Liz McDowell

Liz McDowell

Senior Campaigns Director

Liz is the Senior Campaigns Director Director at Stand.earth where, since joining the team in 2017, she's helped campaigns develop digital strategies to engage more than 700,000 people and reach corporate and government decision-makers in innovative and unexpected ways. She also oversees Canadian oil and gas campaigns strategy and Canadian forests campaigns, and helps local governments transition off fossil fuels as part of the SAFE Cities Campaign.

Before working with Stand.earth, Liz was Campaigns Director at SumOfUs, where she mobilized millions of people online to take action on corporate accountability and shifted corporate policy at some of the world's largest companies, and Executive Director at Conversations for Responsible Economic Development (CRED BC), where she convened hundreds of business leaders concerned about the risks of oil pipeline expansion in B.C. Liz was also the co-founder and Executive Director of the UK-based Otesha Project, where she catalyzed a new generation of environmental leaders and designed green jobs training programs, and Climate Change Programme Fellow with the UN Institute for Training and Research in Geneva. She's also been a piano teacher, organizational development consultant, dancing dinosaur and, for the longest two weeks of her life, a telemarketer. She's particularly passionate about harnessing digital tools to catalyze real-world change to wind down fossil fuel production and accelerate the clean energy transition in a way that centers and supports impacted communities.

Liz currently lives on unceded Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam and Squamish territories in Vancouver, Canada and when she's not working, she's planning epic bike adventures, wrangling kittens and/or children, or tending her backyard garden.