Climate Leaders Live: Inflection Point
Inflection Point: Climate Leaders Live
December 3, 2020, 4pm - 5pm
online event
This Event is part of our Climate Leaders Live series.


We are at an inflection point. On Thursday, December 3rd, 4pm-5:30pm PST, join us and two incredible thought-leaders for a needed post-election conversation about this critical juncture for climate, clean energy and a just economic recovery.  

A virtual fundraising event for Climate Solutions featuring:  

  • Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, a marine biologist, policy expert, and Brooklyn native. She is founder of the non-profit think tank Urban Ocean Lab, founder and CEO of the consultancy Ocean Collectiv, and co-creator and co-host of the Spotify/Gimlet podcast How to Save a Planet. She co-edited the anthology All We Can Save, and co-founded The All We Can Save Project in support of women climate leaders. Her mission is to build community around climate solutions. Find her @ayanaeliza. 
  • Majora Carter:  real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. Majora is responsible for the creation and successful implementation of numerous economic development, technology, green-infrastructure projects, policies and job training & placement systems. Find her @MajoraCarter. 

During the program, Meredith Connolly, Climate Solutions' Oregon Director will emcee the event, Gregg Small, Climate Solutions’ Executive Director will provide remarks about our upcoming work, Vee Paykar, Climate Solutions’ Oregon Transportation Policy Manager will moderate the panel discussion with our featured speakers, and KC Golden will share how you can support Climate Solutions and help drive transformational change.

While free to tune-in, this event will be the launch of a multi-week giving campaign to help support our upcoming work in 2021 to accelerate the transition to a 100% clean energy economy.

For over twenty years, Climate Solutions has been working to accelerate the solutions to the climate crisis, and with your help and support, we can keep going. Now more than ever as we experience climate impacts, it is clear we need to accelerate the transition to 100% clean and efficient energy in the region and beyond. We need solutions like 100% clean electricity for our grid, cleaner fuels and electrification to power our transportation, and clean and energy savvy buildings where we work and live. With your help, we can accelerate the transition.  


Thanks so much to our generous sponsors and hosts!

Climate Protector Sponsors:

Lisa Adatto


Climate Leader Sponsor:






Climate Partner Sponsors:



Rye Development

Climate Friend Sponsors:

Environmental Defense Fund
Green Hammer


Neil Kelly
Port of Portland




Climate Supporter Sponsors:








Table Hosts:

Nitin Baliga, Climate Solutions Board of Directors
Jeff Bissonnette
Paul Connolly & Kingsley Click
Marc Daudon, Climate Solutions Board of Directors
Lavinia Gordon, Climate Solutions Board of Directors
Ross Macfarlane
Charlie Webster
Corrie Yackulic Law PLLC

Table Captains:

Ash Awad, Climate Solutions Board of Directors
Paul Brown
Meredith Connolly
Jackie Dingfelder, Climate Solutions Board of Directors
Gilonne d'Origny
KC Golden
Amy Hillman
Paul Johnson
Jean Johnson & Peter Miller
Ben Jones
Brad Kahn
Eileen Kweller
Kimberly Larson
Langdon Marsh
Tim Miller, Climate Solutions Board of Directors
Leah Missik
Teresa Myers
Chris Parta
Savitha Reddy Pathi
Victoria Paykar
Mike Rea
Joelle Robinson
Deepa Sivarajan
Gregg Small & Sarah Jaynes
Rich Stolz
Jeff Thiel
Kathy Washienko, Climate Solutions Board of Directors
The Wave Foundation
Marc Weiss
Ariana Ylvisaker