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Cate Mingoya-LaFortune

Groundwork USA

Chief Officer of Climate Reislience and Land Use


pronouns: She/Her
state: MA
city: Boston
race + ethnicity: Black, African-American, Afro-Caribbean, African, Middle Eastern or Northern African, White, European, Caucasian
Cate is a people-centered climate adaptation planner, community organizer, educator, parent, and cautious optimist. Raised in an environmental justice neighborhood, Cate is committed to furthering a future where all people live in clean, thriving communities. In her role at Groundworks USA, she directs climate adaptation capital projects , the Climate Safe Neighborhoods climate organizing initiatives, urban and community forest projects, and various cross-sector field building collaborations. Cate is happy to talk all things climate safe neighborhoods, including adaptation, flood mitigation, nature based solutions, green infrastructure, housing justice, local action, community organizing, and a more equitable distribution of climate resilience resources. She is also the author of Climate Action for Busy People, published by Island Press in June of 2024, which is a "hopeful and realistic roadmap for individuals and groups who want to boost climate preparedness and move the needle towards environmental justice."

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