Faces of the Campaign: Meet Chelsea Hodgkins

Faces of the Campaign: Meet Chelsea Hodgkins

What is your name and what do you do?

My name is Chelsea Hodgkins and I am an intern for the DC Carbon Fee and Rebate Campaign.

What woke you up to the climate crisis?

Working with communities in Ghana experiencing chronic water scarcity.

Why does the campaign to put a price on carbon in DC and rebate the revenue matter to you?

It would mean more equitable outcomes for families across the district and the environment.

How is this campaign different from other environmental campaigns you’ve experienced in the past?

More capacity to organize and affect change

How has climate change impacted your own community?

Growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, the livelihood of many of my former neighbors will be impacted by climate change induced ocean acidification.

What was your favorite moment in this campaign?

Yet to come

Tell me about a time you’ve witnessed community power.

Organizing a community in Ghana to press their local government authorities for their well to be placed on a prioritized list of maintenance.

What was your biggest accomplishment on this campaign?

Still to come!

One word summing up your experience with this campaign:

Looking forward to it!

Best place to get breakfast in DC?
Dos Gringos in Mt. Pleasant!