Monica Weiss

With a B.A. and M.S. in Environmental Education from Queens College, CUNY, she was an NYC Early Childhood Teacher for 20 years.  Since 2013, she has been a climate activist with 350NYC focusing on education, community outreach and sustainable solutions, including leading the partnership with Pachamama’s Drawdown 100.

She is a member of the New York Society for Ethical Culture, chairing their Environmental Stewardship Committee and Sunday Program Committee, a member of NYC Grassroots Alliance, and a Leader with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project.





John Ingram

John Ingram is devoting his retirement to making art and climate activism with 350NYC, where he focuses on Divest NYC Coalition and Divest NY State Coalition, along with an international effort, Health in Harmony (ASRI Kalimantan, Indonesia).

Previously, his career involved Art Education and Administration at the United Nations International School, Lincoln Center Institute (Moma), Cooper Union, Studio in a School, Pratt School of Art, McBurney School, and the Educational Center for the Arts (New Haven).

He holds a MFA in Sculpture from Yale, and a BA from Trinity in Studio Art and Art History, and has three children, Tamar, Mattan, and Miles.



Dan Miner

Dan Miner is a longtime environmental and community activist. Now promoting LED lighting upgrades for buildings, he previously did community outreach for NYSERDA’s Green Jobs New York Program, and worked as District Manager of Manhattan Community Board 6, and at Long Island City Partnership.

He also focuses on school gardens in Forest Hills, and is interested in biochar.

Leslie Stevens

Leslie Stevens has been active with for two years, and on climate change for over 4 years. She is lead for 350NYC on the annual March for Science and Teach-in, and is starting a group to look at the 2nd leading GHG cause in NYC: transportation. She is an active participant in Climate Action Mondays since the beginning, and has Adopted the NJ07 District. Professionally, Leslie teaches Systems Engineering (Complex Systems) to graduate students at Stevens Institute of Technology. She believes climate change is a large, complex system, and applies systems thinking to solving CC problems. Prior to teaching, she was an executive at AT&T in information technology. She trained as a Climate Reality Leader in 2018, and is a member of the NYC chapter.

Margaret Perkins

Margaret Perkins has been active with for over four years, leading advocacy for NYC Council climate legislation including solar and wind projects, strict building energy efficiency standards, and phasing out of fossil fuel power plants in Queens, Bronx and Brooklyn. Professionally, Margaret has a PhD in biochemistry from Monash University in Australia, and was a malaria researcher at Rockefeller University, a public health epidemiologist at UNICEF and other health organizations, and an adjunct faculty member at CUNY, teaching Medical Parasitology and Evaluation of Health Care Policy. She is also a member of the Population, Consumption and Environment Committee for NY City Sierra Club.

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