Mary Garton is a nurse and educator, now retired. She is involved in climate action at the local, state, and national level, but focuses on at the national level. Mary has participated in 28 lobby meetings with 15 different members of Congress or their legislative aides, both on Capitol Hill and here in district. She has been active with Citizens Climate Lobby for 4 ½ years, and believes, like they do, that the best way to fight one’s own climate anxiety is to actively work towards a viable solution.
Dr. Missy Stults is the Sustainability and Innovations Manager for the City of Ann Arbor. In this role, she works with all city operations, residents, businesses, the University of Michigan, nonprofits, and others to make Ann Arbor one of the most sustainable and equitable cities in America and to implement the A2ZERO Carbon Neutrality Plan. Prior to joining the City, Missy worked with cities and tribal communities around the nation to advance their climate and sustainability goals, including during her time as the Climate Director at ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability and as a consultant to philanthropic organizations. Missy has a PhD in urban resilience from the University of Michigan, a Masters in Climate and Society from Columbia University, and undergraduate degrees in Marine Biology and Environmental Science from the University of New England.
Citizens' Climate Lobby is a grassroots, non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to create the political will for a livable world. Thousands of volunteers across the country build respectful relationships with their members of Congress to advocate for effective national policies to address climate change, believing that bipartisan support is essential for creating durable climate policy. CCL volunteers have been promoting a proposal called carbon fee and dividend since 2008. In January of 2019, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was introduced with bipartisan support.