Our values guide the way we work together, campaign, and run our organization.
Our Core Values:
The values guiding how we work as a team and collaborate with partners.
Champion Change: We seek out, embrace, and get (un)comfortable knowing that if we’re not continuously changing, evolving, and improving, we’re not our most effective in the fight against the climate crisis.
Mission Centered: Our people, partners, and daily work are vital to a mission that matters.
Toward Social, Economic, Racial, and Climate Justice: We can only achieve true climate justice by achieving social, economic, and racial justice.
In It Together. We work openly and collaboratively because it enables us to build relationships, figure things out, and drive forward as a team toward our mission. We celebrate and win as a team.
Own It. We hold ourselves accountable for outcomes, good and bad.
Everyone is a Leader and an Innovator: Everyone on our team is a leader and innovator, despite their roles and titles.
While the climate crisis affects all of us, it impacts communities of color first and worst. Climate Action Campaign fights for policies that advance climate justice, equity, and public health.
How Our Values Inform Our Work:
Hiring: To CAC, building a diverse team is not just a value but essential to bringing in different lived experiences and perspectives critical to solving the climate crisis.
Communications: CAC is committed to ethical storytelling that educates our audiences on the realities, complexities, and nuances of the issues we advocate for. We strive to paint the picture of a climate-safe future for all and work to ensure that our communications do not reinforce harmful stereotypes or stigmas about social issues or the people affected by them.
Policy: CAC collaborates with trusted community-based organizations on campaigns that advance our Five Fights and improve the quality of life within Communities of Concern. We follow the lead of and uplift calls-to-action and policy priorities of partner organizations working to advance racial and social justice. We consult our partners during campaign planning and decision-making to ensure that our policy priorities reflect the community's needs.
Philanthropy & Events: The climate and environmental movement is more diverse than ever, but BIPOC and frontline-led organizations continue to be underfunded. CAC acknowledges these disparities and works to center justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in philanthropy by making introductions between climate funders and community organizations, where possible. We also work to identify and share funding opportunities for local governments and place-based organizations through our Monthly Funding Newsletter. Lastly, CAC reserves low-to-no-cost tickets to make our programming accessible to everyone.