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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:
    Vincent Pawlowski (Co-Chair)
    John Eisele (Co-Chair)

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    Greater Phoenix, AZ Chapter

    The Greater Phoenix chapter of The Climate Reality Project consists of activists located around the vast Phoenix Metro area commonly known as the Valley of the Sun. The chapter consists of members from the 2019 and 2020 training sessions who have banded together to take multiple actions promoting climate change mitigation. These activities range from presenting the climate change story to talking with local elected officials to affect climate policy. The chapter operates in conjunction with the Phoenix Central chapter of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby and holds joint (virtual) meetings on the first and third Thursday of each month. Contact us now to see how you can get involved in this dedicated and passionate group.

    Chapter Chair: Mark Weathers

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    California

    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: Tara Barauskas and Andy Hattala

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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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    Riverside County

    The Riverside County, CA Chapter is a shared leadership, action- oriented, and growing chapter. Our mission is “through climate education, clean energy campaigns, community events, and coalition building, we will build knowledge, and mobilize positive change and unity around the climate issues. We are building a large and diverse chapter of climate advocates working to empower people, organizations and communities to create responsible environmental stewardship and renewable energy transitions throughout Riverside County in an inclusive and unifying manner. Currently we are focused in the Palm Springs and Coachella Valley areas, but we are looking forward to expanding our work throughout all of Riverside County as we grow and evolve. The chapter’s current focus is on creating local action projects, education, giving presentations, and coalition building with other climate groups and businesses in the area. We are a diverse chapter and open to whoever wants to share their experience and energy in leadership or any of our action committees! We are thrilled as we move forward in new and exciting ways in reaching our goals locally and ultimately globally to create a cleaner, more sustainable world for our mother earth, future generations of all species on this beautiful blue planet! 

    Chapter leadership team:
    Mark Accomando (Chapter Chair)
    Justina Velasco (Leadership Committee, Social Media Promotion)
    David Marrett (Leadership Committee, Chapter Liaison)
    Justin Lowery (Leadership Committee. Secretary and Support)
    Richard Noble (100% Committed™ campaign)

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    Instagram
    Facebook

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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:
    Martha Turner and Kaveena Mathi (Co-Chairs)
    Amara Cairns (Chapter Operations Committee Lead)
    Bart  Croes (Policy and State Liaison Committee Lead)
    Steve Shaffer and David Weightman (Education Committee Leads)

    Social Media: 
    Facebook
     

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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 Climate Reality training in Los Angeles, with a group of nine individuals determined to bring climate work to their local community. 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, the chapter hosted a Global Youth Strike, which brought together 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 at the city and state level. The chapter is always looking for opportunities to support civic engagement initiatives and provide ongoing learning to their members. Topics of interest to our chapter range ranging from composting to re-generative agriculture to zero waste, 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, even as we meet virtually, there is a place for you in the San Fernando Valley, CA Chapter.

    Chapter Leadership:
    Diana Weynand (Chapter Chair)
    Kim Latour (Vice Chair)
    Vivian Deutsch (Outreach Coordinator)
    Sean Carlin (Member Mentoring)
    Kathy Schaeffer (Legislative Coordinator)
    Judy Glass (Environmental Justice Coordinator)
    Malcolm Orrall (Educational Coordinator)
    Kristy Pace (Partners and Engagement Coordinator)
    Tara Sitser (Admin Coordinator)
    Terry Saucier (Sustainability Advocate)
    Kim Neistadt (Treasurer)
    Andy Hattala (Zero Waste Advocate)
    Sharon Undersma (Digital Communications) 

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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 Bay Area region in California.  Since its founding in 2017, by Climate Reality Project‘s Green Ring Awardees and Emeritus Chairs, Wei-Tai Kwok and Steve Richard, the Bay Area chapter has focused on promoting climate action and climate justice in the region, with a specific focus on pushing local and state governments to adopt clean transportation, building electrification programs, and advancing the Climate Reality Project's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) initiative, to bring frontline communities to the forefront of the climate crisis. With 1100 members, the Bay Area chapter is one of the largest Climate Reality Project chapters. Its active teams engage in policy action, alliances, climate justice, youth climate action, and business engagement, as well as localized efforts at the county level to advocate for measures such as building electrification and electric vehicle adoption. The chapter has an active presence online with many events, speakers, workshops, and other engagement opportunities, and aligned partnerships with regional groups such as Sierra Club for larger events and combined advocacy influence.

