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About the Book

Climate Resilience is an intersectional primer for folks looking to better understand the roots of the climate crisis, how the climate crisis relates to other struggles for justice and liberation, and how to take meaningful action. Climate Resilience features transformative short essays edited from interviews with 39 women, nonbinary, and gender-expansive climate leaders who are advancing place-based, community-driven projects at the intersection of climate mitigation, adaptation, and justice. The book also includes specific strategies, research and reflection prompts, and ideas for specific ways to get involved in the grassroots climate movement.

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Featured Contributors

portraits by Mar Bertran

Amee Raval


Research and policy director of Asian Pacific Environmental Network and member of California’s Environmental Justice Advisory Committee, radical scientist, and community healer

Casey Camp-Horinek

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Internationally renowned environmental ambassador, Emmy award-winning actor, author, elder, and hereditary Drumkeeper for the Ponca Pa-tha-ta Women’s Society

Cassia Herron


Cofounder of Louisville Assocation for Community Economics and the Louisville Community Grocery, and former chairperson of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

Cate Mingoya-LaFortune


National director of climate resilience and land use of Groundwork USA, biologist, city planner, organizer, and storyteller

Ceci Pineda


Earth worker, facilitator, singer songwriter, and former executive director of BK ROT

Crystal Huang


Cofounder and president of People Power Solar Cooperative and national coordinator of the Energy Democracy Project

Deseree Fontenot


Co-director of Movement Generation, cofounder of the Queer Ecojustice Project, board president of Shelterwood Collective, farmer, grassroots ecologist, and organizer

Didi Pershouse


Founder of the Land and Leadership Initiative, healer, soil sponge strategist, author, educator, and facilitator

Dominique Thomas


Partner and field building director at Industrious Labs, grassroots organizer, researcher, trainer, and Afrofuturist

Doria Robinson


Executive director of Urban Tilth, cofounder of Cooperation Richmond, and steering committee member with the Richmond Our Power Coalition

Eileen V. Quigley


Founder and executive director of the Clean Energy Transition institute, journalist, and climate strategist

Eve Mosher


Globally recognized artist, interventionist, cultural change facilitator, and people-centered researcher

Heather Rosenberg


Associate principal and resilience impact & social equity lead for Arup in the Americas, founder of the Building Resilience Network, and ecologist

Irfana Jetha Noorani


Founding member and former deputy director of the 11th Street Bridge Park, senior fellow to the High Line Network, artist, and equitable planning and public art consultant

Jacqueline Thanh


Executive director of VAYLA New Orleans, human rights advocate, grief worker, and scholar activist

Janelle St. John


Executive director of Growing Home

Kailea Loften


Community publisher of NDN Collective, editor of Loam, organizer, facilitator, writer, creative, and speaker

Kavaangsaar Afcan


Program manager of Alaska Youth for Environmental Action at the Alaska Center and grassroots organizer

Kylie Flanagan (author)


Climate communicator and executive director of a climate justice-focused foundation

Lil Milagro Henriquez


Founder and executive director of Mycelium Youth Network, liberation theologian, organizer, and proud sci-fi fantasy nerd

Marcie Roth


Executive director and CEO of the World Institute on Disability, founder of the Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration, and champion for disability rights

Margo Robbins


Cofounder and executive director of the Cultural Fire Management Council, cofounder and co-lead of the Indigenous Peoples Burn Network, Indian education director for the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District, basket weaver, and regalia maker

Mariama White-Hammond


Chief of environment, energy, and open spaces for Boston, Massachusetts, founding pastor of New Roots AME Church, advocate, faith leader, facilitator, and farmer

Mariela Ventura


Senior organizer at Jobs with Justice, cofounder of Undocufund for Disaster Relief in Sonoma County and the Alliance for Just Recovery, and organizer

Marta Ceroni


Co-director of the Academy for Systems Change, researcher, educator, and facilitator

Melissa Reyes


Founder of Remedios Birth & Healing, birth worker, clinical herbalist, ceremonialist, bodywork practitioner, aspiring death worker, writer, facilitator, and educator

Mindy Blank


Co-director of Community Resilience Organizations, educator, and community planner

Miriam Belblidia


Cofounder of Imagine Water Works, water-management, hazard-mitigation, and mutual aid strategist and organizer

Moji Igun


Founder of Blue Daisi Consulting, zero waste, sustainability, and circularity consultant, international speaker, educator, and writer

Morgan Curtis


Facilitator, ritualist, and wealth redistribution and ancestral repair coach and organizer

Natalie Hernandez


Director of resilience and organizational strategy at Climate Resolve, environmental policy expert, and urban planner

Niria Alicia


Thriving communities director of Peoples Hub, human rights advocate, educator, storyteller, and strategist

Olivia Juarez


Public land program director for GreenLatinos, outings leader with Latino Outdoors, and community organizer

Patty Berne


Cofounder and executive and artistic director of Sins Invalid, cofounder of the disability justice movement, author, artist, film director, human rights advocate, and activist

Ruth Miller


Co-director of the Smokehouse Collective, advisory board member and former climate justice director for Native Movement, youth climate movement leader, artist

Sekita Grant


Environmental policy and social justice strategist, philanthropic advisor, and climate justice advocate

Selin Nurgun


Somatic coach, climate grief worker, educator, and facilitator

Shirell Parfait-Dardar


Elder tribal chief of the Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, cofounder of the First Peoples’ Conservation Council of Louisiana, chair, minister, musician, and traditional dressmaker

Sona Mohnot


Associate director of climate equity at the Greenlining Institute, council member on California’s Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program, advisory board member of the California Resilience Membership, and member of the California Climate Insurance Working Group

Victoria Montaño


Member of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust land team, earth worker, plant medicine cultivator, artist


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For Book Clubs

All things climate-related are best done in community, and reading is no exception! We highly recommend gathering some pals to co-read Climate Resilience so that you can process emotions, share reflections, deepen takeaways, and strategize and scheme together. We’re working on creating a book club guide to help make the experience as meaningful as possible. In the meantime, many of the journal and reflection prompts throughout the book are a great entryway into group dialogue.

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For Educators

Climate Resilience was written with educators in mind. We’d love to make it as easy as possible for you to incorporate it into your curriculum, so we’re in the process of creating guides with companion resources, discussion and reflection questions, assignment ideas, and more. In the meantime, check out the resilience strategy pages to dive deeper into some of the climate solutions explored in the book, and utilize the resource sections to discover more topic-specific articles, books, podcasts, and documentaries that could be integrated into your syllabus.

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