The Jessica Catto Leadership Dialogues hosted a seminar with Maggie Fox, the CEO of the Alliance for Climate Protection on Friday July 8th 2011. This seminar was an opportunity for local and regional leaders to connect with one another and to learn from a veteran of grassroots organizing with vast experience communicating the story of climate change.
ACES and CORE were pleased to feature such an accomplished member of the environmental community. "Maggie L. Fox is a veteran of numerous national issues, political and environmental campaigns and has spent thirty years working to mobilize Americans to take action." Among other things on her extensive resume, Maggie is a past National President of America Votes, "a progressive coalition of over 40 organizations spearheading the largest voter mobilization and education effort in the nation." She also served as the Deputy Executive Director of the Sierra Club, the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental advocacy organization.
Maggie started her career as a teacher and community organizer on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations of Arizona and New Mexico. Maggie also worked for the Outward Bound Schools for over a decade! She earned her B.A. from the University of North Carolina, a Masters in Education from the University of Colorado, and a J.D. with an emphasis in Environmental Law and Native America Natural Resources Law from Northwestern School of Law."
Currently Maggie leads the Alliance for Climate Protection, an organization founded in 2006 by Al Gore. "With more than 5,000,000 members worldwide, the Alliance is a unique non-profit, non-partisan organization that is committed to educating the global community about the urgency of implementing comprehensive solutions to the climate crisis."
We also had a small private dinner at the Catto Center at Toklat. To see photos from that event, see ACES' Flickr page.