Empowering the Movement

Training, support, and strategy for making change in your community.

A movement strong enough to take on the Climate Emergency and shift us to the sustainable, equitable world we know is possible.

The Approach

We’re helping people from across the country come together to take back our future.

Pushing for all-hands-on-deck effort to take on the Climate Emergency

Advocating for emergency-speed action, climate justice,  and a just transition

Building grassroots power

Equipping and connecting individuals

Our Programs

Bringing people together with tools for effective change
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Climate Emergency 2030

We are building power and developing tools to help cities across the US get carbon out of their economies while benefitting frontline communities.

Climate Mobilization Network

Climate Mobilization Network is a learning community for climate organizations that are working at the city, county or state level. The Climate Mobilization Network connects local organizations so they can collaborate, learn from each other’s work, and take action together.
Click below to get more information about The Climate Mobilization Network

About Us

Climate Mobilization Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in 2015 working collaboratively with The Climate Mobilization to grow the movement for a just, emergency-speed mobilization to save our planet. No one is stepping up to make the urgent changes required to save us. All of us must take this on. We have to take back our future.

Over the past seven years since our founding, Climate Mobilization Project has achieved a paradigm shift in climate politics. Moving society away from thinking about “climate change” to instead responding to the “climate emergency” — which requires immediate attention to survive — has resulted in more than 1 in 10 people on the planet living in a city, state or other jurisdiction that has declared a climate emergency. 

Our Team

We are a small team, supported by highly dedicated volunteers. Our passionate staff has diverse expertise in organizing, psychology, policy research and communications. We rely on deep collaboration with our allies across the climate and environmental movement.

Co-Leader and Director of Narrative Strategy

National Organizer

Founder & Climate Awakening Project Director

Co-Leader and Director of Operations

Climate Mobilization Network Contractor

Meghann Beer

Co-Leader and Director of Resource
Mobilization and Strategy

Co-Leader and Organizing Director

Board of Directors

The Climate Mobilization Project Board of Directors is key to helping guide the success of our work — we’re grateful for their dedication to our mission.

Climate Awakening is a program dedicated to unleashing the power of climate emotions through small group conversations. Led by clinical psychologist and climate activist Margaret Klein Salamon, we’re helping people transform themselves and their communities by turning climate grief, overwhelm or powerlessness into concrete political action.

Climate Awakening is a fiscally sponsored project of Climate Mobilization Project. You can make a donation here.

Donate by Check

Please include your email address on your check so that we can contact you with a confirmation. Checks can be addressed to:

Climate Mobilization Project:
Climate Mobilization Project
228 Park Ave. S
PMB 87816
New York, NY 10003-1502

Donations to Climate Mobilization Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit, are tax-deductible.
EIN# 81-1235389

We accept donations from Donor Advised Funds

Donate Cryptocurrency

We use the Engiven to accept cryptocurrency. Please use the button above to make a donation.

Contact Marina Mails with any questions.

Change Your Recurring Gift

To make a change to your monthly gift, please email us at help@climatemobilization.org and specify the change you’d like to make. We will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm the changes. If you need further assistance, you may contact Marina Mails, at marina.mails@climatemobilization.org.

Bank Transfer

For bank to bank transfer instructions, please contact Marina Mails (marina.mails@climatemobilization.org)

Planned Giving

Talk with your tax advisor about a planned gift to Climate Mobilization Project, our 501(c)(3). If you decide to leave a bequest to our organization as part of your will or trust, you may specify a certain donation amount, or leave a percentage of your total assets.

Here is sample language that may be helpful to you and your legal advisor as you prepare your paperwork:

“I give to Climate Mobilization Project, a not-for-profit organization incorporated by the laws of the state of Delaware, having as its principal address 275 9th Street, Suite 150329 Brooklyn, NY 11215, the sum of $_____ or ______% of my estate or residuary estate to be used for its general purposes.”

For your reference, the Climate Mobilization Project EIN is: 81-1235389

Please contact Marina Mails (marina.mails@climatemobilization.org) with questions.

Give a Gift of Stock


Donors can contribute stock to Climate Mobilization Project through the online service Stock Donator:

Please contact your financial advisor for information regarding fees and tax advantages.