    Chapter Leadership:

    Teron McGrew and Harriet Harvey-Horn (Co-Chairs)

    Social handles:

    Website: www.climaterealitybayarea.org
    Facebook: Climate Reality Bay Area
    LinkedIn: climate-reality-bay-area-chapter
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crbainaction/
    Twitter: @ClimateArea

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    Santa Barbara, CA

    The Climate Reality Project: Santa Barbara, CA Chapter, began in 2018 with a small group of individuals who had completed the Los Angeles Climate Reality Leadership Corps training and wanted to save the world. We quickly realized that we also wanted to enjoy the company of like-minded people!  We meet once every two months, with three of our meetings involving a social gathering. Our chapter rallies with several other excellent groups to advocate for clean, green energy and beneficial environmental decisions in our community.  We are currently also developing a California legislative support program to get more involved in state programs and initiatives.  We have worked with schools to adopt climate change resolutions, encouraged green alternatives at restaurants, presented educational programs, had rousing participation in the annual California Clean Air Challenge, and have diverted hundreds of pounds of plastic films to a plastic recycler. We are coming out of a pandemic hiatus, and are working to define our strategic plan for the new year based on member interests. Join our group - we are looking forward to meeting you and hearing how you’d like to work with us to make the world a healthier and more beautiful place!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Brigitta Van Der Raay (Chair)
    Christine DeVries, Ellen Hunter, Kathi King (Leadership Committee)

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    Silicon Valley, CA 

    The Silicon Valley, CA chapter takes our name to heart with a focus on innovative ways to educate and to encourage member and community climate defense actions. Our diverse chapter is filled with members from all walks of life who apply creative approaches to climate problem solving. The chapter’s campaigns and programs currently include the Speakers Bureau focused on educating the community about climate change issues and solutions. The Decarbonization Action team focused on emission reduction in the built environment, transportation, and the development of strategies that encourage green job growth.  And the decarbonization team also continues to work on reach code adoption and support for our local CCA 100 percent renewable energy portfolios. The Communications team develops a Climate Reality recognized best-in-class monthly newsletter, action alerts, social media, opinion editorials, letters to the editor, and chapter marketing outreach to the community. The Arctic Restoration Campaign encourages rapid research for solutions to slow Arctic and tundra warming along with other “Black Swan” event risks. Our Membership team emphasizes new member on-boarding interaction that encourages chapter member activism. This is an exciting time to be active in the Silicon Valley chapter as we continue to expand our effectiveness with high impact actions. We hold monthly meetings that often feature expert speakers on diverse subjects from best practices for legislative advocacy, regenerative agriculture to the green job economy. And we closely partner with other climate organizations to maximize our impact, a local climate book club and with climate leaders in our region and in California. Join our chapter to 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’d like to help solve the climate crisis.

    Chapter Leaderships
    Karen Nelson and Charlotte Bear: Chapter Co-Chairs
    Tobe Okpala and Campbell Scott: Speakers Bureau Co-Directors
    Deborah Warner: Communications Director
    Erin Zimmerman: OpEd, Team Lead
    Nat Civ: Social Media Team Leader
    Karen Nelson: Decarbonization Action Campaign (includes Our Climate Moment) Director
    Gary Latshaw: Arctic and Black Swan Events Campaign Director

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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 we are still working on it, but are looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together! If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Kristofer Young (Chair)
    Jan Dietrick (Vice-chair)
    Kathleen Wheeler (Vice-chair)
    Kat Selm (Vice-chair)
    Don Price (Vice-chair)

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    COLORADO

    Boulder County, CO Chapter

    The Boulder County, CO Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists from the Boulder County area. The chapter formed following the rapid growth of climate activists in the Denver Metro area in order to focus on localized climate issues in Boulder, as well as facilitate with statewide climate initiatives. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

