WASHINGTON, DC—350.org Executive Director May Boeve, dubbed “the new face of the climate movement” by the Guardian, has joined the nonprofit funders’ network Rachel’s Network as a Leadership Liaison.
Through online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions in over 188 countries worldwide, 350.org is leveraging people power to dismantle the influence and infrastructure of the fossil fuel industry, and to develop people-centric solutions to the climate crisis.
“In just over a decade, 350.org has sparked a remarkable global upwelling of grassroots energy for climate action, and May has been there since the beginning,” said Rachel’s Network President Fern Shepard. “From big, beautiful marches like April’s People’s Climate March to divestment campaigns that have swept through college campuses worldwide, 350.org has recruited more people into the climate movement than perhaps any other organization.”
In the last year alone, May oversaw 20 actions on six continents comprising 30,000 participants. Actions like Break Free, which saw direct action protests on fossil fuel infrastructure globally, and a formidable divestment campaign which helped grow managed assets screening out fossil fuels to $5 trillion.
Previously, May cofounded and helped lead the Step It Up 2007 campaign, and was active in the campus climate movement while a student at Middlebury College. She is the coauthor of Fight Global Warming Now.
“Networks are a critical way that we all build the movements to tackle the most pressing challenges people and planet face. I’m proud to be a deeper part of Rachel’s Network!” said May.
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 Nan Aron, President of the Alliance for Justice; Stephanie K. Meeks, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; and Suzanne Ehlers, President & CEO of Population Action International.
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 and offers services that empower them to lead.
350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Their online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries.