About US

CSC – Climate Solutions Coalition

Who we are

The Climate Solutions Coalition (CSC) is an international coalition led by youth who are or have engaged in Rotary programs that have inspired us to help solve our shared climate crisis. CSC was founded in 2019 to empower youth around the world to act, because “no one is too small to make a difference”. We are united by our desire to reconnect with nature and our environment and return to the right path for the sake of our civilization and our planet.

CSC brings together Rotary-connected youth from all around the world to implement concrete solutions to mitigate and adapt to the climate emergency. CSC’s projects focus on energy, way of consumption, waste, education and awareness, informed by the regional knowledge that our ambassadors will apply to develop and implement solutions.

We are a program of the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group.

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We believe that every action can make a difference in the lives of others, so we have decided to act in our local communities, and at the national and international scale. We believe that as citizens of this world we must do our part.  By connecting people and working together, CSC will bring hope through our actions. Everyone is needed. Everyone has something to contribute. Time is running out, so let’s act, now!

our project

History

In November 2018, Julia Caussil, then a Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) Student from Montpellier, France, living in Charlotte, North Carolina met Mr. John Germ, Past President of Rotary International. After a brief discussion, Julia was convinced that Rotary could make a real difference in the fight for climate solutions. Mr. Germ introduced her to numerous members of Rotary and Rotary International. Julia was referred to the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action (ESRAG) who helped the coalition move from an idea to reality. This couldn’t have happened without the assistance of Karen Kendrick-Hands, a co- founder of the ESRAG, and current Director of Communications. 

For the past few months, under the name of the Climate Solutions Coalition, Julia has built an international team of Rotary-connected youth to develop goals and structure. A team of founding members was built with RYE and Interactors from all over the world including the US, Brazil , Lebanon, Germany, Argentina and more… We have worked hand-in-hand to create this Youth Coalition. Our work on this project has led this young group of individuals to became friends, meeting another goals of our coalition: building global friendship.

Today, CSC has gathered Ambassadors from 42 countries and we are more than ready to take action around the world!

We believe that every action whether big or small can make a difference in the lives of others.  We act locally through campaigns and projects , managed and funded nationally and internationally. We believe that as citizens of this world, it is our duty to preserve the environment and fight for solutions to the climate crisis. By connecting people and working together, CSC will bring hope through its actions. Everyone has something to contribute. Time is running out, so let’s act, now!

We are a program of the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group.

Meet the team

Julia Caussil

Chair and Founder


France 

 

Karen Kendrick-Hands

ESRAG Liaison


USA

Candelaria De Paula Marelli

Education and Awareness Project Director


Argentina

Mollie Bretland

Communications Director

USA

Mostafa Hakawati

International Relations Director

 Lebanon

Mauricio Jiménez

Transition to a Circular Economy

Colombia

Vincent Wahrenburg

Energy

Germany

Zarah Kiley

Zarah Kiley

Financial and Partnership Director

USA

Carolina Mazo Castaño

Conservation of Biodiversity

Colombia