Who We Are
ecoAmerica expands climate leadership beyond traditional environmental circles. We’re building a diverse network of major institutions and thought leaders in five sectors — faith, health, communities, higher education, and business — who have the power to inspire tens of millions of Americans on climate change, in counties and communities nationwide including our heartland. Watch these videos to learn more about our programs and hear our leaders speak.
ecoAmerica builds institutional leadership, public support, and political resolve for climate solutions in the United States.
We help national mainstream organizations elevate their climate leadership, providing them strategy, tools, and resources to:
- Demonstrate Visible Climate Leadership
- Empower Climate Literacy
- Engage all Constituents
- Build Collective Action and Advocacy
In two years, we help our partners permanently transform into national climate leaders who inspire others on solutions and commit to climate neutrality.
ecoAmerica’s mission to build public support and political resolve for climate solutions is built on our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI).
ecoAmerica’s JEDI Commitment
Everyone, Every Day
Meet Our Board
Ed Begley, Jr.
Georges Benjamin, MD
Leah Missbach Day
Sarah Finnie Robinson
Hon. Greg Nickels
Phil Sharp, Chair
Guy E. Snyder, Secretary
Lise Van Susteren, MD
ecoAmerica Leadership Council
ecoAmerica Leadership Council is comprised of individuals who are climate activists and funders. They display substantial dedication to our mission of building public support and political resolve for climate solutions through institutional leadership, and play a vital role in the development and deployment of our programs.
Marcia Angle, Medical Professional
Adela Barcia, Facilitator and Speaker, The Raffi Foundation
Lee Buck, Trustee, Hartfield Foundation
Craig Craze, Partner, Indigo Rush
Vivian Day & Jon Stroh, Civic Leader and Chairman, The Stroh Companies
Allison & Joe Davy, Vice President Marketing, Legalpad; Chairman & CEO at Banzai
Gene Dongieux, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Ariadne Wealth Management
Timothy Dunn, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Terra Alpha Investments LLC
Clay Grubb, CEO, Grubb Properties
Robert & Rosemary Heil, Philanthropists
Raymond Martin, Executive Director Emeritus, Christian Connections for International Health
Leah Missbach Day (Co-Chair),
Co-Founder, World Bicycle Relief & Vice Chair, ecoAmerica
Richard Morrissey (Co-Chair), Board Member, The Stimson Center
Caroline Niemczyk, Conservation Philanthropy Professional
Lorie Peters Lauthier, President, Chi-Box, Inc
John Replogle, Partner, One Better Ventures, LLC
Eric Roberts, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Valence Life Sciences
Rand Rosenberg, Board Co-President, AHA!
Guy Saperstein, Independent Law Practice Professional
Theresa Sprague, Volunteer / Philanthropist
John & Suzanne Steed, Santa Barbara Committee Members, Human Rights Watch
Tom Sturgess, Executive Chairman, Tiri Group Limited
Mark Tercek, Advisor, MarkTercek.org
Diane Tuft, Photographer
John Walter, Chairman, Ashlin Management Company
Dr. Norman Anderson, Former CEO, American Psychological Association
Erik Blachford, Venture Partner, Technology Crossover Ventures
Aimée Christensen, Founder and CEO, Christensen Global
David Fenton, Fenton Communications
Antonio Flores, President & CEO, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Scott Galloway, Clinical Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern School of Business
Daryl Hannah, Actress
Bobbi Hapgood, Founder, Philanthropic Ventures
James A. Kohlberg, Co-founder and Chairman, Kohlberg & Company, LLC.
Norris Lozano, CEO, BusinessUS
Richard Louv, Author, Journalist, and Speaker
Paul Junger Witt, Founder, Witt-Thomas Productions and Coast Ridge Films
Sophia Mendelsohn, Head of Sustainability, JetBlue Airways
Rand Rosenberg, Former Senior VP of Corporate Strategy and Development, PG&E
Ruth Shaw, PhD., Former President, Duke Power
Holly Welch Stubbing, Executive Vice President, Foundation for the Carolinas
John Walter, Chairman, Ashlin Management Company
David Yarnold, President, National Audobon Society
Join Our Team
Blessed Tomorrow, Climate Justice Program Fellow
The Climate Justice Program Fellow supports ecoAmerica’s work to engage and activate America’s faith denominations climate action, advocacy and collective action through our Blessed Tomorrow program, driving initiatives that center equity and climate justice. The Program Fellow reports to the Director of Blessed Tomorrow and works collaboratively with other staff members to support leaders and partners in an efficient and effective manner. The Program Fellow will be a person of faith with subject matter knowledge, an interest in working with multiple faith traditions to empower their leadership and action on climate justice, and strong communications skills. The position will start at 20 hours per week at $20/hour and last until December 31st, 2023.
Climate for Health, Health Equity Program Fellow
The Health Equity Program Fellow supports ecoAmerica’s work to engage and activate the health sector in climate action, advocacy and collective action through our Climate for Health program, driving initiatives that center health equity and climate justice. The Program Fellow reports to the Director of Climate for Health and works collaboratively with other staff members to support leaders and partners in an efficient and effective manner. The Program Fellow will have strong interest and knowledge in health equity and climate justice, strong communications skills, and a background in public health or health services. The position will start at 20 hours per week at $20/hour and last until December 31st, 2023.
ecoAmerica, Development Intern
The Development Intern will assist the Development Team with development research and content production activities in support of the ecoAmerica’s mission.
ecoAmerica, Foundation Relations Manager
The Foundation Relations Manager focuses on maintaining relations with current institutional donors to ecoAmerica and identifying and cultivating new prospects, including for our sector-based work in health, faith and communities. The manager will coordinate all foundation activities, including prospect research, cultivation, stewardship, and maintaining a production calendar for—and producing—grant proposals and reports. Moderate domestic travel (up to 15%).