James Streit

Board Member

James has retired after working in banking and finance for over 30 years, most recently as a senior portfolio manager in Bank of America’s corporate treasury department. Prior to that role, James worked as a portfolio manager for a variety of entities, including Salomon Brothers and Credit Suisse, as well as smaller start-up firms. He has a longstanding interest in issues related to the climate crisis and its intersection with the financial industry.  He has supported organizations such as The Climate Mobilization and The Sierra Club in their efforts to bring about an appropriate response based on the best available science. James holds an MA in physics and a BA in physics and mathematics from Columbia University, and is a CFA charterholder.

Madeleine MacGillivray

Board Member

Madeleine is a lifelong climate activist, microplastics specialist, sustainable brand consultant, model, and Brooklyn native. She holds an MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, and a BA in Environmental Policy from Barnard, having completed her undergraduate thesis on microplastics pollution at Columbia’s renowned Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Madeleine has been speaking out against water issues since the age of nine, when she founded her first non-profit organization raising awareness about climate change and water drought in Africa and was acknowledged by Bill McKibben’s national climate rally. At 16, Madeleine appeared as one of six youth plaintiffs as part of the hugely influential Our Children’s Trust lawsuit, which sued the US government and the EPA and reached the Supreme Court.

As an Ambassador and advisory board member of the 5Gyres Institute, Madeleine specializes in microplastics pollution research and legislation. She is also the Microplastics Policy and Science Fellow at Indigenous-led Seeding Sovereignty. Madeleine calls herself an ‘empathist’ who provokes emotionally-driven conversation in a world increasingly plagued by disconnect.

Madeleine has spoken at countless events globally and continues to use her voice in podcast, article, and social media features. Madeleine passionately communicates complex environmental issues with creativity, compassion, and empathy.

Michél Legendre

Board Member
Michél (he/him) is an immigrant from Trinidad and Tobago of Afro and Indo-Caribbean ancestry. Currently he is a non-profit consultant and board member for Power Shift Network.
 
Michél believes deeply in the transformative importance of abolition, a transition of justice and equity from the harmful extractive economies of today, and the need to ensure support for the marginalized communities that are leading the movements for justice. He has supported movements for local food and housing justice in Boston. Michél also served on the steering committee from 2016 to 2019 for the Boston People’s Climate Mobilization which helped shape the 2017 Boston PCM rally and the community-building that followed.  In 2019, he helped organize a gathering of men’s work groups in Boston unlearning patriarchy and building a feminist community among men. Since 2019 Michél participated in the participatory budgeting processes for New Economy Coalition’s Black Solidarity Economy Fund and as a seed grant reader for the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund. He previously served as Campaign Director for Corporate Accountability and Worth Rises. Michél currently lives in Bushwick (unceded lands of the Lenape people), New York. 

Matt Renner

Board Member

Matt Renner was born and raised in Berkeley and now lives in Richmond, California and is a father to an awesome three-year-old. 

He serves as Vice President of
Seneca Solar, a new tribally owned renewable energy and Earth-healing solutions company. The company is owned and controlled by the Seneca Nation of Indians, who have tasked it with profitably and equitably delivering innovative renewable energy solutions that heal the Earth.

In his spare time, he pulls his son around in a trailer behind his ebike, works in the garden, and tries to bring media attention to the rolling disaster that is the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond. 

Matt has worked as a nonprofit executive in clean energy, climate policy, and journalism for over a decade, focusing on the near-term social and economic impacts of climate change. Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from UC Berkeley.

Shuo Peskoe-Yang

Board Member
Shuo is a non-profit strategy and research specialist whose areas of specialty include diversity, equity, and inclusion; movement and coalition building; organizational planning and development; campaign strategy and tactics; fundraising; and quantitative and qualitative research. He is a current member of Resource Generation and is a former Senior Researcher at Corporate Accountability and Teaching Assistant at George Mason University. Shuo received his BS in neuroscience from the University of Delaware.

Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD

President

Margaret is the founder of The Climate Mobilization (TCM) and Climate Mobilization Project (CMP) and helped catalyze a worldwide climate emergency movement through her work with both organizations. Margaret now serves as Board President and Climate Awakening Program Director. She is the author of Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth (New Society Publishers, April 2020) and several influential essays. She is also a member of the Climate Emergency Fund’s Advisory Board. Margaret earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Adelphi University and a BA in social anthropology from Harvard. Though she loved being a therapist, Margaret felt called to apply her psychological and anthropological knowledge to solving the Climate Emergency.

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