Harriet Shugarman – Climate Mama; Author of How to Talk to Your Kids about Climate Change

Today, Tes talks with Harriet Shugarman. Selected as a 2020 New York City Climate Hero and a 2019 featured speaker at the Global Engagement Summit at United Nations Headquarters,  Harriet is an influencer and connector in the climate movement. Harriet is the Executive Director of ClimateMama, an on-line community that reaches individuals in over 110 countries and all 50 states. As a leader and mentor with The Climate Reality Project, Harriet established the Climate Reality New York City Metro Chapter, serving as its first chair. She was the recipient of the prestigious Climate Reality 2017 Green Ring Award and is also profiled in former US Vice President Al Gore’s 2017 book: “An Inconvenient Sequel, Truth to Power.”   Harriet’s writing and thought pieces on climate solutions appear in international, national and regional publications on-line and in print. Harriet’s 2020  book: “How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change, Turning Angst to Action” is already found in libraries and households around the world. Harriet has worked for more than 25 years with governments, international organizations, and educational institutions on climate and sustainability issues as an economist, policy analyst, informal educator and adjunct professor including 13 years with the International Monetary Fund as a representative of the IMF at the United Nations. Harriet serves on numerous boards that address climate, public policy, youth, gender and justice, including as Board Chair of Young Voices for the Planet. Harriet lives in New York City.

Harriet Shugarman (She/her/hers)
Founder & Executive Director

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2020 #NYCclimatehero, The Human Impacts Institute, NYC Department of Transportation
2019 Featured Speaker, Global Engagement Summit, United Nations,  UNA-USA, Partnering for Urgent Climate Action
Climate Reality Project 2017 “Green Ring Award” recipient; profiled in Al Gore’s latest book “An Inconvenient Sequel, Truth to Power” 
U.S. Women’s Climate Justice Initiative Steering Committee Member, WECAN
Board Chair, Young Voices for the Planet 

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