Erin is a fellow with Our Climate, working on passing the Clean Energy Jobs bill in Oregon. Erin grew up in beautiful Central Oregon and then attended Whitman College in Washington state, where she graduated with a BA in sociology and environmental studies. After college she lived and worked in Detroit, MI for six years, where she became greatly interested in social and environmental justice issues. She is now pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree at Oregon State University, focusing on environmental policy.
Sarah is a senior at Oregon State University studying Political Science with a concentration in Environmental Policy, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. Through working for Our Climate, she is excited to bring about change in Oregon's environmental policy and gain experience advocating for our planet. After graduating from Oregon State, she hopes to study Environmental Policy or Law.
Camila Thorndike founded Our Climate (then Oregon Climate) in 2013 and was our Executive Director until 2016. Camila recently served as the DC Campaign Director for Chesapeake Climate Action Network, where she led efforts to successfully pass the country's most ambitious renewable energy standard.
2019 legislative sessions across the country have begun, and the race to enact science-based and equitable climate policy is on. Our Climate leaders have hit the ground running—and we need your support to get proposed policies over the finish line.
We're just 18 days into 2019 and already it feels like this is the year to pass bold and comprehensive climate policy. We're stoked to present a number of opportunities for folks to get in on the action! Read on to see what our leaders are up to, and join us to make 2019 the year we win on climate.
Before we say goodbye to 2018, I hope you will consider making a donation to Our Climate, an organization that has given me the opportunity to act meaningfully to address the climate crisis.
Joe Nolan is a Senior at Hartwick College and studies Political Science and Government. Joe is the student body President at his school and is very involved with local politics. He is active in policy and advocacy work; he served as an intern in Washington, D.C. where he worked on the 2018 Farm Bill. Joe is eager to use his community connections to advocate for carbon pricing policy. After graduation he plans on pursuing a career in social policy and environmental advocacy.
Patrick Wang is originally from Beijing, China. A student of International Environmental Economics and Psychology now at Tufts University, Patrick started caring about our environment as he witnessed the clear blue sky of Beijing gradually disappearing. Solving the universal issue of climate change became his goal ever since then. Step by step, he hopes his dedication can make an impact in the world.
Bella Crane is a New York State Fellow and a junior at Columbia University where she studies Sustainable Development and Middle Eastern Studies. She first got involved with Our Climate in the Spring of 2018 through her internship at The Years Project, a partnering organization which focuses on inspiring environmental activism through social media outreach. She is interested in pursuing financing of renewable energy projects.
Although the holiday break is just around the corner, we're keeping busy as we gear up for the 2019 legislative season. Our team has been building power in states across the country to set us up to #PutAPriceOnIt in 2019. Read on to see what our leaders have been up to, and join us to make 2019 the year we win on climate.