. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Kavenna Mathi

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    San Diego, CA

    The Climate Reality Project: San Diego, CA Chapter began following the Los Angeles training in 2018, with a group of five individuals interested in educating our local communities and working with other local climate change organizations. Since the beginning, the chapter has presented over 100 times for local schools, colleges, community organizations, libraries, and places of worship. They have developed great working relationships with at least 15 other climate change organizations and several of the other Climate Reality chapters in California. They have lots of plans and ideas for what they are going to do next and are always looking for more. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved! Check out their website to learn more.

    Chapter Leadership:
    Cherry Robinson (Chapter Chair)
    Scott Murrey (Leadership Committee)
    Lori Mendez (Leadership Committee)
    Rose Hanscom (Leadership Committee)
    Mathew Cooney (Leadership Committee)

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    San Fernando Valley, CA

    The San Fernando Valley, CA Chapter is a welcoming and dedicated group of Climate Reality Leaders and chapter members from the San Fernando Valley in the Los Angeles, California region. The chapter began in December 2018, following the training in Los Angeles, with a group of nine individuals determined to bring climate work to their local area. Since its inception, the chapter has achieved important wins, such as enlisting Los Angeles County to join the County Climate Coalition, upholding the Paris Accord (COP21) goals of limiting greenhouse gases. In September 2019 for the Global Youth Strikes, the chapter hosted a local youth strike, which gathered over 300 people from the San Fernando Valley and neighboring districts. In addition to making a contribution to community education by offering Climate Reality presentations, the chapter is currently pursuing a vigorous legislative campaign while developing new campaigns for environmental justice, tree planting, and looking for opportunities to support civic engagement initiatives. One of the chapter's missions is to provide ongoing learning to their members, therefore an educational segment is provided at every meeting with topics ranging from composting to re-generative agriculture to carbon sinks to zero waste to the Green New Deal, and so much more! This is an action-oriented chapter. If you'd like to connect with a dynamic group and perhaps roll up your sleeves and get involved in climate work, there is a place for you in the San Fernando Valley Chapter.

    Chapter Leadership:
    Diana Weynand (Chapter Chair)
    Vivian Deutsch (Outreach Coordinator)
    Sean Carlin (County Climate Coalition Coordinator)
    Kathy Schaeffer (Legislative Coordinator)
    Judy Glass (Environmental Justice Coordinator)
    Malcolm Orrall (Educational Coordinator)
    Kristy Pace (Presentations Coordinator)
    Tara Sitser (Event Coordinator)
    Tim Knipe (Presentation Trainer)
    Kim Neistadt (Financial Coordinator)
    Jolly Holloman (Trees and Soil Coordinator)

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    San Francisco Bay Area, CA

    The San Francisco Bay Area, CA Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from the greater San Francisco region in California. The chapter began a few years back with a handful of individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since its inception, the Bay Area chapter has focused on promoting climate action in the region, with a specific focus on pushing local and state governments to adopt clean transportation and building electrification programs. The chapter also has teams active in climate justice, youth engagement, and business engagement, as well as many local groups pushing for change in their communities, such as a team focused on electric vehicle (EV) adoption in their county. The Bay Area chapter is one of the largest Climate Reality chapters with more than 700 members. They have an active presence online with many talks and discussions, and they partner with other regional groups such as Sierra Club for larger events.

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Deborah Knuckey and Antonina Markoff

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    San Luis Obispo, CA

    The Climate Reality Project: San Luis Obispo (SLO) CA Chapter began following the 2018 Climate training in Los Angeles, with a group of twelve individuals interested in moving the needle in our own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has achieved countless wins including giving several Truth in 10 presentations to various community groups, coordinating with local environmental groups like SLO Climate Coalition, Ecologistics, and Sierra Club to sponsor climate education events, working to bring SLO County in line with The Climate Reality Project's County Climate Coalition goals, and is currently running the Turn Out for Tomorrow civic engagement campaign.

    Chapter Leadership: Ted Hamilton, Chair

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    Santa Barbara, CA

    The Santa Barbara, CA Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from the southern end of the Central California coast. The chapter began following the Climate Reality Leadership Corps: Los Angeles 2018 Los training, with a group of several individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter encouraged the local school unions to adopt climate change resolutions, encouraged green alternatives at local restaurants, presented educational programs to schools, the public, and a church, and mainly collaborated with local environmental groups to support passage of local governmental resolutions and policies that are ecologically sound. They are currently working to develop a strategic plan for their chapter that will forge an identity distinguishing their Climate Reality chapter from the many other excellent local environmental groups. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Karen Brill and Brigitta Van Der Raay

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    Santa Clara County, CA

    The Santa Clara County, CA Chapter offers a wide range of ways to learn more about climate change and to work on high impact actions. The chapter’s campaigns and programs currently include the speakers bureau which educates the community and mentors youth interns. The legislation and policy team which educates and helps members support legislation and policy with emphasis on California bills and local ordinances, educates elected officials, and attends city and state meetings to support policy, often that the chapter itself has initiated. The community choice energy-community engagement team encourages CCA to opt-up to 100 percent renewable energy and other CCA emission reduction programs. The Arctic restoration campaign encourages rapid research for solutions to slow Arctic and tundra warming. The membership team encourages member activism and outreach to expand membership. The communications team generates outreach with a monthly newsletter, action alerts, social media, letters to the editor, and marketing to the community. This is an exciting time to be active in the chapter as they continue to deepen their effectiveness with high impact actions. The chapter also holds monthly meetings and partners with organizations to increase their local impact. Let your voice be heard and develop long-lasting bonds with like-minded people. We look forward to meeting you, hearing your story and supporting how you would like to help solve the climate crisis.

    Chapter Leadership:
    Karen Nelson (Chair)
    Bill DeVincenzi (Leadership Committee)
    Harriet Harvey-Horn (Leadership Committee)
    Gary Latshaw, Deborah Warner (Leadership Committee)
    Erin Zimmerman (Leadership Committee)

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    South Bay, CA

    The South Bay, CA Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from Southern California. In 2019, the chapter began after the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Minneapolis, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter is still very new and continues to grow. The South Bay, CA Chapter focuses on issues such as the local refineries, ocean pollution, and education. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: William Morris

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    University of California, Davis: Campus Corps Chapter

    The University of California, Davis: Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. This Campus Corps chapter has made significant progress in its campaigns, doing incredibly things like giving presentations to elementary school students, advocating for a climate champion university president, and hosting weekly digital events for climate education. These students know what is at stake and are ready to fight for their future! We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If you also attend University of California, Davis, be sure to opt-in!

    Chapter Chair: Megan Phelps
    Chapter Website: https://aggielife.ucdavis.edu/organization/climate-reality-project

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    University of California, San Diego: Campus Corps Chapter

    The University of California, San Diego: Campus Corps Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the July 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Kristiana Chan (Chair)
    Sarah Lippmann (Leadership Committee)
    Janhavi Kulkarni (Leadership Committee)

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    Ventura County, CA

    The Ventura County, CA Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from Southern California. The chapter began in January 2019 following a number of individuals becoming Climate Reality Leaders at the Los Angeles training in 2018. Since its inception, the chapter has been working on getting its act together; and is still working on it. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Kristofer Young (Chair)
    
Doug O'Brien (Policy Chair)

    Kristen Kessler (Treasurer)

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    COLORADO

    Denver Boulder, CO

    The Denver Boulder, CO Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists from the front range region. The chapter began in 2017 with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter is currently working on several initiatives including, Climate Reality’s 100% Committed™ campaign, Colorado State climate legislation, youth education, and environmental justice. We look forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Chair: Tracey MacDermott

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    Eagle County, CO

    The Eagle County, CO Chapter mobilizes a citizen-driven, local solution for our shared global climate crisis. The chapter brings real, implementable, effective, and urgent solutions to Eagle Valley neighborhoods so that a rapid transition to a regenerative, inclusive, resilient model of survivability during a climate breakdown is possible. The chapter is fiercely pursuing a no idling campaign, and welcome the lionhearted! The chapter promotes awareness of the current opportunities of redesigning Eagle Valley life for a finer sustainable future. The chapter has been strong advocates for reducing greenhouse emissions 50 percent by 2025 and 100 percent by 2050 in their own community, and assists businesses, schools, governments, and residents in achieving these goals, by collaborating with Eagle County's Climate Action Coalition.

