Gloria Walton is committed to creating equitable climate solutions that center the people closest to the problem. Gloria is an award-winning organizer, writer, and the President and CEO of The Solutions Project, a nonprofit that promotes climate justice through grantmaking and amplifying the stories of frontline community leaders in media. The Solutions Project has accelerated the transition to 100 percent clean, renewable energy — wind, water, and solar — for all people and purposes. The organization invests 95 percent of its resources in frontline leadership of color, with a focus on women-led organizations. Previously, Gloria served as the President & CEO of SCOPE (Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education), a South LA community organization focused on building power in black, brown, poor and working-class communities. During her time at SCOPE, Gloria played a pivotal role in several significant ballot measures and policy campaigns that increased community decision-making and ensured equitable investment in green jobs, climate solutions, and critical public services. Ms. Walton also led the organizing effort for SCOPE’s green jobs programs that coupled entry-level positions with job training to create career pathways into good, green jobs targeted for workers in low-income neighborhoods. SCOPE was an inaugural grantee of The Solutions Project in 2015 and for a few years Gloria served on the board of The Solutions Project to help create a vision that is radically-inclusive and culture-led.