Heidi Harmon

Heidi Harmon

Heidi Harmon is a climate activist that ran for mayor, won and is now creating policy around this issue. After years of trying to make a difference she found a meaningful way by becoming mayor of San Luis Obispo, California. She has signed onto the Paris Agreement, made climate action a major city goal, and committed to being a net-zero city. Since being elected she has turned San Luis Obispo into a sanctuary city, abolished Columbus Day and initiated Indigenous Peoples Day and prioritized truly affordable housing to create a more inclusive city.

Articles by this author

The status quo is simply not protecting those most at risk in American society. The time for a radical departure is now. Views
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Show Up, Stand Up and Step Up: Bold Action in the Wake of Storms
It is unusual for disasters to garner as much sustained coverage in the media as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have. Authors have been able to explore complex aspects of disasters in more nuanced ways than fleeting public interest generally allows. Whilst it is critical to discuss the issues around...
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