About

Climate Awakening

Unleashing the power of climate emotions through small group conversations

We know we are in a climate emergency.  So why are we acting normal?

Because we are keeping the climate emergency intellectual– a “science” issue. We haven’t reckoned with the climate emergency emotionally and socially.

Climate Awakening was founded to change this – to convene thousands of small group conversations about our fears, grief, and rage. 

Participants have reported feeling relief, connectedness, appreciation, and empowerment. Our goal is always to help people turn their pain into action, and build power for the climate emergency movement.

We connect the climate-aware through our small group conversation tool, Climate Emotions Conversations, where those who are in pain about the climate emergency can connect, share, and learn how to have better climate conversations.

Our Founder and Principal

Activist and Psychologist

Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD, is a clinical psychologist turned climate activist whose work helps people to face the painful truths of the climate emergency and transform their despair into effective action.

She is the founder and President of the Board of The Climate Mobilization, which advocates an all-hands-on-deck, whole society mobilization to protect humanity and the living world from climate catastrophe.

Margaret is the author of Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth, a radical self-help guide for the climate emergency.  She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and puppy.

Program Manager

Jessie-Ann Baines has a background in in media, television, and communications. She had her climate awakening in 2016. In 2019 she began volunteering with The Climate Mobilization and joined the staff in early 2020.

Jessie-Ann strongly believes in the power of group sharing and connecting, and knows firsthand how powerful and relieving it can be to connect with others about our most difficult feelings and emotions.

Our Fiscal Sponsor

Climate Mobilization Project