Campaign Director for the Climate Action Campaign
Margie Alt serves as the Campaign Director for the Climate Action Campaign, an unbranded coalition of 14 major national environmental, environmental justice and health organizations focused on winning bold federal action on climate and climate justice. An environmental campaigner, strategist, and coalition builder, during the 2020 and 2018 elections Alt served as the Program Director for Green Wave, a joint effort by 5 national green groups to mobilize their members to help elect pro-environment members to congress. From 2007 – 2017 Margie was the founding Executive Director of Environment America. Under her leadership the organization grew to include 29 state offices and 1.5 million members, donors, activists and allies. In addition to winning major victories like the Clean Power Plan and the Clean Water Rule at the federal level, during her tenure Environment America helped pass numerous state renewable electricity standards, protected millions of acres of public lands, and won numerous lawsuits against major polluters. While leading Environment America Alt served as a chair of the Green Group, a coalition of 30+ major national environmental organizations.
She helped found the Climate Action Campaign in 2012and co-chaired the coalition up through 2017. Prior to launching Environment America, Margie worked in the Public Interest Network for 25 years. After starting as a campus organizer at MASSPIRG, Alt successfully lobbied the Massachusetts legislature to pass the first in the nation Toxics Use Reduction Act; she ran door-to-door canvass operations; built a national field apparatus and trained thousands of staff and activists among other roles. In addition to her issue advocacy and organizing experience Margie has worked on numerous electoral campaigns including running the Environment Virginia independent expenditure effort that knocked over 150,000 doors for Barack Obama and Tim Kaine in 2012 and serving as the out of state volunteer coordinator for Hillary for America in Philadelphia Pennsylvania during the fall of 2018.
Margie combines her sense of humor with strong policy chops, smart strategy, compelling storytelling, effective lobbying, extensive coalition-building and spirited grassroots activism to build strong organizations, mobilize public support and win campaigns. Margie grew up in Long Beach, New York, graduated from Yale College and currently lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.