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    Denver Metro, CO

    The Denver Metro, 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: 
    Kat Haber (Chair)

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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 is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from Delaware. 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, headed up by Malika and Janet. Since their inception, the chapter has achieved countless wins, including New Castle County Climate Coalition, and is currently looking forward to working with the Poor People’s Campaign and running the federal Our Climate Moment™ 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
    Malika Yates (Chair)
    Rebecca Lower (Secretary)

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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, moving the community towards a 100 percent renewable electricity commitment, environmental justice, increasing awareness about electric vehicles.  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 Leadership: Holly Lichtenfeld and Susan Steinhauser (Chapter Co-Chairs)

    Chapter Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/ClimateRealityBocaRaton/

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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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    Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Chapter

    The Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Chapters recently merged during Spring of 2021 to form the Miami-Fort Lauderdale Chapter! Focused on creating awareness about environmental issues, this chapter also strives to work with the community in an effort to create a better world for all. South Florida combines the grassy swamps of the Everglades with the beautiful Atlantic coastlines to create a unique and spectacular landscape which this chapter hopes to protect.

    Chapter Leadership: Remuna Beca, Andy Chabassol, Juan Quintero, and Karl Brent

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    Lee County, FL

    The Lee County, FL Chapter seeks to mitigate the effects of global climate change, and to promote the 100% Committed™ solar energy campaign throughout our county starting with Sanibel, a city known for its leadership on sustainability issues. We seek to address environmental and racial justice to help our area experience justice and environmental progress. We focus on community education and practical actions related to renewable energy and climate change policy locally, regionally and statewide. Our chapter serves a very broad area. Lee County includes 14 cities. Current membership is currently primarily from Sanibel and Captiva; Ft. Myers; Estero, Cape Coral, and Pine Island.  We are a diverse group of people who seek to educate, promote, and enact change for the future of our magnificent environment and communities here in Florida. Our chapter members meet monthly to collaborate on local projects and to further our education and community building. We started our chapter in the spring of 2019 with in-person meetings, but have been on Zoom for many months now. Our goals include growing our chapter membership and to having inclusive participation by our members in all aspects of the work. We also work to promote 24 Hours of Reality annually through presentations and articles. Until the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we attended many local events where we tabled and did presentations and passed out literature all over our county, and plan to do that again this year after COVID-19. We strive to bring issues of climate change; environmental justice and sustainable living into the public conversations in our area through presentations; newspaper articles; working  groups; and collaboration with other organizations such as CCL, Pachamama Alliance, Calusa Water Keepers, Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, the Reset Center and the Climate Action Team in Ft. Myers, as well as the Conservancy of SW Florida and their Growing Climate Solutions initiative. Living in Florida presents unique challenges due to our adversarial political leadership to all things climate change and other aspects of justice. For this reason, we have individuals committed to alerting our membership about pending legislation that can set back or enhance  the goals of clean, renewable energy; racial justice and environmental justice.

    Chapter Leadership:
    Ariel Hoover (Chapter Chair)
    Bob Moore (100% Committed™ Chair)
    Tami Renkoski (Presentations Chair)
    Alessia Leathers (Our Climate Moment™ Chair)
    Tom Bierma (Southwest Florida Regional Resiliency Compact Chapter Chair)

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClimateReality.LeeCountyChapter/

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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: Michael Russcol and Gary Farner

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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)
    Gabriella Da Silva (Leadership Committee)
    Annajane Lowe (Leadership Committee)
    Mark Skogman (Leadership Committee)

    Social Media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClimateRealityPinellas
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClimatePinellas
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/climaterealityprojectpinellas/

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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 Leadership: 
    Jairo Garcia (Executive Chair)
    Cassidy Schwartz (Vice-Chair Operations)
    Samantha Gistren (Communications Chair)

    Chapter Website or Social media: 

    Website: https://www.climaterealityatlanta.org/
    Instagram: @climaterealityatlanta
    Twitter: @atlantaclimate
    Facebook Page: @climaterealityatlanta

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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: Zachary Johnson

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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 Northeast Georgia area, to include Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Hall, Jackson, and Madison counties. 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(Chair)

