Inflection Point with Jennier Granholm
Climate action at an inflection point

We are at an inflection point. On Thursday, May 20th 12pm-1:00pm PT, we had an event with these incredible thought leaders for a special conversation about this unique moment in time and how we can make unprecedented progress on equitable climate solutions at scale. To achieve climate stability and resilience, we must address injustice and inequity in the communities most impacted and beyond. Climate impacts connect to so many aspects of our lives. President Biden’s push at the national level is a bold and strong foundation for accelerating solutions at scale in an equitable way. However, none of this potential progress is a done deal. This next year, we need to lean in to support solutions like 100% clean electricity for our grid, cleaner fuels and electrification to power our transportation, and clean and energy smart buildings where we work and live.

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A virtual fundraising event for Climate Solutions featuring:

Jennifer M. Granholm is Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. Secretary Granholm leads DOE in helping America achieve President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by advancing cutting-edge clean energy technologies, creating millions of good-paying union clean energy jobs, and building an equitable clean energy future.

Maia D. Bellon is a Partner at Cascadia Law Group and former director of the Washington State Department of Ecology where she led efforts to achieve carbon emission reductions and integrate smart climate policy into land, air and water regulations.

Anne L. Kelly is Vice President of Government Relations at Ceres, a non-profit advocacy organization that mobilizes investor and business leadership to build a more sustainable global economy. She also leads Ceres Policy Network, Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP)..

For close to 25 years, Climate Solutions has been working to accelerate the solutions to the climate crisis, and with your help and support, we can keep going. 

Thanks so much to our generous sponsors, hosts, and captains!

Climate Leader Sponsors:

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Port of Seattle


Vulcan Inc.


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Climate Partner Sponsors:

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Climate Friend Sponsors:

Alaska 2021
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Laird Norton 2021


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Climate Supporter Sponsors:

A&R Solar

BlueGreen Alliance

Bricklin & Newman LLP

Cascadia Consulting Group

Trillium Asset Management

Washington State University


Virtual Hosts:

David Albano

Scott Beetham

Marc Daudon, Caspian Group & Climate Solutions Board of Directors

Ellen Ferguson

Iron Mountain

Deborah Jensen, Climate Solutions Board of Directors

Aisling Kerins, Climate Solutions Board of Directors

Brandon Middough, Climate Solutions Board of Directors

Gideon Rosenblatt

Steve Sundquist, Climate Solutions Board of Directors

Amy Theobald

Kathy Washienko, Climate Solutions Board of Directors

Washington Environmental Council

Gordon White

Virtual Captains:

Emeka Anyanwu, Climate Solutions Board of Directors

Owen Atkins

Ash Awad, Climate Solutions Board of Directors

Wendy Brown

Meredith Connolly

Beth Doglio

Linda Glasier

Courtney Gregoire, Climate Solutions Board of Directors

Angelika Hagen-Breaux

Kara Harvin

Paul Knox & Sara Holt-Knox

Kimberly Larson

Ross Macfarlane

Jacques Michel

Teresa Myers

Savitha Reddy Pathi

Miguel Perez-Gibson

Jen Quan

Eileen V. Quigley

Spencer Reeder

Don Sampson, Climate Solutions Board of Directors

Gregg Small

Jeff Thiel

Ted Whitesell

Heidi Wills

Ariana Ylvisaker

Author Bio

The article was written by Climate Solutions staff. Our individual bios can be found here.

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