May Boeve: Protecting Earth

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May Boeve Executive director and co-founder of 350.org, May Boeve, discusses how to take action on climate change before it’s too late.

One of the few female leaders in the green movement, May Boeve successfully helped launched one of the largest climate change demonstrations in history.

No stranger to advocacy, she began her lifelong activism at only four years old by writing to then-President George H.W. Bush and asking that he outlaw cruelty to animals.

“I was always really passionate about issues of injustice whether it was about animals or about people and climate change combines all of that,” says May.

May Boeve: Protecting Earth

May Boeve: Protecting Earth

Executive director and co-founder of climate change organization 350.org, May Boeve, discusses how to take action against climate change before it's too late.


As the executive director and one of the co-founders of 350.org, an international climate change campaign active in nearly 200 countries, May is committed to increasing awareness about the climate change crisis and empowering people to make a difference.

“Right now we’re experiencing record heat,” explains May. “2014 was the hottest year on record in the United States and globally, we’re seeing rising temperatures everywhere.”

In 2008, the environmental organization started with six college friends. The name signifies the amount of carbon dioxide the atmosphere can safely hold without changing our climate. Currently, carbon dioxide measures around 400 parts per million.

May Boeve joined Mike Walter in our New York City studio to tell us how we can take action before it’s too late.