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New York City Speaker X-Citement

Get a sneak peek into who some of our fabulous speakers are for our next training in New York City!

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We don’t know about you, but we could not be more thrilled to be hosting our biggest training ever in less than a month in New York City! We have an action-packed agenda for all those attending, filled with networking and skill-building sessions, and even voter registration. The best part? You’ll hear from an amazing lineup of speakers who lead brilliantly in the climate space.

To share our X-citement with you, we thought we’d share what some of our speakers have been saying and doing!

Saad Amer

Talk to the hand unless you #LeadOnClimate ✋

Well, that’s how we interpreted it anyway. All jokes aside, Saad is absolutely serving at the UN, holding world leaders accountable. His work, featured in top publications like Vogue, showcases his commitment to mobilizing young people and driving change. From cofounding Plus1Vote to his consultancy, Justice Environment, Saad’s innovative approach to sustainability and his unique blend of style and activism is sure to inspire.

Peggy Shepard

“Two different realities,” one Climate Reality.

We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with Peggy Shepard, co-founder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice and an extraordinary leader in the movement! With her unparalleled expertise and groundbreaking achievements, including co-chairing the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council and chairing the NYC Environmental Justice Advisory Board, Peggy embodies the spirit of advocacy and community empowerment. We can’t wait to hear from her!

Kristy Drutman

Brown Girl Green, bringing people together.

Kristy Drutman, AKA Brown Girl Green, brings a dynamic approach to environmentalism, media, and diversity. She’s captivated audiences worldwide, with her speeches and media content reaching hundreds of thousands. As the co-founder of the Green Jobs Board, Kristy is not only sparking conversations but actively bridging the gap for diverse talent in the environmental sector, making her a true trailblazer in the climate field.

Alexandria Villasenor

We won’t say we told you so…

Alexandria Villaseñor is a renowned environmental activist and speaker we are so excited to hear from at our New York City training! From co-founding the US Youth Climate Strike movement at 13 to addressing global forums like the United Nations, Alexandria's impact is truly remarkable. As the founder of Earth Uprising International and recipient of numerous awards, including the Earth Day Network Youth Leadership Award, her dedication to climate action inspires us all.

Gavin Schmidt

In case you needed a reminder that we are in our global boiling era…

We’re so excited to hear the latest updates in climate science from Dr. Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Dr. Schmidt's groundbreaking research delves into climate variability, examining both deep ocean circulation oscillations and responses to external factors. His expertise in Earth System Models and paleo-climate records provides invaluable insights into past climate changes, crucial for informing future projections and addressing global challenges.

Roberto Múkaro Borrero

Indigenous voices must be at the forefront of solving the climate crisis!

We’re honored to have human rights advocate, musician, and artist Roberto Múkaro Borrero as a speaker at our training! With over 25 years of experience and a rich background drawing from his Indigenous Taíno heritage, Roberto brings a crucial perspective to the table. His extensive work with non-profit organizations and involvement in international forums like the United Nations showcases his dedication to promoting Indigenous rights and environmental advocacy.

Jerome Foster II

Climate activist from Day 1 🥹

A leading voice in the youth climate movement and a Climate Reality Leader, Jerome Foster II’s journey from high school activist to White House adviser on the Environmental Justice Advisory Council is truly inspiring. His initiatives like The Climate Reporter and OneMillionOfUs, coupled with his impactful leadership in organizing Fridays for Future strikes, exemplify the kind of dynamic activism that is needed to motivate change. We can't wait to hear his insights and experiences firsthand, as he continues to resonate globally and shape conversation on climate action.

Apply today to hear from this amazing group on April 12-14 in New York. We can’t wait to see you there!