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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: Kasie Apo Takayama and Leslee Matthews

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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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    IDAHO

    South Idaho

    The South Idaho Chapter was started by a group of dedicated individuals following the Virtual US Training in 2021. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership
    Katalin Plummer (Co-Chair
    Bryant Jones (Co-Chair)

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    Illinois

    Chicago Metro, 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 Elected Leadership: 
    Cynthia Linton, Chapter Chair
    Pam Tate and Josh Bogionni, Campaigns Co-Chairs
    Tom Coleman, presenters chair
    Jennifer Linton and Sue Patel, membership co-chairs
    Jane Goldenberg, communications chair

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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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    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: Kent Newman (Chair)

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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 leadership:
    Cheyenne Minniss - Chapter Chair and Divest/100% Clean Energy Committee Chair
    Hector Arbuckle - Action Committee Chair
    Carolyne Waldron - Treasurer

    Social media:
    Instagram, twitter, VSCO: @ISUclimate
    LinkedIn: Climate Reality Iowa State University
    OR our linktree, which has it all: https://linktr.ee/isuclimatereality

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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 Maine chapter formed following the 2020 Global Training by a group of inspired individuals from across the state interested in expanding their individual impact. Commonly referred to as the Portland, ME chapter, the group collaborates with residents, activists, the business community and legislators state-wide to raise awareness of climate justice issues and to solve Maine specific climate-related problems. Anyone in Maine interested in responding to the climate crisis and working for environmental justice is welcome to join.

    Chapter Leadership: Derek Ahl (Chair)

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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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    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

    Greater Detroit, MI Chapter

    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: 
    Therese Hanlon
    Kevin Randall

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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. They are a diverse group of passionate individuals who have come together to solve the greatest challenge of our time – climate change. We are Minnesota activists, cultural leaders, organizers, scientists, and storytellers committed to building a sustainable future together. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: 
    Aidan O’Donnell – Co-Chair
    Charlie Cox – Co-Chair 
    Carol Arney 
    Tim Fremouw 
    Renee Obrecht-Como 
    Mark Andersen 
    Linda Loverude 
    Brick Fevold  

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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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    Missouri

    Greater St. Louis, MO Chapter

    The Greater St. Louis, MO Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists from the St. Louis region. The chapter began following the September 2020 Global Training with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Chair: Tiffany Glover

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    Springfield, MO Chapter

    The Springfield, MO Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists from the southwest Missouri region. The chapter began following the September 2020 Global Training with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Chair: Cassandra Scott

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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 Leadership: Cassie Snow and Rhonda Glaze (Co-Chairs)

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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

    Greater New Jersey Gateway Chapter

    Greater New Jersey Gateway Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists across the Garden State. 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 Leadership: Susan Golden (Chair)

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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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    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, NY. 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 and Mary Jane Wagner

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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)
    Rebecca Kluberdanz (Leadership Committee)
    Pamela Masaki (Leadership Committee)
    Lynn Saxton (Leadership Committee)
    Diane Stefani (Leadership Committee)
    Paula Welling (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 Leadership:
    Alice Quinn (Co-Chair)
    Samrat Pathania (Co-Chair)
    Gregory Simpson (Co-Chair)
    Tim Guinee (Co-Chair) 

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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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    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.

    Chapter Leadership: Janet Harckham and Patty Buchanan

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    Western New York Chapter

    The Western New York Chapter encompasses a region that includes the major cities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, as well as the rural area in between. The region is rich in hydropower, especially from Niagara Falls, and contains two of the world’s freshwater largest lakes. The rolling hills are home to many wind turbines. Our group of concerned and dedicated citizens are passionate in their defense of the planet. The members come with a variety of experiences in government, education, medical, technological and volunteer backgrounds. Our chapter members hope to collaborate with regional partners in moving the region further to a green economy, protecting the waterways, rebuilding wetlands, advocating for environmental protections, and educating communities about environmental issues. 