    Chapter Leadership: Susie Kincade

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    Northern Colorado

    The Northern Colorado Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists, based out of Fort Collins, Colorado. The chapter began in 2019 with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter is currently working hard on county-level climate action and planning, as well as building relationships and educating the Northern Colorado community on the climate crisis. We look forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Lori Hodges and John Parks

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    Connecticut

    Southern Connecticut

    The Southern Connecticut Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists. The chapter was formed in 2017 after the Pittsburgh training with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter is currently focused on presentations. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Pam Chambers and Jeff Patcyk

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    Delaware

    Newark, DE

    The Newark, DE Chapter began following the Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training in Atlanta, where chapter chairs Malika and Janet became Climate Reality Leaders. Since their inception, the chapter has achieved countless wins including joining the New Castle County Climate Coalition and is currently looking forward to partnering with the Poor People’s Campaign. The Newark, DE Chapter has become a prominent part of their local community, making sure Delaware is a more eco-friendly and sustainable place to live. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Malika Y. And Janet R.
    e-mail: delawarecrchapter@gmail.com

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    University of Delaware: Campus Corps Chapter

    The University of Delaware: Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. This Campus Corps chapter has made significant progress in its 100% Committed™ campaign, including passing student government resolutions to build a student majority on campus. These students know what is at stake and are ready to fight for their future! We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If you also attend University of Delaware, be sure to opt-in!

    Chapter Chair: Karen Dong
    Social media: https://www.instagram.com/climaterealityudel

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    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    American University: Campus Corps Chapter

    The American University: Campus Corps Chapter was recently started by a group of dedicated individuals following the July 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Philippa Keosheyan (Chair)
    Sean Reilly (Leadership Committee)
    Christina Becker (Leadership Committee)
    Brian Johnson (Leadership Committee)
    Olivia Sontag (Leadership Committee)

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    Washington, DC

    The Washington, DC Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the July 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Tappan Parker (Chair)
    Marisa Ensor (Leadership Committee)
    Makario Sarasozo (Leadership Committee)
    Melanie Guest (Leadership Committee)
    Daniel O’Brien (Leadership Committee)

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    Florida

    Boca Raton, FL

    The Boca Raton, FL Chapter services north Broward and south Palm Beach counties. Currently, the chapter is focused on climate change education and moving the community towards a 100 percent renewable electricity commitment. Check us out on Facebook and send us a note about what aspects of climate change interest you the most. Then, join us and help us move the needle in south Florida!

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Holly Lichtenfeld and Susan Steinhauser

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    Central Florida

    The Central Florida Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from Orlando and surrounding areas. Following the Denver training in 2017, five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard started the chapter. Since their inception, the chapter has focused on a variety of campaigns from supporting local environmental justice coalitions to coordinating presentations about the impacts of coal ash on their community. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: M Vanderhorst

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    Daytona Beach Area, FL

    The Daytona Beach Area, FL Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the August 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Chair: Kat Paro

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    Gainesville Area, FL

    The Gainesville Area, FL Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from North Central Florida. The chapter began following the October 2017 training in Pittsburgh, with a group of five individuals dedicated to finding solutions to the climate crisis. Through many presentations and events, the chapter has realized increased community awareness of the impacts of climate change, and has educated many area residents on how they can be part of the solution. The chapter has established collaborations with other environmental groups including the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Committee and the Sierra Club. The chapter is currently targeting Alachua County, as well as neighboring counties, to join the County Climate Coalition. They are also working on the 100% Committed campaign targeting businesses and local governments to commit to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030.

    Chapter Leadership:
    Deborah Scheuer (Chair)
    Bob Tancig and Roberta Gastmeyer (Campaigns Co-Chairs)
    Alex Lucas (Marketing and Communications)
    Susan Nugent (Presentations)

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    Greater Fort Lauderdale, FL

    The Greater Fort Lauderdale, FL Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from the Fort Lauderdale area. The chapter began following the Atlanta training in 2019, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has focused on engaging their local community through presentations and recruitment. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Peter Medaglia

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    Lee County, FL

    The Lee County, FL Chapter was started in the late fall of 2018 by five individuals who care deeply about the effects of climate change. Only one of the founding members is a trained Climate Reality Leader, but following her training, she took the opportunity to find others in Southwest Florida who shared her same vision. The chapter is focused on educating Fort Myers and surrounding towns about climate change and solutions through presentations, talks, and letters to newspapers. The chapter is running a number of campaigns, including solarizing Sanibel and other surrounding towns. Co-founders, Ariel Hoover, chapter chair, and Bob Moore, head of the solar campaign, hold monthly meetings to members that stretch from Cape Coral down to Bonita Springs and over to Fort Myers and Sanibel-Captiva.

    Chapter Leadership: Ariel Hoover

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    Manasota, FL

    The Manasota, FL Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from Manatee and Sarasota Counties in Florida. The chapter began as a spin off from the Greater Tampa Bay Chapter, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter is currently running Climate Reality’s 100% Committed campaign in coalition with the Sierra Club, targeting the city of Sarasota and beginning work with Sarasota County. In Manatee County, the chapter is also working in coalition with the Sierra Club and Manatee Clean Energy Alliance (MCEA) to get Manatee city and county to commit to the transition to 100 percent renewable. The chapter helped the MCEA get the local school board to adopt sustainable building standards for new school construction. They are currently working with academics and other leaders on producing a documentary on lessons that COVID-19 might teach us as we continue to move forward dealing with the local impacts of climate change on counties. The chapter is also working with other organizations on civic engagement education.

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Steven Murphy and Gary Farner

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    Miami, FL

    The Miami, FL chapter began following the Climate Reality Leadership Corps: Los Angeles training in 2018, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has focused on engaging their local community through presentations and recruitment. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Natasha Leon

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    Northeast Florida

    The Climate Reality Project: Northeast Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from Jacksonville, Florida. The chapter began following the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Atlanta, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has achieved countless wins including hosting an event with over 12 organizations present, in order to unify climate groups. The chapter is currently running the 100% Committed campaign. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Abbe Moody and Pascal Rathle

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    Pinellas County, FL

    The Pinellas County, FL Chapter was formed in May 2019 when the former Greater Tampa Bay Chapter was divided into three new chapters designed to better serve the area. Pinellas County is a peninsula separating the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, and is particularly vulnerable to the challenges posed by a changing global climate. As a new chapter, they have concentrated on efforts to increase visibility to residents, county, and city government, and other groups of climate activists. Although COVID-19 has forced the chapter to postpone their first public meeting indefinitely, they are now directing their climate efforts to digital media. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Ed Dye (Chair)
    Richard Hallmark (Leadership Committee)
    George Banez (Leadership Committee)
    Pakita Leone (Leadership Committee)
    Catherine Jadot (Leadership Committee)

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    The University of Miami: Campus Corps Chapter

    The University of Miami: Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. This Campus Corps chapter has made significant progress in its divestment campaign, including gaining hundreds of petition signatures from the student body. These students know what is at stake and are ready to fight for their future! We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If you also attend University of Miami, be sure to opt-in!

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Brian Baker and Luke Arends
    Chapter Website: https://miami.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/climate-reality-project

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    GEORGIA

    Atlanta, GA

    Founded in Fall 2018, the Atlanta, GA Chapter seeks to play a crucial role in promoting clean, efficient, and sustainable energy consumption and transportation practices, while also advocating for the equitable division of benefits and costs, in order to situate Atlanta as both a regional and national leader in addressing climate change.Chapter members work with stakeholders on the removal of policies obstructing clean energy in Georgia, and work to create new policies, through the use of Climate Reality presentations. The chapter also works with the city of Atlanta to help them meet their Paris Agreement goals by committing to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Jairo Garcia and Kerri Metz

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    Coastal Georgia

    The Coastal Georgia Chapter is a committed, passionate group of climate activists based in the Savannah, GA area. Inspired by the 100 percent renewable commitment from the city of Atlanta, the chapter worked tirelessly since their founding for the passage of the 100 percent clean energy resolution, which commits the city to achieving 100 percent clean, renewable, safe energy by 2035 in Savannah. The resolution was passed in March 2020 by the Savannah City Council. The chapter also works within a strong coalition of local partners, including The Center for a Sustainable Coast, The Harambee House/Citizens for Environmental Justice, The Dogwood Alliance, The Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Green Team, Citizens for Clean Air, Environment Georgia. Currently, the chapter is working on the development of a two-year strategic plan that will coordinate with the city of Savannah in a way that supports the planning phase of the 100 percent resolution and creates a citizens’ presence in the ongoing discussions within the city government.

    Chapter Leadership:
    Kevin Ionno (Chair)
    Mildred McClain (Chair-elect)
    Karen Grainey (Secretary)

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    Cobb County, GA

    The Cobb County, GA Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from northwestern Georgia. The chapter began following the Atlanta training in 2019, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has created a strong community presence and is focused on growing the chapter. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Elizabeth Martin-Malikian

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    Emory University: Campus Corps Chapter

    The Emory University: Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. This Campus Corps chapter has made significant progress in its 100% Committed™ campaign, including the victory of their university announcing a large power purchasing agreement. These students know what is at stake and are ready to fight for their future! We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If you also attend Emory University, be sure to opt-in!

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Ben Levitt and Eleanor Parrington
    Social media: https://www.instagram.com/climatereality_emory/

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    Northeast Georgia

    The Northeast Georgia Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from the Athens area. The chapter began following the Atlanta training in 2019, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has focused on engaging the local faith community through presentations about coal ash plants in the region. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Dawn Johnson

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    HAWAII

    Maui, HI

    The Maui, HI Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from Maui. The chapter was formed in June of 2019 with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter is currently focused on presentations and being a convening space for other green groups and movements in the area. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Rita Ryan

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    O’ahu, HI

    The O’ahu, HI Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals in the Fall of 2020. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Sebastien Selarque (Chair)
    Leon Geschwind (Leadership Committee)
    Judy Daniels (Leadership Committee)
    Joshua Cooper (Leadership Committee)
    Malia Staab (Leadership Committee)

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    Illinois

    Chicago, IL

    The Chicago, IL Chapter was one of the first chapters in the country established in October 2017. The chapter is a diverse mix of trained Climate Reality Leaders and climate-concerned public members ready to get into action. Since the beginning, the chapter has plugged into local coalitions, including the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition, where they work on regional issues and state policy. The chapter was part of a small team that wrote and secured Chicago’s commitment to 100 percent clean energy in buildings by 2035. On the state level, the chapter’s current campaign focus seeks Illinois’ commitment to 100 percent clean energy by 2050 via the Clean Energy Jobs Act, a bill introduced in Springfield in 2019. Of course, the chapter is a resource for regional presenters providing monthly calls, local resources, and support for successful outreach on the climate crisis. The chapter has a solid leadership team with a core group of grassroots volunteers ready to incorporate your energy. Join us at an upcoming monthly meeting. Our calendar and more details can be found on our website, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    Chapter Leadership:

    Cynthia Linton (Chair)
    Pam Tate (Campaigns)
    Jennifer Linton (Membership)
    Jane Goldenberg (Communications)
    Linc Cohen, Ray Ostrowski and Natalie Lichtenbert (At-Large Chairs).

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    DePaul University: Campus Corps Chapter

    The DePaul University: Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. This Campus Corps chapter has made significant progress in it's What About DePaul? campaign, by creating an entire investigative documentary on the campaign. In April 2019, the chapter also played an integral role in committing the city of Chicago to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035 by marching, lobbying, and writing countless letters to public officials to make the transition happen. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If you attend DePaul University, be sure to opt-in!

    Chapter Chair: Gabrielle Proctor
    Social media:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dpucampuscorps/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DPUCampusCorps/

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    Northern IL

    The Northern IL Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists. The chapter formed in 2018, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter is currently focused on presentations, getting monthly climate op-eds published, and being a convening space for other green groups and movements in the area. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Raymond Empereur

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    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Campus Corps Chapter

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. This Campus Corps chapter has made significant progress in its 100% Committed™ campaign and building a movement on campus. These students know what is at stake and are ready to fight for their future! We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If you also attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, be sure to opt-in!

    Chapter Chair: Abigail Scheidt
    Chapter Website: https://illinois.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/climaterealityuiuc

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    Indiana

    Indiana University: Campus Corps Chapter

    The Indiana University: Campus Corps Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the July 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Taren Porter (Chair)
    Abhishek Jagdale (Leadership Committee)
    Lucy Mellen (Leadership Committee)
    Rachael Sargent (Leadership Committee)
    Maria Bashmakov (Leadership Committee)

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    IOWA

    Des Moines, IA

    The Des Moines, IA Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists. The chapter began in the fall of 2019, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter is currently focused on presentations and being a convening space for other green groups and movements in the area. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Jen Canales

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    The Iowa State University: Campus Corps Chapter

    The Iowa State University: Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. This Campus Corps chapter has made significant progress in its 100% Committed™ campaign, including writing a detailed proposal for the university and working with the university sustainability office to develop strong climate policies in its first ever climate action plan. These students know what is at stake and are ready to fight for their future! We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If you also attend Iowa State University, be sure to opt-in!

    Chapter Chair: Hector Arbuckle
    Social media: https://www.instagram.com/isucampuscorps/

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    Louisiana

    New Orleans, LA

    The Climate Reality Project: New Orleans, LA Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from the greater New Orleans metro area including southern Mississippi and southern Louisiana. The chapter began following the Atlanta training, with a group of fifteen individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has achieved several wins by working in alignment with partner organizations including a monthly public educational event, numerous targeted educational events (such as educating southern Mississippi utilities), administrating and supporting the development of the Greater New Orleans Interfaith Climate Coalition, working with Energy Future New Orleans to obtain a commitment from the New Orleans City Council (the utility regulator) to achieving 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2040, fighting against environmentally destructive legislation, and joining the Coalition Against Death Alley to stop the development of fourteen new Formosa plastic plants and enforce EPA chloroprene standards at the Denka plant. All this work continues.

    Chapter Leadership
    Glenn Butt (Co-Chair)
    Dr. Peter Digre, (Co-Chair)
    Ruthie Long (Steering Committee)
    Syed Ahmed (Steering Committee)
    Bart Everson (Steering Committee)
    David Shepard (Steering Committee)
    William Christopher (Steering Committee)
    Elizabeth Soychak (Steering Committee)

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    MAINE

    Portland, ME

    The Portland, ME Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the July 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Derek Ahl (Chair)
    Keely Felton (Leadership Committee)
    Hilary Hosmer (Leadership Committee)
    Melisa Clawson (Leadership Committee)
    David Jones (Leadership Committee)

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    Maryland

    Baltimore Area, MD

    The Baltimore Area, MD Chapter began in early 2019 following the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Los Angeles, with a group of individuals who wanted to tackle climate issues as the local level, starting with presenting the Climate Crisis and Its Solutions. Since its inception, chapter members have been supporting each other in the fight for climate, partnering with other organizations, organizing a mayoral forum on the environment, and working on civic engagement.

