Climate Emergency Coalition (CEC) is a lead organization creating the national conversation on the emerging climate emergency to result in a declaration of Global Warming State of Emergency and an Emergency Climate Mobilization. CEC is creating a campaign of moral conversation events to be hosted in faith communities and civic spaces—to alert, engage, and activate Americans to call for responses to meet the scope, scale, and urgency of the crisis: national climate policies and an emergency mobilization to phase out fossil fuels within a decade.


Cliff Cockerham, National Campaign Director
cockerham [at] cecoalition.org

Cliff also serves as president of Physicians for Social Responsibility - Tennessee, Tennessee Chapter chair of the Sierra Club, and he works with the Xavier Green School Movement. He is past president of Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light. Cliff has served in consultative and guest researcher roles with a number of organizations including NASA, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. He has developed student programs for environmental action and volunteered on the organizing team that drew 40,000 college students to NYC for the People's Climate March in September 2014. For Cliff, protecting the most vulnerable people of the planet from the "globalization of indifference" is a moral imperative that ultimately drives his dedication to climate mobilization.

Jean Arnold, Development Director
jean [at] tree-of-life.works

Jean has been raising awareness about global warming and the threats posed by fossil fuel use for a decade through writing, lectures, graphics, websites, visual art, and organizational development. She has organized community events, actions, and guest speaker engagements. Over time, Jean's focus has shifted from the local to the national level, and towards the need for policy change, system change, and cultural transformation. Prior to her founding work with the Association for the Tree of Life and Climate Emergency Coalition, she founded and served as coordinator of Post Carbon Salt Lake.


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