Published July 2018
In 2006, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore got the world talking about climate change with the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth. It was just the beginning of a climate revolution. Later that year, he founded what would become The Climate Reality Project to move the conversation forward and turn awareness into action all across the Earth. Today, Climate Reality, a diverse group of passionate individuals have come together to solve the greatest challenge of our time.
As the Climate Speakers Network Director, Ahtna shareholder Karla Brollier heads up Climate Reality’s Speakers Network team and direction for the organization. Her grandparents are Jane and Greg Nicholas and her parents are Carol and David Brollier. Prior to joining the Climate Reality Project, her most recent role was as Environmental Justice Director for Alaska Wilderness League and Deputy Director for the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council. She has dedicated over 15 years advocating for climate action, social and environmental justice, as well as indigenous rights on a local, national and international level. She began her career organizing environmentally focused nonprofit programs, which developed into her dynamic background in nonprofit management, directing campaigns, policy, and advocacy work. Karla is an Ahtna Athabascan from Cantwell, born and raised in Alaska where she obtained her degree in English literature and philosophy, as well as her MBA. Ahtna assisted her in obtaining higher education through the scholarship program. She serves as a board director for the Alaska Native Professional Association and with the Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals group.
She also serves on the executive committee of the Institute of the North’s Lead: North. She is currently a fellow for the First Alaskans Institute and the governor appointee for the Natural Resources Conservation and Development Board. Karla spends her free time reading, practicing yoga, rock and ice climbing, exploring the world, and learning how to make our world a collectively better place. To learn more about the Climate Reality Project and how to become a Climate Reality Leader visit www.climaterealityproject.org.