About Carleen Cullen
Cool the Earth was founded in 2007. It continues to inspire personal action to fight climate change, reaching more than 500,000 people worldwide. The Cool the Earth community has engaged in 323,000 carbon-saving actions in 31 states and 5 countries. Koda the Polar Bear™, a creation of Ms. Cullen, has appeared in standalone books, video games, as well as English- and Spanish-language animated cartoons.
In 2019, Ms. Cullen formed Drive Clean Bay Area, now Ride and Drive Clean, a national nonprofit collaboration of organizations, agencies, cities, and businesses with a goal of greatly reducing carbon emissions by advancing the adoption of electric vehicles. Through scalable community engagement programs, Ride and Drive Clean inspires people to replace internal combustion vehicles with electric vehicles, e-bikes, and other forms of zero-carbon transportation. Ms. Cullen holds a certificate in community-based social marketing and all programming is data-driven and has multiple touch points for efficient and effective change to clean technologies.
Carleen and family featured in Marin magazine. 2008.
Photo by Tim Porter