Congratulations to our 2024 Semifinalists!

Meet the incredible individuals and organizations and discover their inspiring stories

Cool Petaluma is a nonprofit that inspires local climate action through community building.

The mission of Catholic Climate Covenant is to inspire and mobilize the U.S. Catholic community to care for creation and achieve climate justice through the lens of integral ecology.

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building local governments’ capacity to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges such as climate change, water resource management, affordable housing, and mobility.

Climate Generation‘s Teach Climate Network provides resources, professional development, and community networking in support of interdisciplinary, intergenerational, and anti-racist climate change education. We are proud to steward a community of practice and deep partnerships with national climate change education leaders.

Climate Resolve builds collaborations to champion equitable climate solutions. We connect communities, organizations, and policymakers to address a global problem with local action. We inclusively develop practical initiatives that reduce climate pollution and prepare for climate impacts. 

Clinicians for Climate Action (UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh) is a group of healthcare professionals committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from healthcare systems in Pennsylvania and beyond.

Collective Energy Company’s CHARGE partnership provides energy options for health centers supporting communities most vulnerable to grid outages, disproportionately burdened by chronic disease, and most impacted by poverty and racial and ethnic health inequities.

Cooperation Jackson‘s climate-justice vision outlines policy goals grounded in a political vision that looks to connect the dots between the environmental, economic, and racial crises that have long plagued the South.

Dayenu is building a movement of American Jews confronting the climate crisis with spiritual audacity and bold political action. 

Elders Climate Action is a network of elders, including grandparents, great aunts, and great uncles who work to inform, inspire, and engage others to take action on the climate crisis

Elected Officials to Protect America empowers elected official leadership for our environment, public health, and to fight climate change

Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions helps people of faith develop local solutions to the climate crisis.

Girl Plus Environment educates, engages, and empowers Black and Brown girls, women, and non-binary individuals to stand up for climate and environmental justice in their own communities.

Got Green fights for transformative change by building community power in South Seattle.

Green Umbrella is a network of people, organizations, and governments committed to taking decisive action in the face of climate change.

GreenLatinos is a national non-profit of Latino leaders confronting national and local environmental issues in the Latino community.

Harvard Chan C-CHANGE makes climate change personal by connecting it to health and highlighting how climate solutions can provide for a healthier and more just world today and a livable future for our children.

A fierce advocate for children’s health in a changing climate, Leyla McCurdy is the founder and chair of the American Public Health Association’s Children’s Environmental Health Committee.

Mothers Out Front is a movement of over 24,000 mothers in the United States, working to protect their children and communities from the impacts of climate change.

NH Healthcare Workers for Climate Action are concerned by the impact of climate on individual and population health and see a hopeful way forward through education and advocacy in support of climate solutions.

People Power Solar Cooperative advances the energy democracy movement to build grassroots-led and community-governed energy.

Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA is a membership organization working towards system and policy changes to ensure that communities are healthy, safe, and equitable places to live, work, play, and learn. In particular, PSR-LA works to protect public health from environmental health harm.

Red Presbiteriana para el Cuidado de la Creación is a group of lay and faith Latina and Latino Presbyterian leaders, and allies, who challenged by the effect of the environmental and climate crisis in our communities, work to inspire and support the creation of holistic ministries across Latino Churches.

Terri Straka, Rosewood Strong is a grandmother from South Carolina leading the fight for climate and environmental justice and one of the many individuals who are part of Anthropocene Alliance’s network of 140 member communities in 38 states and territories.

The Climate Initiative is a non-partisan non-profit that empowers youth voices for climate action.

The Uproot Project is a network for and by environmental journalists of color.

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