Peoples Climate March


Let's amplify the sound of solutions

Today is the 350th day of 2014, and as I reflect back on the year, the symphony of climate solutions and dynamic action that partners, supporters, donors, and allies like you have helped compose in that time is impossible to miss. Thank you!

Donate today, and help catalyze the transition from fossil fuels to a more just, sustainable, and prosperous economy powered by clean energy.

We can’t stop now, or slow down. We’ve made an incredible amount of progress, but there is much more to do, time is short, and fossil fuel interests will not back down in their fight to preserve the status quo. What we have already accomplished together will stand as the prelude for greater and more effective climate action. We must become unstoppable. We can continue to win with your help.

There are fifteen days left in 2014. Please consider a year-end donation to Climate Solutions today to ensure this momentum continues and intensifies.

Our movement is growing louder as our initiatives reverberate well beyond our region. We have achieved successes that might have seemed scarcely possible not so long ago, such as our work with the Power Past Coal campaign to stop coal export in the Northwest effectively taking another proposal off the table at the Port of Morrow in Oregon this year. We played a key role in leading more than 300 regional companies to join business climate declarations calling for state action on climate change. And we continue to highlight the fact that solutions to our climate crisis are possible, real, and happening right now. We’re very proud to have been a part of the international movement for climate action that hit the streets in September, at the 400,000-strong People’s Climate March in New York.

The number 350—the threshold of security for greenhouse gas emissions accumulating in our atmosphere—is an important symbol for us. Your support of $350 or more each year will make you a member of our 350 Club of major donors, with access to special updates on our work, exclusive networking receptions, and invitations to hear speakers share expertise on climate and clean energy issues throughout the year.

Yes, I want to join or renew my membership in Climate Solutions’ 350 Club for 2015 by donating $350 or more today!

Your year-end gift to Climate Solutions will make a difference by supporting and amplifying our ambitious and powerful West Coast Climate Campaign agenda for the coming years. Together, we will catalyze an economy-wide transition from fossil fuels to a more just, sustainable, and prosperous economy powered by clean energy. With your help, we will help lead the Northwest to curb climate pollution; expand our middle class; demonstrate replicable models of climate solutions; and drive large-scale climate and clean energy action at the national level.

A special note to former Microsoft employees: you can take advantage of a special matching gift opportunity. This month only, the Microsoft Alumni Foundation will match your donations to Climate Solutions, up to $1,000 per donation, from a pool of $100,000. Just donate to Climate Solutions as you normally would, follow these instructions to complete the match, and spread the word to other Microsoft alumni!

Thank you for considering a year-end gift to Climate Solutions. With your financial support and your voice ringing out loudly for climate action with so many others, 2015 is looking to be an even more exciting year for the clamor of climate action. I can hear it already.

Savitha Reddy Pathi's picture

Deputy Director

, Climate Solutions

Savitha has been Deputy Director of Climate Solutions since June 2019, previously serving as Development Director since January 2010. To her, climate change is the biggest social justice issue of our lifetime and she has been working on the issue since 1997, when she interned at the US EPA's Policy office during the Kyoto Protocol negotiations. 

Savitha is responsible for organizational effectiveness and also oversees the organization's development, cultivation and fundraising efforts, managing the team that raises funds from individuals, foundations and corporate supporters. Savitha helped form Climate Solutions Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Group and is a graduate of the Center for Diversity & the Environment’s Environment 2042 Leadership Program. She continues her activism through her volunteer service on the Board of Trustees for the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, on the inaugural Advisory Council of the University of Washington’s EarthLab and on the Stakeholder Advisory Group committee for Sound Transit’s West Seattle & Ballard’s Link Extensions. Her Board service ended in 2017 for Mize Family Foundation, whose grantmaking focuses on climate justice. In 2018 she served on the fundraising team for the Yes on 1631 campaign, helping raise over $15M to take on Big Oil.

Prior to joining Climate Solutions, Savitha worked at Seattle Foundation where she served as philanthropic advisor to over 100 donor advised funds and the Environmental grant making lead; the Collins Group (now Campbell & Company) providing fundraising counsel for feasibility studies and capital campaigns; and at the Women's Funding Alliance in a fundraising and grantmaking role. In Washington DC, Savitha worked for the US EPA and Environmental Media Services (now Resource Media).

Savitha received a BA with Honors in Government and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College. During her tenure at Climate Solutions, Savitha has been recognized with the 40 Under 40 award from the Puget Sound Business Journal and the Eco Women Making a Difference award from Women of Color Empowered & The Northwest Asian Weekly, and was awarded a Brainerd Foundation Fellowship to Social Venture Partners. She has lived in Seattle since 2000, and is a proud auntie.