Our Team

Richard Graves
Richard Graves by Christine Irvine

Richard Graves by Christine Irvine

Richard Graves, Founder and Executive Director

Richard is a climate activist, social entrepreneur, and online journalist. He served as the Online Campaigner for the TckTckTck campaign for the Global Campaign for Climate Action, the Editor for It’s Getting Hot in Here – Dispatches from the Youth Climate Movement and served as a Program Director for Americans for Informed Democracy. He is a member of the international committee of the Online News Association, as well as the Society of Professional Journalists, and contributes to numerous online news outlets. He graduated from Macalester College with a B.A. in Asian and Environmental History. He thinks that young people can use new media to create the revolutionary change necessary to solve global warming and has told people that at the World Bank, UN, CNN, and other stuffy institutions.


4 responses to “Our Team

  • John M Notoane

    I am trying to get hold of Juan Hoffmaister. My organisation is working on climate change adaptation in the southern africa region with a particular slant towards water/health/food security and energy.

    We would like to make contact with Juan and derive value in some of the stories from areas that he is visiting in Africa. We are based in Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Young thinkers say “Shift the paradigm” on Waxman Bill « It’s Getting Hot In Here

    [...] Richard Graves, the 27-year-old director of Fired Up Media, worries that the bill’s impact on state-level efficiency standards is being overlooked. “The preemption of stronger state standards is a Trojan horse provision that could seriously hamper future efforts to strengthen the bill to science based targets, he says. “Basically, corporations and others want a uniform standard for efficiency, but this means that progressive states can’t move ahead without control of the federal government.” [...]

  • Young Thinkers Say "Shift the Paradigm" on Climate Bill | Eco Friendly Mag

    [...] Richard Graves, the 27-year-old director of Fired Up Media, worries that the bill’s impact on state-level efficiency standards is being overlooked. “The preemption of stronger state standards is a Trojan horse provision that could seriously hamper future efforts to strengthen the bill to science based targets, he says. “Basically, corporations and others want a uniform standard for efficiency, but this means that progressive states can’t move ahead without control of the federal government.” [...]

  • Patrick Wright

    I’m trying to contact Richard Graves. I’m working on a dissertation at Wisconsin concerning the influence of social media in social movement success. I would like to speak with him about his work and how he came to be involved with tcktcktck.org.

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