Monday, August 01, 2005

About Juliana Williams

Juliana is originally from Bellevue, Washington and graduated from Whitman College with a B.A in geology. She began organizing on campus, founding the Campus Climate Challenge group at Whitman, which has been successful in getting Whitman to invest in renewable energy, establishing an alumni sustainability donation fund, introducing sustainability orientation for new students and making sustainability a higher institutional priority.

Juliana became fully dedicated to the climate movement after participating in the U.N. climate negotiations in Montreal in 2005.Her organizing passions include building local community sustainability projects, fighting liquefied natural gas terminals and the development off-grid rural renewable energy systems.

Juliana organized as a volunteer with the Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) for three years and co-organized the Northwest Climate Justice Summit in 2007. Following this, she was a founding member of the Cascade Climate Network, the region-wide effort by Northwest youth to launch a coordinated campaign for climate solutions and a sustainable, just, and prosperous future. She currently works for the SSC as the Midwest Campus Organizer, supporting amazing students in MN, WI, IA, IL and MO working on global warming campaigns. She has been a contributor to It's Getting Hot In Here since it began in 2005 and joined WattHead in November 2007.

Besides organizing for a just and sustainable future, Juliana is an avid ultimate player, plays her string bass and spends way too much time on Wikipedia.


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