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Niamh McQuillan and Kristin Smith

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    Delmarva Peninsula

    The Delmarva Peninsula Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from the greater Salisbury, MD region on the Delmarva Peninsula. In 2019, the chapter began following the Atlanta training, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter is focused on building relationships with other passionate climate activists in the Delmarva Peninsula, and educating their community on the climate crisis, especially at the local university.

    Chapter Leadership: Jordan Murphy

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    Montgomery County, MD

    The Montgomery County, MD Chapter began in October 2018, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter is currently working on a carbon pricing campaign to establish a carbon price in Maryland. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Frances Stewart

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    Massachusetts

    Boston Metro, MA

    The Boston Metro MA Chapter is a dedicated group of climate advocates who came together to spread awareness of, and drive action on, climate change in the greater Boston area. We are volunteers and activists who are socially and professionally active in diverse circles across cities and towns, generations, and sectors. What we share is a desire to make a difference on climate change. Our core activities include outreach to our communities about the climate crisis and its solutions, a teachers group working on K-12 climate curricula -- by educators, for educators -- and a unique partnership with Oxfam America to help the most vulnerable populations in the world adapt to climate change. If you're from the Greater Boston area, learn more about what we’re up to and be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Larry You (Chair)
    Keith Bergman (Leadership Committee)
    Joshua May (Leadership Committee)

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    Massachusetts Southcoast

    The Massachusetts Southcoast Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists of all ages. The chapter began in 2019 following the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Minneapolis. The chapter is fairly new, but has lots of energy and has just recently begun the 100% Committed campaign. We're looking forward to seeing what they do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Laura Gardner (Chair)
    Daniel Lefebvre (Leadership Committee)
    Alexandrea Matthews (Leadership Committee)
    Jeannie Lawlor (Leadership Committee)
    Donna King (Leadership Committee)
    Diana Painter (Leadership Committee)

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    Michigan

    Birmingham-Bloomfield, MI

    The Birmingham-Bloomfield, MI Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from the metro Detroit area. The chapter began following the excitement around this year’s Youth Climate Strikes. Since their inception, the chapter has achieved countless wins including holding multiple presentations in schools and gaining promises from principals of schools all over the metro Detroit region to engage in sustainable initiatives. The chapter is currently running a student presentation campaign, furthering their focus on youth involvement in the climate crisis fight.

    Chapter Leadership:
    Aadi Shiv Malhotra (Chair)
    Jonah Lis (Leadership Committee)

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    Lansing, MI

    The Lansing, MI Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the July 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Carolyn Randall (Chair)
    Bernadette Osborn (Leadership Committee)
    Anna Hicks (Leadership Committee)
    Aiko Major (Leadership Committee)
    Allison Schoen (Leadership Committee)

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    Michigan Technological University: Campus Corps Chapter

    The Michigan Technological University: Campus Corps Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the July 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Chair: Kendra Lachcik

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    University of Michigan: Campus Corps Chapter

    The University of Michigan: Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. This Campus Corps chapter has made significant progress in their climate education campaign by working to institutionalize climate education in the campus curriculum. These students know what is at stake and are ready to fight for their future! We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If you also attend University of Michigan, be sure to opt-in!

    Chapter Chair: David McAndrews
    Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/Climate-Reality-Campus-Corps-at-the-University-of-Michigan-2157986651135803

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    Washtenaw County, MI

    The Washtenaw County, MI Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists who formed the chapter in May 2018 to bring Climate Reality Leaders together to forward the goals of The Climate Reality Project.  Since then, the chapter has grown to over 150 people. Since their inception, the chapter has provide a variety of opportunities to their chapter members to take part in including giving presentations, testifying to the EPA, working in conjunction with the University of Michigan (UM) Campus Corps chapter, organizing calls, emails, and in-person contacts with Ann Arbor City Council to urge funding their CAP, and organizing comments on the State of Michigan’s proposed changes to high school curriculum that would have eliminated climate change.  They have also co-sponsored various events including the Climate and Health Summit at UM, showing of movies “From Paris to Pittsburgh” and “Saving Winter”, and the first annual Michigan Climate Action Summit. Most notably, the chapter has coordinated with partners to get Washtenaw County to start the Washtenaw County Environmental Council, creating a Climate Action Plan as well as the Ann Arbor Carbon Neutrality Plan. The chapter is currently running the 100% Committed campaign to ensure the county and city meet their set carbon goals.

    Chapter Leadership: Kris Olsson

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    Wayne State University: Campus Corps Chapter

    The Wayne State University Chapter was recently started by a group of dedicated individuals following the July 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Tejas Karun (Chair)
    Kyle Chung (Leadership Committee)
    Ashwin Thomas (Leadership Committee)
    Casey Lee (Leadership Committee)

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    West Michigan

    The West Michigan Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists who united the chapter following the Atlanta training in 2019 with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter is currently focused on presentations and being a convening space for other green groups and movements in the area. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Ellen Johnson

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    Minnesota

    Central Minnesota

    The Central Minnesota Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the August 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Aidan O’Donnell and Timothy Fremouw

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    Rochester Area, MN

    The Rochester Area, MN Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists. The chapter began following the Minneapolis training with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter is currently focused on presentations and being a convening space for other green groups and movements in the area. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Stephanie Hatzenbihler

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    Mississippi

    Golden Triangle, MS

    The Golden Triangle, MS Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from Starkville, Mississippi. The chapter began following the 2019 Atlanta training, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has achieved countless wins including a partnership with the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection and the Creation Care program. The chapter is currently starting the 100% Committed campaign and are considering starting an educational podcast.

    Chapter Leadership: Tracy Stebbins and Brian Arnett
    Chapter Website: https://www.climaterealitygoldentriangle.org/

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    Mississippi State University: Campus Corps Chapter

    Climate change is the biggest challenge of our generation, posing massive environmental challenges, and disproportionately affecting underprivileged communities. The movement to address climate change must be led by young people, especially college students on the cusp of entering the workforce. The Mississippi State University (MSU): Campus Corps Chapter is a student-led organization that educates the MSU community about the various effects of climate change. The chapter is working to ensure that MSU receives 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind. By working with faculty and MSU staff, they are creating a plan for MSU to transition over to 100 percent renewable energy as fast as economically possible.

    Chapter Chair: Mayukh Datta
    Chapter Website: https://msstatecrp.wixsite.com/climate/about

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    NEBRASKA

    Doane University: Campus Corps

    The Doane University: Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. In the Spring of 2019, the chapter successfully urged the university board to divest from fossil fuels and has been using lessons learned from that campaign to make large strikes in its 100% Committed™ campaign. This past year, they wrote a comprehensive and detailed sustainability master plan for the university and presented it to the board and numerous board meetings. These students know what is at stake and are ready to fight for their future! We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If you also attend Doane University, be sure to opt-in!