    Chapter Leadership: Lynn Saxton (Chair)

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    North Carolina

    Charlotte, NC

    The mission of The Climate Reality Project: Charlotte, NC Chapter is to catalyze local solutions to the climate change emergency by making urgent action a necessity in our community. We do this by establishing a community of local climate activists who are working to raise awareness through various educational activities and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. We are partnered with other local activist communities such as the NAACP, 350.org, the Sunrise Movement, the Sierra Club, Charlotte Mecklenburg Climate Leaders, various UNC Charlotte student organizations, and our local youth strikers. We are committed to prioritizing our local communities that are feeling the most dramatic impacts of the climate emergency. We strive to establish solidarity with low-income and marginalized communities through charitable acts and through educational programs that offer people strategies they can employ for self-reliance, resiliency, and action. 

    Chapter Leadership:
    Tina Katsanos (Co-Chair)
    Jessica Finkel (Co-Char)
    Effie Katsanos (Secretary)
    Corine Mack (Community Engagement Chair)

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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 and Melinda Lada (Co-Chairs)

    Social Media:
    Twitter: @ClimateRealityD
    Instagram: @ClimateRealityDurham

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    Guilford County NC

    The Climate Reality Project: Guilford County, NC Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from Guilford County, NC. The chapter began in the fall of 2020 following the summer 2020 Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. In the short time since their inception, the chapter has presented a local version of the Truth in Ten presentation to local government and civic leaders, and is working to form a network with other sustainability groups and advocate for local government practices and policies that reduce carbon emissions in a just and equitable way. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Vicki Foust (Chair)
    Etsuko Kinefuchi
    Nicole Gaines
    Shad Smith
    Stacey Hobart

    Social Media: Facebook

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    Lake Norman, NC

    The Lake Norman, NC Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from North Mecklenburg, Iredell, Catawba, and Alexander Counties. The chapter began following the 2019 Atlanta training with a group of five individuals interested in finding climate solutions for the agricultural industries in the region. Since the initial inception of the chapter, the work has evolved to include efforts toward cleaning around the Catawba River, developing school curricula to educate youth about the climate crisis, supporting Indigenous communities in pipeline protests, and bringing awareness to murdered and missing Indigenous persons. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Angela Walker (Chair)
    Seth Harris
    Scott Dixon

    Social media:

    Facebook

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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 feature speakers covering a variety of topics. The chapter also has a climate solutions book club which meets once a month, virtually for now. They are working on enlarging composting opportunities with our county solid waste department. Our education committee is working on educational modules, covering everything from transportation to diet, which can be shared as a PowerPoint with any group. New members and new ideas are always welcome.

    Chapter Leadership: 
    Kim Piracci (Chair)
    Margie Muenzer (Membership Chair)

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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: 
    Lily Wilson and Beth Rosen (Co-Chairs)
    Jeff Becker (Leadership Committee)
    Sherry Emmanuel (Leadership Committee)
    Sean Lewis (Leadership Committee)
    Nichelle Esquitin (Leadership Committee)

    Social Media:
    Facebook
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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

    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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    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
    Casandra "Casey" Sweeney (Co-Chair)
    Richard "Dick" Coin (Co-Chair)
    Andrea Sharb (Membership Coordinator)
    Lis Kroepel (100% Committed™ Coordinator)
    Steve Bagstad (Leadership Committee member)
    Steve Cochran (Leadership Committee member)
    Denise Woods (Leadership Committee member)

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    Northwest OH:

    The Northwest Ohio Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists hailing from Northwest Ohio, including Toledo, Ohio. The chapter began, following the second 2020 Global Training after discovering a number of trained leaders and other interested climate activists in the area. With a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard, they applied and became a chapter. Since their inception, the chapter has achieved some wins including a number of presentations as well as coalition building with groups such as Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Leadership: Greg Breier and Julie Shapiro

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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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    Oregon

    Central Oregon

    Our Central Oregon Chapter includes members from Bend, Sisters, Redmond, Sun River, Prineville, Madras and beyond.  We are focused on bringing climate change action and awareness to Central Oregon and beyond. We would love to help you get involved with climate action on a local level.

