May Boeve: Climate Change is Changing the World – Now We Too Must Change

“We are witnessing the dying gasps of the fossil fuel industry and the tyrants they support. We are witnessing the unfolding of a just transition, a new way of making energy. And we may be witnessing a new way of being with and among each other.” – May Boeve

As Executive Director of, the groundbreaking grassroots international climate change campaign whose innovative organizing and mass mobilizations have uniquely helped generate a mass global sense of urgency and action, May Boeve shares her eagle’s-eye perspectives on the current state of the climate struggle. She illustrates’s learnings and strategies moving forward, including ways of learning about and incorporating justice and equity. She illuminates pathways our species must take to keep 80% of known fossil fuel reserves in the ground and radically accelerate the shift to 100% clean energy.

Previously, May co­founded the Step It Up 2007 campaign, and prior to that was active in the campus climate movement while a student at Middlebury College. She is co-­author of Fight Global Warming Now. Learn more about May Boeve’s work at

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Introduction by Clayton Thomas Muller, Stop It At The Source Campaigner for

This speech was delivered at the 2018 National Bioneers Conference.

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