The Team


Executive Director 

Cara developed the idea for the network in her role as founder and director of The Resource Innovation Group's Social Capital Project. She was formerly the vice president of communications for the leading nonprofit environmental law firm Earthjustice, where she created and ran a full-service internal communications agency for the organization’s eight offices, policy arm and international program. Cara was a founding board member of the Global Footprint Network, is an advisory board member of David Suzuki's Stonehouse Standing Circle and serves on the boards of Resource Media and the Hollyhock Educational Foundation. She has a Masters of Science in Environmental Communications from California State University-Fullerton and a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Communications and Environmental Science from McGill University.


Director, Research and Content 

Meredith plays a lead role in the production and curation of strategic communications and outreach tools for climate leaders. Her enthusiasm for the field began during her time at Earthjustice where she investigated the social values that influence environmental engagement. Previously, Meredith explored the dynamics of personal and societal transformation with grassroots social change leaders as an assistant research scientist at the Research Center for Leadership in Action. Meredith has a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Vassar College and a Masters of Public Administration in Public Policy Analysis from New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.


Director, Canadian and International Networks
Amy works to expand and better serve the Climate Access network in Canada and internationally, including by managing projects with Climate Access partners. Previously, Amy managed the personal environmental philanthropy of Rudy North a well-known Vancouver businessman and environmentalist. Amy also worked for the Australian Federal Government in the Department of the Environment, focusing on agricultural water reform and the Montreal Protocol. Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from the University of Melbourne, Australia and has trained as a climate leader with the Climate Reality Project.
Senior Editor & Strategist 
Sutton Eaves is a senior editor and strategist for Climate Access, developing outreach and engagement guidance for a range of Climate Access members and partners. She brings more than a decade of experience in communications including senior positions at the David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice, where she served as the Director of Communications & Marketing. Sutton also worked as a journalist with several leading Canadian media outlets such as the Ottawa Citizen and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as well as in Nigeria where she trained reporters in human rights and public health reporting. Sutton holds a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master in Environmental Studies.
Research Coordinator
For the past 15 years, Christa has worked with local governments to foster energy independence, reduce traffic congestion, curb local air pollution, strengthen local economies, and increase their resiliency to the changing climate. Mrs. Daniels has facilitated and created innovative participatory stakeholder engagement strategies with towns and regions such as Pittsburgh PA, the Greater Portland Council of Governments, Monadnock region in New Hampshire, NY Department of Conservation, Maplewood NJ, and Bridgeport CT. Christa earned her B.A. in Political Science at Pace University and her M.S. in Resource Management and Administration at Antioch Graduate School. She currently works for Climate Access as a research coordinator and Antioch University New England (AUNE) as the Program Manager for the Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience Center. Christa is a doctoral student and faculty at AUNE. Christa loves snow boarding, running, and spending time with her three year-old son.
Design & Administrative Associate
Jessica is a digital communication specialist working towards her goals of participating in global actionable change through design and community building. She is passionate about the environment, community, and social change. Having studied the importance of environmental awareness she believes that strategic communication on social platforms can create meaningful conversations. Jessica will use her passion for design and interactive media to elevate conversations around the environment through Climate Access’s network. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and a minor in print and digital publishing from Simon Fraser University.