    We work to:

    • Connect with a local network of engaged activists just like you.
    • Gain the skills and have access to the resources you need to help you make a difference.
    • Help bring real climate solutions to your community.
    • Ensure the US continues to move forward at a critical time in the fight for climate solutions.

    Chapter Leadership: Candy Baunsgard – Chapter Chair

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    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:
    Richenda Fairhurst (Chair)
    Bill Bradbury (Vice Chair)
    Molly Miller (Notetaker)
    Tara Redfield (Communications Team Lead)  

    Chapter Website: https://www.climaterealitysworegon.com/

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    Pennsylvania

    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). Learn more about us: https://www.climaterealityphillysepa.org. Join us!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Abha Saini, Chair
    Julia Nakhleh
    Robert Ellis
    Carrie Barcomb
    Margherita Abe
    Dee Nguyen

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    Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania

    Formed in 2017 following the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh & Southwestern PA Chapter is a dedicated group of citizens working to transition Western Pennsylvania to a carbon-neutral economy by 2030. We seek just climate solutions that include frontline communities who have born the brunt of environmental injustice. Our current priorities are to:

    • Hasten the transition to a clean economic future for Pennsylvania & the Ohio River Valley
    • Increase public discourse about climate impacts, climate justice, and climate solutions
    • Prevent the petrochemical and plastic-factory buildout of the Ohio River Valley

    We hold regular events to keep us informed on local climate issues and innovations, we host meetings to build community amongst our membership, and we workshop practices on effective climate conversations. Please join us: Climate Reality: Pittsburgh & SWPA Chapter Facebook: Group | Page. Twitter: @climatecorpspgh Instagram: @climaterealitypghswpa

    Chapter Leadership: Phoebe Reese, Marcel Minutolo, Deb Smit

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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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    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)

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    South Carolina

    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:

    Tandy Taylor (Chair)
    Hirak Pati (Vice Chair and Campaign Chair)
    Terry Walker and Clare Carpenter (Campaign Chairs)
    Mike Ferney (Communications)
    Edward Pickering (Nominations)

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    Tennessee

    Memphis and Mid-South

    Chapter Description: The Climate Reality Project: Memphis and Mid-South TN Chapter formed after the Atlanta training, just before Earth Day 2019, and gained local media attention for achieving a robust Facebook presence of activism pushing a TVA clean energy campaign around the IRP process. They helped organize the Memphis climate strike in September 2019, following the lead of student organizers and have publicly presented for 24 Hours of Reality each year. Chapter members also participated in the 2020 Turn Out For Tomorrow campaign encouraging voter turnout. The Memphis and Mid-South chapter is part of the Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Movement and co-sponsored the Compass Conference 2021: The New Green Economy and also co-sponsored Memphis Transit Equity Day Public Hearing 2021 with Sierra Club and MICAH as lead sponsors. The chapter continues to create awareness about the decision for local power company MLGW to either stay with TVA and create clean and just energy demands, or choose a new provider to create a more equitable energy future. Chapter members are actively supporting and building coalition with Memphis Community Against the Pipeline and all allies to stand up against the Byhalia Pipeline to protect the community in the direct path of the pipeline and keep the aquifer and drinking water safe. They are excited to kick off Our Climate Moment™ federal campaign in Memphis and for the newly formed Tennessee coalition with Nashville! This chapter is on a mission to discern best practices for clean energy and climate justice issues, building bridges for a healthy environment and community. We are all connected and our strength is people power. Join us!

    Chapter Leadership:
    Duffy-Marie Arnoult and Vance LaVelle (Chapter Co-Chairs)

    Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307476949933027

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    Nashville, TN

    The Climate Reality Project: Nashville, TN Chapter was formed in 2020 and is part of the Climate Reality Tennessee State Coalition. They are a dedicated group of activists who want to be part of climate conversations and solutions to make a difference in our state and nation. The chapter is devoted to local issues and partnering with like-minded environmental and climate organizations to coordinate efforts on local and state wide initiatives. They are currently partnered with Urban Green Lab to create a broader voice in the Nashville community. The chapter is on a mission to educate and put into practice best solutions for clean energy and climate justice issues. They are seeking more ways to bring the Nashville community together for the health and well-being of our future.

