Who We Are
Climate Parents was launched to give voice to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and anyone else concerned about the climate our children are inheriting. We want to bring together parents from every walk of life to take action. Whether you’re a long time advocate on climate change or just beginning to understand its implications for our kids, Climate Parents is for you. Below is more information—please reach out and say hello! Every parent we hear from is one more source of inspiration for our work.
Lisa Hoyos has spent most of her career in the labor and environmental movements and worked as a staffer to the natural resources committee in the California legislature. She now splits her time between clean energy advocacy and working to launch Climate Parents. Her seven- and four-year-old boys and cool husband are the center of her universe. Lisa is bilingual and bicultural (her mom is from Colombia).
Mark Hertsgaard is a devoted single dad, veteran journalist and the author of six books that have been translated into sixteen languages. He has covered politics, culture and the environment for leading outlets including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Time, Mother Jones, NPR, the BBC and The Nation, where he is the environment correspondent. His latest book, HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth, was inspired by his seven year old daughter, Chiara, who never fails to make him smile.