Tom Weis

Tom Weis is a social change agent with 25+ years of environmental and political organizing experience. He currently serves as president of Climate Crisis Solutions, a mission-driven environmental consulting firm. In 2011, Tom led a 2,150-mile “rocket trike” tour from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast in opposition to TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. In 2010, he rode 2,500 miles from Boulder, CO to Washington, DC calling for a green energy moon shot for America. Prior to conceiving the Ride for Renewables, Tom spent six years in the wind industry working as a public outreach consultant to enXco, one of the nation’s largest renewable energy companies. During this time, he helped permit 600 MW of wind energy projects and served as Strategic Advisor to the president of the board of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), where he received AWEA’s 2009 Special Achievement Award for his role in co-creating the American Wind Wildlife Institute

Prior to that, Tom served as National Field Director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, designed and directed a recycling center for the nation’s largest non-profit recycler, and served as Executive Director of the National Forest Protection Alliance. He earlier directed a statewide “Save the Everglades” campaign for Clean Water Action in Florida, playing a key role in launching a multi-million dollar ballot initiative against the sugar industry and generating extensive print, radio and television coverage as campaign spokesperson. Tom also worked on Capitol Hill as an environmental legislative aide to U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and directed field operations for presidential campaigns in Iowa and Texas.

Tom is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he earned a B.A. in Environmental Conservation. An avid adventurer and cyclist, he enjoys frequent camping, backpacking, and whitewater float trips throughout the U.S. and abroad. When not pedaling his rocket trike across the country, Tom resides in Boulder, CO.

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| July 31, 2014
No more grandmothers must be made to cry. No more First Nations people must be made to die. The tar sand industry's brutal...
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| January 17, 2014
What's happening right now in Texas and Oklahoma is deeply immoral. If President Obama does not exercise his executive authority to stop the...
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| January 10, 2014
Knowing that the southern leg of Keystone XL will exacerbate the climate threat, by allowing more than half a million barrels of climate-destroying tar sands to...
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| October 8, 2013
Internationally syndicated talk show host and bestselling author Thom Hartmann released a devastatingly powerful new film ......
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| September 16, 2013
What the report fails to mention, however, is the central fact that it is the 485-mile southern leg of Keystone XL already being constructed in Texas and Oklahoma—not the pipeline's...
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| August 12, 2013
Simply put, President Obama's climate action plan is not even close. We need to get real. Humanity just reached the grim milestone of 400 parts per million (ppm) of carbon...
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| June 3, 2013
Tom Weis For the past year, most blog posts, action alerts and appeals to “Stop Keystone XL,” “Reject Keystone XL,” “Fight Keystone XL” and “Resist Keystone XL” have focused on...
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| March 20, 2013
TOM WEIS — I ask in the name of loving justice: why isn’t blocking the actual construction of Keystone XL’s southern leg being met with the same level of outrage...
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| February 4, 2013
CLIMATE CRISIS SOLUTIONS — Sign this petition to tell President Obama to stop the Keystone XL in its entirety. This means not only denying TransCanada a presidential permit to build...
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| February 4, 2013
TOM WEIS — As critical as it is that Obama deny TransCanada a cross-border permit to build the northern leg, preventing the “carbon bomb” fuse from being lit requires stopping...
Last spring, President Obama made a special trip on Air Force One to the “Pipeline Crossroads of the World” to call for fast-track approval of the southern (OK-TX) leg of TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

| January 10, 2013
TOM WEIS — The hour is late, but it is not too late for President Obama to trade out his dead-end “all of the above” energy strategy for a life-affirming...
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| September 17, 2012
If you missed the 10-week Rocket Trike Diaries video series of my 2,150-mile ride down the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route, I have rolled the highlights into some of the...
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| June 11, 2012
Welcome to Rocket Trike Diaries—a 10 week video tour of the 2011 "Ride for Renewables: No Tar Sands Oil On American Soil!" Join Renewable Rider Tom Weis as he pedals...

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