Mission, Vision & Programs
The mission of CoolMom is to unite moms and families to make informed lifestyle choices, protect our climate and advocate for a healthy planet.
CoolMom's vision is a healthy planet for kids and families.
CoolMom programs create sustainable communities, one neighborhood at a time. We engage in accomplishing our mission through,
- carrying out sustainable programs, such as Walking School Buses, No-Idle campaigns, and reducing consumption
- spearheading and joining advocacy outreach
- organizing monthly neighborhood meetings-through our local community-based groups.
- participating in relevant community events
- engaging membership and larger constituency groups through website content, email campaigns, and social media
When sleeping women wake, mountains move. ~ Chinese proverb
Sylvia Moss, Communications Coordinator
Sylvia is delighted to join CoolMom.org as Communications Coordinator. She brings more than a decade of experience in communications, education, public affairs and program/ project management to CoolMom’s team. As a soon-to-be-mom, (38 weeks pregnant when this was written) she hopes to impart on her child that even seemingly small acts of giving back to the planet can collectively bring about a tipping point of positive change.
Sylvia's environmental activism began years ago in college on the East Coast, with a small bird and a big topic on the West Coast--the threatened northern spotted owl and its dwindling old growth habitat. She eventually moved to Seattle where her environmental and wildlife conservation interests evolved personally and professionally. She has developed wildlife education campaigns, rehabilitated native songbirds and lobbied for wildlife conservation laws as PAWS’ Public Affairs Coordinator. As a People for Puget Sound volunteer activist, she has lobbied for legislation to restore and protect Puget Sound's waters. As a Green Seattle Partnership volunteer forest steward, she has also happily gotten her hands (and knees) dirty, clearing invasive weeds and restoring native plants at West Seattle’s Camp Long.
With an MA in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University, a BA in English Writing from George Mason University, and Certificate in Public Relations and Strategic Communications from the University of Washington, Sylvia is excited to use her skills to inspire families to make lifestyle choices for a healthier planet.
Kimberly Christensen, Car Seat Recycling Program Manager
CoolMom was founded in 2007 by two long-time friends, Kirsten Bergstrom and Kristy Royce. With atmospheric scientists in both of their families, they were well acquainted with the climate issue. As mothers, they saw an urgent need to unite mothers to address the climate crisis and to advocate for future generations. The organization traces it's beginnings to a party, when Royce invited friends to view the film, An Inconvenient Truth. The conversation that ensued among the mothers present led to the launch of CoolMom.
To see our history from 2007 to 2009 go here