In celebration of Earth Day, we are visiting with Susan Alig and Robin Ganahl of Mothers Out Front, an organization that brings moms together to work toward climate change both nationally and locally.
Their work is centered on bringing mothers, grandmothers, aunts and other allies to be a collective voice for action at local and state levels, focused on phasing out fossil fuels. Mothers Out Front grows their network by hosting house parties where community members can gather to learn how to make a change in their communities.
We’re excited for you to hear about their work and ways for you to be involved.
Connect with Robin and Susan
Robin is a KC native who spent time on both coasts before settling back in KC in 2019 with her husband and two kids. In 2015, she was a stay at home mom with a 4 and 6 year old when she decided she wanted to do more to protect their future. This led her to start advocating for local action on climate with Mothers Out Front and eventually working as a clean energy organizer for a San Diego nonprofit called Climate Action Campaign. Now Robin leads the Kansas City chapter of Mothers Out Front and serves as Chair of Kansas City, Missouri’s Climate Protection Steering Committee. Follow her on Instagram.
As a lifelong Kansas City resident, Susan found her love of nature before she became an activist. She used nature as a respite from her busy career. When she became a mom, she saw that climate change will profoundly affect her children’s futures and decided to do her part to make it better. Susan is most passionate first about being a mom, and second about finding ways to help humans live in harmony with nature. Follow her on Twitter.
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