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)
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.
Nina Grey (Chair)
Kevin McKinney (Leadership Committee)
Jane Przybysz (Leadership Committee)
Mark Warther (Leadership Committee)
Julie Martino (Leadership Committee)
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!
Tandy Taylor (Chair)
Hirak Pati (Vice Chair and Campaign Chair)
Terry Walker and Clare Carpenter (Campaign Chairs)
Mike Ferney (Communications)
Edward Pickering (Nominations)