Collage of Climate Parents events.


Climate Parents is a diverse national movement of parents, grandparents and families mobilizing for clean energy and climate solutions. We work to influence public policy makers and energy providers to take bold steps to protect kids and communities from the health and climate impacts of burning fossil fuels---and to move toward 100% clean energy. Motivated by love for our kids, we’re striving to harness the moral and political force of millions of families for the healthy, equitable and just world all children deserve.


Climate Parents co-founder Lisa Hoyos and her boys

Lisa Hoyos

Lisa Hoyos is the Director of Climate Parents. She has been a campaigner in the labor and environmental movements for over twenty years, having worked with such organizations as the BlueGreen Alliance (a clean energy jobs advocacy organization), the AFL-CIO and Greenpeace. She also worked as a staffer to the California Senate Natural Resources Committee. Lisa co-founded Climate Parents in 2012 out of concern for how climate change is already impacting the health and safety of our kids and communities, and a strong belief that parents, grandparents and families are motivated to mobilize for clean energy solutions. In addition to directing Climate Parents, Lisa is a member of the San Francisco Commission on the Environment, and serves on the boards of the California League of Conservation Voters, Save the Bay and the Labor Network for Sustainability. She is Latina and bilingual, and is committed to building a diverse movement of families engaged in climate and clean energy advocacy. She lives with her husband and two school age boys in San Francisco.

Climate Parents onling campaign manager John Friedrich and his daughter

John Friedrich

John Friedrich is Climate Parents Online Campaign Manager. A native of Iowa, he has led political, social justice and environmental campaigns for over 25 years. John served as National Legislative Director for Clean Water Action, and as Program Director for the League to Save Lake Tahoe and Yosemite Conservancy. John also founded Community Harvest, an organization dedicated to connecting local, family farmers with low-income communities in Washington, DC, as well as Small World, a local organization of parents working on school-based environmental sustainability projects. He lives with his wife and the ten-year-old daughter in South Lake Tahoe, CA.


Finangi Manganez
Herman Mays
Mark Handy
Marguerite Herman
Finangi Manganzez
Herman Mays
Mark Handy
Marguerite Herman
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In our fractious political climate, there is an issue that cuts through the partisan divide: support for clean energy. And for good reason -- clean energy means good jobs, economic growth, energy independence, cleaner air, and healthy communities.


In a coal state struggling with environmental regulations and a fiscal crisis, teaching climate science has hit a nerve.

Clean energy for our communities and families

La Voz Colorado | April 21, 2016


The Colorado Climate Plan documents that our state has warmed substantially in the last 30 years, with consequences including increased heat waves, more frequent and severe wildfires and extreme flooding.

Nevada Clean Power Advocates Rally at State Capitol

Public News Service | February 29, 2016


Dozens of advocates for cleaner air and fighting climate change rallied at the state Capitol building in Carson City on Thursday in support of the federal Clean Power Plan.

Put kids first with clean energy plan

Louisville Courier-Journal | February 11, 2016


The Clean Power Plan will reduce carbon pollution from power plants, the nation’s largest source of emissions. The goal of the plan is straightforward -- produce power with less of the pollution that is fueling climate change and worsening respiratory diseases like asthma that hit our kids and the elderly the hardest.

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