Heat is On-Organization
...A partnership project of the League of Conservation Voters Education
"Making Global Warming a Presidential Priority"
(started August 2006)
Prior to joining LCV, Navin worked at Environmental Action and for about
three years as an environmental advocate with the U.S. Public Interest
Research Group (PIRG), where he focused on energy issues. Other experience
includes work for World Wildlife Fund Canada, where he helped pass a federal
bill to protect public health from the effects of pesticides. Educated
as an ecologist at McGill University and Nayak also earned a Masterís degree
in environmental studies from York University.
(Mike Palamuso held this position
through Sept. 1, 2007)
IOWA - IowaGlobalWarming.org
(March 2007) Elected to
the Iowa State House of Representatives in 1996 from a rural district in
NE Iowa. Served in the House for five years, then resigned
his seat to work for Gov. Tom Vilsack and Lt. Gov. Sally Pederson.
Member of the Governor's policy team and lobbied the Iowa House of Representatives.
When Vilsack's final term was over, Falck opened a small lobby shop and
IGW is one of his clients.
In addition to his work at IowaGlobalWarming.org,
Carberry is currently chair of the Iowa City area group of the Sierra Club
and a member of the state executive committee of the Sierra Club, and serves
on the boards of directors of the Iowa Renewable Energy Association and
of Citizens for Public Power. He formerly served as campaign manager
of Citizens for Public Power. B.B.A. in marketing and communications
from University of Iowa. From Iowa City.
- Granite State Conservation Voters
Prior to joining GSCV, Clendenning
spent five and a half years in the policy department of the Appalachian
Mountain Club. He worked for three years as public information officer
for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in the State Superfund
Program. M.A. in resource and environmental policy from The George
Washington University and a B.A. from Brandeis University. Also of
note, in the first part of 2007 Clendenning was trained by Vice President
Al Gore in his climate change slide show as a part of The Climate Project.
CAROLINA - Conservation Voters of South Carolina
Ramsburg worked for Grassroots
Campaigns, Inc. in Asheville, North Carolina, for the 2006 Congressional
races. In 2004 he worked for the coordinated campaign in Michigan.
He has a background in labor organizing, having served as a steward in
the Graduate Employees Organization at the University of Michigan.
Graduate of the University of Virginia, 1992.
- Nevada Conservation League Education Fund
Edwards returned to Las Vegas
in January 2007. Most recently he served as the labor representative
for Central California with the California Nurses Association. He
served as a nursing labor representative with the Service Employees International
Union (SEIU) where he worked on projects in various states including Nevada
for several years. He has served as field staff, as well as volunteered
for numerous campaigns, including John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign.
Edwards was born and raised in Northern California. His passion for
being a good steward of our Earth's environment, and all of creation, comes
directly from his strong Christian faith.
(moved over to direct LCV campaigns
starting Sept. 1, 2007) Palamuso started at LCV in the first part
of 2004 as Wisconsin state director for the Environmental Victory Project.
Worked on Sen. John Edwards' primary campaign starting as Manchester, NH
area regional field coordinator on May 8, 2003, then serving as voter contact
coordinator, and, after the NH primary working field for the campaign in
Buffalo, New York for the March 2 primary. Deputy director at the
New Hampshire Democratic Party. In the 2002 cycle he worked as a
regional field director for the New Hampshire Democrats' Coordinated Campaign,
then worked on Sen. Landrieu's runoff in Louisiana. Staff associate
at Fingerhut, Powers, Smith and Associates. Graduate of St. Bonaventure
© 2007 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action