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Harriet Shugarman

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Harriet is the executive director and founder of ClimateMama and a district manager for the Climate Reality Project.

Speaker, writer, presenter and activist, Harriet travels the country educating and informing audiences about the realities of climate change and how people can feel empowered to take individual and collective action – in their homes, businesses and in their communities. Harriet has worn many hats over the course of her life: ski instructor, orchard worker, and even one-time skydiver! She spent most of her professional life working as an economist and policy analyst, including 13 years as a representative for the International Monetary Fund at the United Nations. She chairs numerous regional and local environmental committees and works regularly with national, state, and local organizations to lobby for legislative change on environmental issues.

Harriet is the mother of two teens who are her inspiration and motivation for everything that she does!

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Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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