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    Nevada

    Las Vegas, NV

    The Las Vegas, NV Chapter began following the Los Angeles training in 2018, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has focused on presentation development and climate education in the Las Vegas community, including partnering with the local library system to host regular presentations. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Edward Ewert and Ezekiel Martin

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    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    Concord, NH

    The Concord, NH Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the July 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Tristan de Cande (Chair)
    Rachel Brooks (Leadership Committee)
    Laura Swauger (Leadership Committee)
    Michael Barsaleau (Leadership Committee)
    Ruth George (Leadership Committee)

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    New Jersey

    Northern New Jersey

    The Northern New Jersey Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists from Bergen, Essex, Sussex, Union, and Passaic Counties. One of the original chapters of The Climate Reality Project’s chapters program, they began as a small group of individuals who came together to support one another in our efforts to stop the climate crisis. The chapter works with lawmakers, citizens, and organizations in the community to advocate for clean energy generation at the local, county, and state levels, pushing for statewide sustainable environmental practices, pursuing environmental justice issues, and educating the public about climate change and other environmental issues impacting New Jersey and the world. The chapter continues to support a variety of programs to further understanding of the impact of climate change and other environmental issues. Join us in our mission to make this a just and sustainable world for future generations and make a difference. We look forward to seeing you soon!

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Leigh Garofalow and Susan Golden

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    Rutgers University: Campus Corps Chapter

    The Rutgers University: Campus Corps Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the July 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Annie Huang (Chair)
    Zoe Byham (Leadership Committee)

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    New Mexico

    Northern New Mexico

    The Northern New Mexico Chapter is a dedicated group of about 35 climate activists from the Albuquerque area and Northern New Mexico. The chapter started as a small group in early 2019, and have been growing in numbers since. Members range from very seasoned Climate Reality Leaders who were trained at the first Climate Reality Leadership Corps trainings over a decade ago, and who have been instrumental in advancing renewable energy efforts in New Mexico, to relatively new members who became trained Climate Reality Leaders in the past year or two, who are learning and leading with enthusiasm. The chapter also welcomes members from the community who are ardent climate activists. All chapter members bring their own unique skills and experience to engage with the community and policy makers through presentations and pro-climate advocacy. During meetings, the chapter shares new ideas and skills, and finds ways to gain synergy and act on climate. If you are interested in climate actions, and live in New Mexico, you are welcome to join, regardless of whether you’ve attended a Climate Reality Leadership Corps training. You can find out more about us at our website: https://www.climaterealitynnm.org/, or contact us by emailing climaterealitynnm@gmail.com.

    Chapter Leadership: 
    Julia Ying (Co-Chair)
    Pete Heald (Co-Chair)
    Sandra West (Leadership Team)

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    Silver City, NM

    The Silver City, NM Chapter began following the Atlanta training, with a group of five, primarily youth, individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has participated in over 50 Friday’s for Future climate strikes, organized the city’s Youth Climate Strike, and have focused on youth education on the climate crisis. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Michael Fugagli

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    New York

    Capital Region, NY

    The Capital Region, NY Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists working in the Capital Region and the Northern Adirondack areas of New York State. Following the Atlanta training and the passage of New York State's landmark climate legislation, The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), the chapter began. Some of the founding members worked alongside fellow activists to push for passage of the CLCPA legislation. Energized by that success, the chapter went on to establish a broad mission -- to educate the public about climate science and solutions, build coalitions with other climate activists, and conduct issue advocacy campaigns in order to bring about the rapid and just implementation of economy-wide climate solutions at the local, state, and national levels, and the development of resiliency plans. Work at the local level includes education and outreach in the form of presentations and tabling events, as well as working with local governments to adopt or expand their participation in the state's Climate Smart Communities program. State level advocacy includes actively following the implementation progress of the CLCPA, fossil fuel divestment of NYS Pension Funds, opposing the build out of new fossil fuel infrastructure, and advocating for alternatives such as beneficial electrification and renewable energy.

    Chapter Leadership: Laura Faulk

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    Chautauqua County, NY

    The Chautauqua County, NY Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from the western southern tier of New York. The chapter began following the Pittsburgh 2017 training, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has achieved a few wins including helping New York pass the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), and is currently involved in pushing for climate bills in Albany. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Lisa Mertz, Mary Jane Wagner, Judi Lutz Woods

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    Cornell University Chapter

    The Cornell University: Campus Corps Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the July 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Annalisse Eclipse (Chair)
    Isabella Eclipse (Leadership Committee)
    Jolie Wasserman (Leadership Committee)

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    Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT): Campus Corps Chapter

    The FIT: Campus Corps Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the July 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Caroline Levine (Chair)
    Georgia Wixted (Leadership Committee)
    Hadley Nelson (Leadership Committee)
    Kenzie Fitzpatrick (Leadership Committee)
    Hannah Block (Leadership Committee)

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    Finger Lakes Greater Region, NY

    The Finger Lakes Greater Region, NY Chapter includes inspired climate activists located in Central New York, encompassing the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions and the cities of Binghamton, Corning, Elmira, Ithaca, Syracuse, and Rochester. The chapter began following the July 2020 Global Training and is working to unify climate activism over a fairly widespread area. Following the examples and having support of other chapters in the New York State Coalition, the chapter plans to improve public awareness of the climate emergency and to actively promote the completion of the goals in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) for their region of New York State. The chapter also intends to reach out and work cooperatively with other active climate, environmental, and sustainability groups working within the region. They welcome all brand-new Climate Reality Leaders as well as those who have been with The Climate Reality Project for a while, but did not have a local chapter before now.

    Chapter Leadership:
    Thomas Hirasuna (Chair)
    David Kay (Leadership Committee)
    Rebecca Kluberdanz (Leadership Committee)
    Lynn Saxton (Leadership Committee)
    Diane Stefani (Leadership Committee)

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    Hudson Valley and Catskills, NY

    The Hudson Valley and Catskills, NY Chapter is a collection of inspired activists creating substantive change in New York State. The chapter is focused on education, environmental legislative advocacy, and accelerating the decarbonization of the state through Climate Reality’s 100% Committed Campaign. (In fact, they are a national leader in the implementation of that campaign, with over 100 wins to date).

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Tim Guinee and Alice Quinn

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    New York City Metro, NY

    The New York City Metro, NY Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists living and/or working in the five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. The chapter began formalizing its mission in August 2017, with a group of committed climate leaders already moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter aims to educate and catalyze its local community on the realities and urgency of the climate crisis and to inspire action by mobilizing the diversity of people and resources across New York City, and participate in statewide initiatives. They currently run campaigns on climate education, 100% Committed, and local decision-maker engagement. Learn more by visiting the chapter website.

    Chapter Leadership: Harriet Shugarman

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    Peconic Region, NY

    The Peconic Region, NY Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from the eastern end of Long Island, New York. The chapter began in 2019, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has achieved countless wins including growing support for the South Fork Wind Farm and helping local towns develop goals to transition to renewable energy, and is currently running the Win With Wind and the Wind Works Long Island campaigns in support of offshore wind power. We are looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: 
    Cate Rogers (Chair)
    Gordian Raacke (Leadership Committee)
    Afton DiSunno (Leadership Committee)
    Kathee Burke-Gonzalez (Leadership Committee)
    Susan McGraw-Keber (Leadership Committee)

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    Rockland County, NY

    The Rockland County, NY Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the August 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Darwin Keung (Chair)
    Chana Friedenberg (Leadership Committee)
    Susanne Kernan (Leadership Committee)
    Peggy Kurtz (Leadership Committee)

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    Stony Brook University: Camus Corps Chapter

    The Stony Brook University: Campus Corps Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the August 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Emily Schalkham (Chair)
    James Pizaro (Leadership Committee)
    Mei-Lyn Stout (Leadership Committee)
    Kiernan Beckett (Leadership Committee)

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    Suffolk County, NY

    The Suffolk County, NY Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from Long Island, New York. The chapter began in August 2017, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has grown in membership and is currently running the 100% Committed, carbon pricing, and education/outreach campaigns. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Melissa Parrott

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    Westchester, NY

    The Westchester, NY Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from New York. The chapter began in March 2018, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter's goal is to partner with existing organizations to promote, advance, and scale initiatives that address the climate crisis in an equitable manner. Its current initiatives include giving slide presentations integrating The Climate Reality Project and Westchester County Climate Action Plan to educate, inform, and activate county residents, partnering with existing climate advocacy organizations to advance New York's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goals, scaling the Croton100 model Climate Action Plan to other communities in Westchester County, and organizing the update of the Westchester County 2008 Climate Action Plan.