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

    Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1291409004542782

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    TEXAS

    Austin Area, TX

    The Austin Area, 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. Learn more about the Austin Area, TX Chapter at www.climaterealityaustin.org. 

    Chapter Leadership:
    Charles Thatcher 

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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 doubled in size and in diversity of our membership in 2020. At the start of 2021, the chapter has 102 trained Climate Leaders and an additional 106 public members. We have become one of the most active chapters in the region. In 2020 alone, chapter members gave over 160 public presentations (most of them virtual, of course) and logged over 1300 Acts of Leadership in spite of the pandemic shutdown. Our work on the writing of the City of Dallas’ Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) via our seat on the Stakeholders Advisory Committee was rewarded by the passage of the plan by Dallas City Council in May. One of our biggest changes during 2020 was the formation of local working groups modeled on the working groups on the Hub. These groups have allowed like-minded chapter members to organize around specific issues or specific communities in which they wish to be active. This has led to much greater involvement by many members, and we anticipate that even more groups will emerge. We follow here the Jemez Principles emphasizing “bottom-up” organizing. You can find descriptions of our groups on the chapter website. In 2020, we also anticipate the formation of “local groups” in cities and town all across the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. These groups will facilitate taking action at the city, county and state levels. We expect to be very engaged with Climate Reality campaigns including 100% Committed™, petrochemical opposition, and Our Climate Moment™.  With virtual trainings again planned for 2021, we anticipate continuing to grow and expand the reach of our activism. If you live anywhere in north Texas, we invite you to join us.

    Chapter Leadership
    Roger Knudson, Chair (rogerknudson@gmail.com)
    Li-Ya Mar & Simon Rook, Vice Chairs
    Jayashree Prasad-Sinha, Treasurer
    Brittany Baum & Ryan Hamilton, Secretaries/Publicity
    Karen Dyer, Membership & Engagement
    Richard Wayne & Dawn Spalding, Events
    Jeff Lu & Li-Ya Mar, Technology & Social Media
    Dan Green, Education & Training
    Chip Pitts, Member at Large

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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: Sean Moran and Aimee White

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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 in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (aka the DMV). The chapter formed in 2017 with a team of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. The chapter currently has a heavy focus on environmental justice and 100 percent renewable campaigns, and works in coalition with other climate organizations throughout the region. Chapter members come from a wide range of ages and occupations, from retired accountants to high school students to new parents. Synergy at work! We look forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved! 

    Chapter Leadership:
    Molly Bakal (Chair)
    Aisha Cozad
    Alleyn Harned
    Carol LeBlanc
    Loretta Rowe
    Natalie Pien
    Tully Saul 

    Social Media:
    Facebook

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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 Bellingham 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 Kathy Dawson

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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: Kimberly Busteed and Wendy Ferry (Co-Chairs)

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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 who strive to view the climate crisis through a climate justice lens. Current chapter members recognize the critical need to work with local officials and community members to create and bolster strong climate plans in Pierce County and its cities. Such efforts are designed to strengthen or enact policies to slash our local carbon footprint, block permitting of dirty fossil fuel projects in the Port of Tacoma and throughout the county, and promote green energy and transportation. Other chapter member projects include a push to attain rights of nature for the Southern Resident Orcas through Legal Rights for the Salish Sea, an educational component centered on delivering Climate Reality presentations, and coalition building and community outreach. We are visible in our communities through events like the South Sound Sustainability Expo and the Sustainability Summit for South Sound Women in Business. The chapter is currently working to build membership, partner with local climate-friendly organizations, and offer more educational opportunities. 

    Chapter Leadership:
    Donna Thompson (Chair)
    Barret Carpenter (Leadership Team) 

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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, WI 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: Ashley Vedvig and Hillary Vedvig

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    Other Chapters

    Puerto Rico Chapter

    The Puerto Rico Chapter is a dedicated group of climate activists from Puerto Rico. The chapter began following the September 2020 Global Training with a group of five individuals interested in moving the needle in their own backyard. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll do next. If this is your local chapter, be sure to get involved!

    Chapter Chair: Ana Pellicer

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    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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