After the rollercoaster of emotions that was 2020, we here at The Alliance Center were so ready to start 2021 off on a positive note. When President Biden announced his plans to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement on his first day in office, we knew it would be the perfect excuse to celebrate! On January 21, we gathered our community for a virtual celebration in honor of the momentous occasion, which included the conversation in this episode of the Climate Bridges podcast.
This conversation features Marcel McClinton, a youth activist who ran for Houston City Council at the age of 17 and now serves as the civic engagement liaison for PeaceJam here in Colorado, and Sonrisa Lucero, sustainability strategist for the City and County of Denver, Alliance Center Board member and life-long activist and organizer. These two leaders spoke during the Back to Paris event, inspiring the attendees to take action and push even beyond the Paris Agreement, building the positive momentum in the days immediately following the historic inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Enjoy their conversation.