    Chapter Leadership: Janet Harckham and Patty Buchanan

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    North Carolina

    Charlotte, NC

    The Charlotte, NC Chapter began in 2017 and has since achieved countless wins including several community presentations and bonds of solidarity with other local environmental and Black Power groups. Currently, the Charlotte, NC Chapter is running several campaigns and projects such as the COVID-19 relief charity program, which has already collected over 2000 dollars of food and essential items, and the 20 Houses of Faith in 20 weeks, which is a virtual presentation campaign present to communities of faith. The chapter is currently partnering with the YMCA to run the YMCA Sustainability Ambassadors program, and also running a climate change simulation, where the chapter is creating an immersive role-playing event modeled after a poverty simulation and partnering with other nonprofit organizations, like the Sierra Club and NAACP. They are also in the process of creating an online version as well. Finally, the chapter is running a direct action campaign where chapter members are working with Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, 350.org, NAACP, XR Charlotte Youth, XR Charlotte, the Sunrise Movement, and other nonprofit organizations to help with on-the-ground organizing in Charlotte.

    Chapter Leadership: 
    Tina Katsanos (Chair)
    Corine Mack (Leadership Committee)
    Jessica Finkel (Leadership Committee)
    Effie Katsanos (Leadership Committee)

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    Durham, NC

    The Durham, NC Chapter began following the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Minneapolis, with a steering committee of five individuals interested in addressing the climate crisis at the local level. Since the inception, the members have given numerous presentations, logged countless Acts of Leadership and, more generally, been cheerleaders for climate action in our area. New membership has super-charged the chapter's energy and they are currently working on the 100% Committed campaign, and are in the process of starting a website to connect all the climate and environmental groups in the state.

    Chapter Leadership: Dan Porter

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    Eastern North Carolina

    The Eastern North Carolina Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from the Moorehead City area. The chapter began following the Atlanta training in 2019, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has focused on engaging their local community through presentations and recruitment. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Katie Tomberlin

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    Lake Norman, NC

    The Lake Norman, NC Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from Northern Mecklenburg, Iredell, and Alexander counties with members in Mooresville, Statesville, Taylorsville, Cornelius, Davidson, and surrounding areas in North Carolina. The chapter began following the Atlanta 2019 training with a group of five individuals interested in promoting the awareness of climate change impacts created by agricultural demand and rapid development. The chapter addresses how the Lake Norman region is uniquely affected by rural/urban interface challenges amid staggering socioeconomic, racial, and gender disparities. The chapter is currently partnering with Indigenous communities to bring awareness to the connection between climate change and missing and murdered Indigenous women. They are also conducting civic engagement campaigns, with the shared goal of increasing dialogue regarding climate change among local leaders and their constituents.

    Chapter Leadership: Angela Walker, Scott Dixon, and Seth Harris

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    North Carolina State University: Campus Corps Chapter

    The NC State University: Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. This Campus Corps chapter has made significant progress in its UNC University System Divestment campaign, including building a state-wide coalition and holding university administration accountable. These students know what is at stake and are ready to fight for their future! We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If you also attend NC State University, be sure to opt-in!

    Chapter Chair: Nadia Sheppard
    Social media: https://www.instagram.com/climaterealityncsu/

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    North Carolina Central University: Campus Corps Chapter

    The North Carolina Central University: Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. This Campus Corps chapter has made significant progress in its 100% Committed™ campaign and fight for intersectional climate justice. These students know what is at stake and are ready to fight for their future! We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If you also attend North Carolina Central University, be sure to opt-in!

    Social media: https://www.instagram.com/climatereality_nccu/

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    Orange County, NC

    The Orange County, NC Chapter is a busy group with many dedicated members. The chapter hosts monthly meetings which features speakers covering a variety of topics. The chapter also has a climate solutions book club which meets once a month at the local library. Chapter members began a weekly protest to close the local campus coal burning plant. Alongside several other climate organizations, the action has become locally notorious, and was recently highlighted in a documentary. The chapter often joins with other local climate groups in direct actions such as rallies and marches. An internal group of members also meets monthly to write letters to the governor asking him to take more aggressive action on the climate. New members and new ideas are always welcome.

    Chapter Leadership: Kim Piracci

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    Raleigh, NC

    The Raleigh, NC Chapter was started just prior to the July 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Cathy Buckley (Chapter Chair)
    Email: cbuckleycc@gmail.com

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    Winston Salem, NC

    The Winston Salem, NC Chapter began following the Atlanta training in 2019, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has focused on the 100% Committed campaign targeting Winston Salem to commit to 100 percent clean electricity by 2030. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Janet Loew

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    OHIO

    Case Western Reserve University: Campus Corps Chapter

    The Case Western Reserve University: Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. This Campus Corps chapter is just getting started but has big plans of working with other hospital schools on climate action. These students know what is at stake and are ready to fight for their future! We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If you also attend Case Western Reserve University, be sure to join!

    Chapter Chair: David Walbert

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    Columbus, OH

    The Columbus, OH Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists. The chapter began following the Pittsburgh training in 2017 with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter is currently focused on presentations and being a convening space for other green groups in the area. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Mac Crawford

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    Dayton, OH

    The Dayton, OH Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists. The chapter began following the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Minneapolis in 2019, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter is currently focused on presentations and being a convening space for other green groups and movements in the area. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership
    Scott Bushbaum (Chair)
    Glenn Davis (Leadership Committee)
    Peggy Berry (Leadership Committee)
    Kelly O’Keefe (Leadership Committee)

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    Greater Cincinnati, OH

    The Greater Cincinnati, OH Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the August 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Chair: Monet Stansbury

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    Northeast Ohio

    The Northeast Ohio Chapter is a dedicated group of regional climate activists that began in 2017 with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has grown by over ten times and has helped bring Cuyahoga County (the area’s largest) into the County Coalition Campaign. We’re looking forward to seeing what they will accomplish next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Steve Bagstad (Co-Chair)
    Erika Neeson (Co-Chair)
    Andrea Sharb (Leadership Committee)
    Roslyn Chao (Leadership Committee)
    Steve Cochran (Leadership Committee)
    Denise Woods (Leadership Committee)

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    Westerville, OH

    The Westerville, OH Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the August 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Jody McLain (Chair)
    Ran Flasterstein (Leadership Committee)

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    Oklahoma

    Central Oklahoma

    The Central Oklahoma Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from Norman, Oklahoma. In 2019, the chapter began following the Minneapolis training. Since then, the chapter has worked to build relationships with other climate groups and to educate the Norman community on the climate crisis through giving presentations. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Laura Cook

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    Oregon

    Portland, OR

    The Portland, OR Chapter began following the Climate Reality Leadership Corps: Bellevue training in 2017, with a group of individuals interested in working together on climate action. Since their inception, the chapter has been working on initiatives such as the Oregon Clean Energy Jobs Bill, Portland Clean Energy Jobs, climate education in schools, stopping pipelines in Jordan Cove and Kalama, as well as hosting educational events and speakers. Learn more on our website, and join us soon!

    Chapter Leadership: Amy Hall

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    Southwestern Oregon

    The Southwestern Oregon Chapter includes members from Deschutes, Jackson, Coos, and Lane Counties. We provide support and visibility to The Climate Reality Project across our region. We are advocates for rural Oregonians and firsthand witnesses to the climate crisis in our communities as we experience droughts, wildfires, ocean acidification, and species loss. Our chapter includes members engaged in legislative advocacy, civic engagement mobilization, educational presentations, and direct action. We oppose the Jordan Cove fracked gas pipeline and seek a strong rural Oregon.

