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Harriet Shugarman

Harriet Shugarman is the Executive Director and Founder of Climate Mama and a long time Climate Leader and Mentor with The Climate Reality Project. Speaker, writer, presenter and "mom-activist," Harriet travels the country educating, informing and rallying audiences around 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. She has worn many hats over the course of her life: ski instructor, orchard worker and even one time skydiver! Harriet 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. Harriet chairs numerous regional and local environmental committees, including her New Jersey town's Environmental Commission and works regularly with national, state and local organizations to lobby for legislative change on environmental issues. She is also the mother of two teens who are her inspiration and motivation for everything that she does!Harriet's favorite Stonyfield product and a staple in her home is Stonyfield's fat free organic milk. Trying to ensure that her family eats healthy, antibiotic free dairy products, that are produced by farmers working to build healthy soils, free of toxic pesticides and chemical fertilizers is incredibly important to her. On a personal note, Harriet has witnessed first-hand how a beautiful lake where her family has vacationed for generations is turning into an ecological disaster zone in large part because of run off from pesticides and fertilizers exacerbated by a warming climate. Being mindful of how farmers grow crops and raise animals is incredibly important to our health and the health of our natural world around us.