WASHINGTON, DC—US Climate Action Network (USCAN) Executive Director Keya Chatterjee, a longtime climate champion, has joined the nonprofit funders’ network Rachel’s Network as a Leadership Liaison.
“Keya is a stalwart and electrifying leader within the climate movement,” said Rachel’s Network President Thu Pham. “She lives her values and has a real commitment to ensuring the clean energy economy engages and benefits everyone. Her voice lends a vital perspective to our Network.”
Keya Chatterjee’s commentary on climate change policy and sustainability issues has been quoted in dozens of media outlets including the New York Times, Fox News, The Washington Post, and NBC Nightly News. She also appeared in the documentary Disruption and is the author of the book The Zero Footprint Baby: How to Save the Planet While Raising a Healthy Baby.
Prior to joining USCAN, Keya served as Senior Director for Renewable Energy and Footprint Outreach at the World Wildlife Fund WWF, where she worked for eight years. Before that, Keya was a Climate Change Specialist at USAID and a climate research communicator at NASA headquarters. She serves on the board of the Washington Area Bicycling Association.
At USCAN, Keya is working to build an inclusive climate movement that tackles global warming and inequality simultaneously. She has helped the network expand to include grassroots faith, development, justice, and labor voices who come together to push for a just transition to renewable energy at all scales.
“I am proud of providing a strong network for organizations working on climate change [through USCAN],” said Keya. “Watching our member organizations work together with humility and solidarity gives me hope that we can take on the fossil fuel companies that oppose climate action.”
Rachel’s Network Environmental Leadership Liaisons — women CEOs of influential national or international environmental nonprofits — provide high-level expertise and keep Rachel’s Network members connected to nonprofits that share our goals. This esteemed roster includes Jamie Rappaport Clark, President and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife; Margie Alt, Executive Director of Environment America; and Mary Klein, president and CEO of NatureServe.
Rachel’s Network, a nonprofit organization named in Rachel Carson’s honor, promotes women as impassioned leaders and agents of change dedicated to the stewardship of the earth. The Network builds productive alliances among members – influential philanthropists who range over 60 years in age and span the US – and offers services that empower them to lead.
Founded in 1989, US Climate Action Network (USCAN) is a network of climate organizations that span an array of perspectives and approaches. USCAN members are united by their common goals to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions, to increase climate resiliency; to inspire the United States’ positive leadership in international forums; to secure equitable, effective climate policies; and to support on-the-ground implementation of climate solutions.