    Chapter Leadership: 
    Sarje Haynes (Co-Chair)
    Richenda Fairhurst (Co-Chair)
    Bill Bradbury (Chapter training)
    Chapter Website: https://www.climaterealitysworegon.com/

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    Pennsylvania

    Central Western, PA

    The Central Western, PA Chapter began just prior to the Minneapolis training in 2019, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has been primarily focused on presentations and meeting with regional decision makers around the petrochemical buildout in the region. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Rhonda Dam

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    Chatham University: Campus Corps Chapter

    The Chatham University: Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. This Campus Corps chapter has made significant progress in its petrochemical opposition campaign, including to help mobilize the community and campus around major petrochemical opposition events. In 2018, Chatham University also became a signatory on the 100% Committed™ campaign, committing to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030. These students know what is at stake and are ready to fight for their future! We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If you also attend Chatham University, be sure to join the chapter!

    Social media: https://www.instagram.com/chathamclimatereality/

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    Lehigh Valley, PA

    The Lehigh Valley, PA Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists. The chapter began following the Pittsburgh training in 2017 with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter is currently focused on presentations and being a convening space for other green groups and movements in the area. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Anita Forester

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    Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

    The Climate Reality Project: Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter is a dedicated, diverse, dynamic, inclusive, and expanding group of climate activists from the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area encompassing the tri-state region: surrounding Pennsylvania counties (Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester); New Jersey counties (Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester); and Delaware counties (New Castle and Salem). The chapter will be launching several concurrent campaigns in our region, including Accelerating the Switch to Renewable Energy. Learn more about us: https://www.climaterealityphillysepa.org. Join us!

    Chapter Leadership: Abha Saini, Robert Ellis, Sean Gallagher

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    Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania

    The Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists. The chapter began following the Pittsburgh training in 2017, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has achieved countless wins and is currently focused on opposing the petrochemical buildout in the region, presentations, and being a convening space for other green groups and movements in the area. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, check out our website and be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Phoebe Reese, Marcel Minutolo, Deb Smit

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    Slippery Rock University: Campus Corps Chapter

    The Slippery Rock University: Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. This Campus Corps chapter has made significant progress in its 100% Committed™ campaign by building strong momentum on campus. These students know what is at stake and are ready to fight for their future! We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If you also attend Slippery Rock University, be sure to opt-in!

    Chapter Chair: Corrine Rockefeller

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    Susquehanna Valley, PA

    The Susquehanna Valley, PA Chapter is a small but mighty group of climate activists who work to connect with the people of Central PA about the urgency of taking action on the climate crisis. Our chapter started after five of the charter members were trained together at the Pittsburgh training in 2017, and encompasses a wide geographic area including members from Union, Montour, Snyder, Clinton, Lycoming, and Northumberland counties. Chapter members each bring a different skill set as they reach out to the community through climate presentations, plays, writing projects, climate strikes, and coalition building. We have campaigns in progress on climate action at the county and municipal level, petrochemical pollution, social justice, bird habitat restoration through native plants, and support of state and federal legislation. The Susquehanna Valley has a vibrant community of activists and we are making a difference. If this is where you live, please reach out to the chapter at susquehannavalleyCRP@gmail.com and become a part of this community.

    Chapter Leadership: 
    Sandy Field (Chair)
    Vicki Smedley (Leadership Committee)
    Penn Garvin (Leadership Committee)
    Kay Cramer (Leadership Committee)
    Karen Elias (Leadership Committee)

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    University of Pennsylvania: Campus Corps Chapter

    The University of Pennsylvania: Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. This Campus Corps chapter has made significant progress in its 100% Committed™ campaign, and, after three years, reached a huge benchmark victory in April 2020 through the announcement of a new climate action plan and a large power purchasing in agreement (PPA). The PPA will reduce the university’s academic campus carbon emissions and work towards carbon neutrality by 2042, while generating 75 percent of the required electricity for the academic campus and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The chapter did this by lobbying the university sustainability office and joined the Environmental and Sustainability Advisory Committee. These students know what is at stake and are ready to fight for their future! We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If you also attend University of Pennsylvania, be sure to opt-in!

    Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/pennclimatereality/

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    Rhode Island

    Greater Providence, RI

    The Greater Providence, RI Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the August 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Heather Field (Chair)
    Krystal Noiseux (Leadership Committee)
    Larry Buckley (Leadership Committee)
    Jennifer Klein (Leadership Committee)

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    South Carolina

    Central Savannah River Area

    The Central Savannah River Area Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists from Aiken, South Carolina. Originally comprised of five individuals from the Imani Group, the chapter began following the Atlanta training in 2019. Since their inception, the chapter has continued to pursue a mission of community education around environmental justice, specifically in impacted communities. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Brendolyn Boseman

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    Charleston, SC

    The Charleston, SC Chapter began following the Atlanta training in 2019, with a group of five individuals interested in starting the climate conversation and working with other environmental groups in Charleston. Since their inception, the chapter played an active role in the Global Climate Strikes, formed the Charleston Climate Coalition, and is hard at work developing a 100% Committed™campaign. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Belvin Olasov and Jen Wright (Co-chairs)

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    Greater Columbia Area, SC

    The Greater Columbia Area SC Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from the Midlands region of South Carolina. The chapter began following the Minneapolis training in 2019, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has actively recruited in their area, become an integral part of the South Carolina Earth Day Coalition, and planned future climate education events for the community.

    Chapter Leadership:
    Nina Grey (Chair)
    Kevin McKinney (Leadership Committee)
    Jane Przybysz (Leadership Committee)
    Mark Warther (Leadership Committee)
    Julie Martino (Leadership Committee)

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    South Carolina Upstate

    The South Carolina Upstate Chapter is a dedicated group of over 500 climate activists hailing from ten counties. The chapter began following the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Atlanta in 2019 and grew substantially by organizing the Global Climate Strike in September 2019. Since their inception, the chapter has focused largely on moving Greenville City Council to adopt the 100% Committed pledge. The city has recently applied for 2MW of solar power. The chapter currently has active tree, women and girls, presentations, and environmental justice campaigns. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Gary Harbour (Chair)
    Tandy Taylor (Vice Chair)
    Hirak Pati (Vice Chair)
    Will Morin (Public Relations)

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    Tennessee

    Memphis, TN and Greater Region

    The Climate Reality Project: Memphis, TN and Greater Region Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists from Memphis, TN and the surrounding region who want to be a part of the climate conversations and solutions. In 2019, the chapter began following the Climate Reality Leadership Training Corps training in Atlanta, where both future co-chairs were climate mentors and came together to form a team of regional leaders interested in making space for an immediate online climate connection to bring their local communities together. Since their formation, the chapter has achieved a robust online and Facebook presence of activism, gaining media attention for forming just before Earth Day 2019. The have also created a TVA clean energy campaign around the IRP process, planned and supported the Memphis Climate Strike in September 2019, presented to local students as part of the largest global climate strike in history, and were asked to present a 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action presentation as a climate collaboration with the local Sierra Club. We are a core member of the Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Movement Policy and Strategy groups, and also are currently involved in talks with other local activist groups discerning what is the best direction for local power company MLGW to either stay with TVA and create demands, or leave to create a more equitable energy future. We are on a mission to discern best practices for clean energy and climate justice issues and strive to bring our community together for the health of our environment and our people because we are all connected.

