Emma Schoenberg is a Vermont-born community organizer and trainer. As a part of the Climate Disobedience Center, she is working to build NoCoalNoGas – the campaign to close the last large coal plant in New England. Additionally, Emma is currently a member of the core team launching the Yet-To-Be-Named Network – a direct action network focusing at the intersection of racial healing and climate justice through the lens of “fierce vulnerability”.
Emma has an enduring commitment to accessible, equitable, and relational movements – especially in rural communities – that took root during Occupy Wall Street in 2011 and 2012. Emma has worn different hats within movements spaces, from political and electoral organizer and fundraiser to grassroots activist. Her work has touched on organizational structure, direct action and civil disobedience, popular education, training, and facilitation as well as political campaigns and policy.
In her free time, Emma serves on the board of the Center for Sustainable Systems – a school farm and agricultural center based within the Montpelier/Roxbury Public School System – as well as the Montpelier Contra Dance planning committee. She currently lives in an intentional community in Burlington, VT with her cat Amos, six housemates, fifteen houseplants, and a dog named Artemis.