Meet the Citizens’ Voice Team

We are a team of volunteers from all around, joining together to help citizens everywhere connect with the important events in Paris during COP21. We are doing this because we care. Not because it’s our job.

We are looking to expand our team both in Paris and elsewhere around the world. Join us here!

claireClaire Richer: Recent college grad, rower, divestment from fossil fuels activist, job hunting for a climate policy job in DC


KaiaKaia Rose: Freelance filmmaker, producer and editor based in New York City. Director of Climate Countdown, a web-series that follows people crafting paths toward a successful COP21.  @climatcountdown |


NaomiNaomi Lipke: Recently completed a master’s thesis on participatory processes and innovation focused on European Living Labs. Living in Scandinavia for the last two years. Looking for opportunities related to participatory processes and the environment in the US or Europe. 



laughlinLaughlin Artz: Activist, writer, performance artist. Producer of Context News, committed to awakening and empowering civil society to impact global issues at the level of root cause.  Practitioner in transformational leadership and linguistics, with over 30 years experience in corporate and not-for-profit sectors. New York-based.


jeremyJeremy Lent: Author of The Patterning Instinct: A History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, blogger at Patterns of Meaning,  and founder of the Liology Institute to foster a sustainable worldview, living in the San Francisco Bay Area
paul2Paul Thompson: Returned Peace Corps Vol (Borneo 1971-73), CCL Regional Co-ordinator, Cool Planet founder, retired 2nd grade Mpls Public school teacher, world class frisbee master, 35 year Birkie (x-cty ski) finisher, lover of our natural world and relentless climate solutionary.


mindyMindy Ahler: Co-Director of Cool Planet, Regional Co-Coordinator for Citizens’ Climate Lobby, climate solutions activist, social justice advocate, lifelong Minnesotan.  I love kayaking, biking, cross-country skiing, frisbee, trees and snow.  Skills in technology and project management as well as gardening, food preservation and fiber arts.



cathy2Cathy Cowan  Becker: Ohio State University staff and student studying public and environmental policy. 20-year career in journalism, public relations, and communications. Co-leader, Citizens Climate Lobby – Columbus. Member of  Sierra Club Central Ohio Group and Climate Reality Leadership Corps.  Animal lover, especially cats big and small. @ccbecker271,