From Live Earth to “We can solve it,” Alliance for Climate Protection CEO Cathy Zoi Th’85 leads the charge for change.
By Julie Sloane ’99
Americans pay good money to sit in the dark, watching a superhero or rogue secret agent save the earth from the doom du jour: killer aliens, nuclear holocaust, maybe a planetary death ray. In Hollywood, saving the earth is everyday business-strictly fictional, of course. But for Cathy Zoi Th’85, saving the earth is literally her daily, all-consuming job. Her story line may unfold from a low-key, nondescript office building in Silicon Valley, but her mission is decidedly dramatic: she’s got three years and a $300-million budget to convince the American public that climate change is an urgent and solvable problem that our lawmakers must address now to avoid catastrophic consequences.