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Duffy-Marie Arnoult and Vance LaVelle

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    Nashville, TN

    The Nashville, TN Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the August 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Allison Stillman (Chair)
    Jennifer Dowdican (Leadership Committee)
    Kamilah Sanders (Leadership Committee)
    Cathy Anderson (Leadership Committee)
    Denise Bahil (Leadership Committee)

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    TEXAS

    Austin Area, TX

    The Austin, TX Chapter began in November 2017 with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard, and has since grown to a dedicated group of climate activists. Since their inception, the chapter has focused on building relationships with climate activists in the Austin community, and educating others on the climate crisis.

    Chapter Leadership:
    Becky Cavanaugh (Co-Chair)
    Brittany Ferguson (Co-Chair)
    Carmen Rumbaut (Leadership Committee)
    Patrice Schexnayder (Leadership Committee)
    Nancy Phillips (Leadership Committee)

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    Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

    The Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Chapter was chartered in September of 2017 by a group of five Climate Reality Leaders who were trained at the Houston and Denver trainings. The chapter’s mission is to build a mass movement in support of urgent action on the climate crisis with a focus on north Texas. The chapter has grown rapidly both in number and diversity, and has become one of the most active chapters in the region. In 2019 alone, chapter members gave over 120 public presentations, participated in more than 20 events, co-sponsored a major event with the Poor People’s Campaign Dallas to bring attention to the intersection of the climate crisis with the crises in environmental justice, racial justice, and economic justice, contributed actively to the writing of the City of Dallas’ Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan (CECAP) via our seat on the Stakeholders Advisory Committee, and so much more! In 2020, the chapter aims to work actively on the Turn Out for Tomorrow civic engagement campaign to register voters and get out the vote, in addition to encouraging more diverse outreach in Latinx and Black communities.

    Chapter Leadership:
    Roger Knudson (Chair)
    Jayashree Prashad (Treasurer/Book Club)
    Sharon Dennis (Secretary)
    Karen Magruder (Membership)
    Dan Green (Education/Training)
    Li-Ya Mar & Jeff Lu (Social Media)
    Richard Wayne (Events/Publicity)

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    Houston, TX

    The Houston, TX Chapter was formed in 2017 by a dedicated group of climate activists. Since their formation, the chapter has worked to educate the Houston community on the climate crisis through giving presentations, particularly focused on educating businesses to operate more sustainably and take climate action. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Dean Barone

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    San Antonio, TX

    The Climate Reality Project: San Antonio, TX Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from San Antonio, Texas. The chapter is in its infancy, but many local groups have expressed interests in partnering with the chapter, including the Sierra Club, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and Texas Resolution Project. Currently, the chapter is gathering ideas for combined projects, presentation opportunities, and civic engagement. Since the chapter started in March 2020, they have held two virtual meetings to discuss the future of the chapter, and also invited a guest speaker who presented to the city's Climate Action And Adaptation (CAAP) team members. The chapter is hoping for many exciting projects with new participants in upcoming months.

    Chapter Chair: Darshana Gupte

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    Utah

    Park City, UT

    The Park City, UT Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists who joined together following the Minneapolis 2019 training, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has taken time to build relationships with other environmental groups in their community, and participate in climate focused events, especially as they relate to the snow-sports industry. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Jenny Wampler

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    Vermont

    Burlington, VT

    The Burlington, VT Chapter began in 2017 with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter is currently focused on giving presentations and hopes to serve as a convening space for other green groups in the area. Interested in the environmental movement in Vermont, come join us!

    Chapter Leadership: Jenn Wood

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    Virginia

    The Northern Virginia Community College: Campus Corps Chapter

    The Northern Virginia Community College: Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. This Campus Corps chapter has made significant progress in its climate education campaigns, including holding regular educational and action-oriented events across two campuses. These students know what is at stake and are ready to fight for their future! We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If you also attend Northern Virginia Community College, be sure to opt-in!

    Chapter Chair: Ola Hameed
    Social media: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Environmental-Conservation-Organization/The-Climate-Reality-Project-Northern-Virginia-Chapter-555615498207141/

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    Northern Virginia

    The Northern Virginia Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists. The chapter began in 2017 with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter currently has a heavy focus on environmental justice campaigns in the DMV region, as well as works in coalition with other climate organizations. We look forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Paula Clements and Molly Bakal

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    Washington

    Bellingham, WA Chapter

    The Bellingham, WA Chapter was founded in September 2017 and includes dedicated climate advocates hailing from Washington state. The chapter's mission is to catalyze local solutions to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. The chapter works to ensure that the City of Birmingham implements its commitment in supplying 100 percent renewable energy for all municipal facilities and the city’s community electricity supply by 2030, as well as 100 percent renewable energy for community heating and transportation by 2035. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Chair: Jill MacIntyre Witt

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    King County, WA

    The King County, WA Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from northwestern Washington. The chapter formed in 2018 with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has championed implementation of a statewide carbon fee and commitments to 100% renewable electricity at the local and county levels. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Ali Lee and Michael Truog

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    Kitsap Area, WA

    The Kitsap Area, WA Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from Washington State. The chapter began following the Atlanta training in 2019, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter has focused on creating resources to help members of the community engage in climate activism. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: John Kydd

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    Snohomish County, WA

    The Snohomish County, WA Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from Washington state. The chapter began in September 2017, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter commits to reducing the carbon footprint of Snohomish County and beyond through member action and campaigns, including delivering presentations, contacting influencers, pushing for state and local policies, and building relationships with other environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and Everett 350. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Debbie King, Kimberly Busteed

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    Tacoma, WA

    The Tacoma, WA Chapter was founded in November 2017 and includes dedicated climate advocates from Pierce County and around the South Puget Sound region. Current chapter members recognize the critical need to work with local officials and community members to change the policies that permit dirty fossil fuel projects in Tacoma’s attractive deep-water port. The chapter is focused on education and relationship building and is a founding group of the Climate Pierce County coalition. Chapter members deliver presentations for local businesses, the faith community, and fellow green groups, and reach out to their communities through events like the South Sound Sustainability Expo. They also work to support students in their campaign to install a 99.9kW solar array on the roof of Jason Lee Middle School. The chapter is currently working to build membership, partner with local climate-friendly groups and organizations, and offer more educational opportunities. Join us!

    Chapter Leadership: Donna Thompson

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    Thurston County, WA

    The Thurston County, WA Chapter began in January 2018, with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. Since their inception, the chapter's focus has been to be a speaker’s bureau designed to provide high quality, up-to-date, locally contextualized presentations and workshops that inform, connect, and empower individuals and groups. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Co-Chairs: Connie Campbell and Barak Gale

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    Western Washington University: Campus Corps Chapter

    The Western Washington University: Campus Corps Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the July 2020 Global Training. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Sky Bressette (Co-Chair)
    Johanna Urbach (Co-Chair)
    Dakota Rash (Leadership Committee)
    Cora White (Leadership Committee)
    Caroline Burns (Leadership Committee)

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    Wisconsin

    Milwaukee, WI

    The Milwaukee Chapter is a dedicated and fun group of climate activists. The chapter began following the Minneapolis training in 2019, with a core group of motivated individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard and around the great state of Wisconsin. The chapter has quickly grown to over 50 members, currently focused on presentations and being a convening space for other green groups and movements. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Doug Marconnet and Allyson Bubb

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    Other Chapters

    University of Warwick: Campus Corps Chapter

    The University of Warwick: Campus Corps Chapter is a dedicated group of student climate activists taking action on campus. This Campus Corps chapter has made significant progress in its Declaring a Climate Emergency campaign culminating in the university declaring a climate emergency in Fall 2019. Since then, the chapter has been actively campaign on climate education topics across the board with things like food waste, climate action planning, sustainable shopping, and more. These students know what’s at stake and are ready to fight for their future! We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If you also attend University of Warwick, be sure to opt-in!

    Chapter Chair: Alexandros Kassapis
    Chapter Website: https://www.warwicksu.com/societies-sports/societies/27735/

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