Speaker Details: Cathy Cowan Becker

Cathy Cowan Becker

Ready for 100 Chair. Sierra Club


Cathy chairs the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 in Columbus and Ohio. So far 120 cities, including Cincinnati and Cleveland, have committed to 100% renewable energy. Cathy leads the campaign in Columbus as well as a statewide group supporting Ready for 100 efforts in Akron, Dayton, Toledo, and more. She is a trained Climate Reality leader (Iowa 2015, Denver 2017, Atlanta 2019), has worked with Sunrise Movement, and started the Columbus chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby. In her professional life, Cathy has a 25-year career in journalism, communications, and public relations. She currently works at Ohio State University, where she earned a master’s in public administration in spring 2019 and hopes to finish a master’s in environment and natural resources this summer.