On Thursday, June 21st DC EcoWomen will host their June Mentor Dinner with Kirsten Collings, Deputy Director and CFO of Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN). Kirsten will share her experiences with community grassroots organizing, and how you can make a difference in your local community and beyond.
Kirsten Collings joined the CCAN team in 2008, first as Campaign Director and later moving into her current position of Deputy Director. With expertise in campaign, staff and organizational management, Kirsten oversees CCAN’s senior campaign team, manages the organization’s finances, and guides the strategic direction of CCAN’s campaigns throughout the region. In her time at CCAN, Kirsten has directed dozens of campaigns including CCAN’s work to expand Maryland’s clean electricity standard, to stop the nation’s biggest proposed coal plant in Surry County, Virginia, and to expose our region’s biggest climate foes, including Dominion Resources.
Kirsten has been fighting for environmental and climate victories for over 15 years, starting as a student at North Carolina State University and continuing with her tenure in Green Corps, the Field School for Environmental Organizing. Kirsten served as a Green Corps trainee and subsequently as a trainer and supervisor for dozens of the program’s recent college graduates wanting to launch their careers in environmental grassroots organizing. She previously served on the Green Corps Board of Directors.
The cost to attend is $20. Please note, this Mentor Dinner ticket does not cover the cost of your dinner. Please bring cash for your meal + tip!