Blythe Coleman-Mumford

Climate Programs Manager

Blythe has founded and grown her career from the fundamental understanding that the concept of intersectionality is the ethical lens with which to address the social, environmental, and cultural justice issues we face today.  Since high school, she’s prioritized relationship building and youth leadership as key tenants to effect organizing and development work. At 15, she co-founded a farm to school program at Oberlin High School, which launched her into the complexities and nuances of community and institutional stakeholder-ship.

Her passion for food justice at this time lead her to pursue a major in Environmental Policy, and a Sustainable Food concentration at Smith College in 2013.  At Smith, she founded an organization within the 5 colleges for students of color called “5 College SCOPES”, that advocates for more intersectional curriculum within STEM and other social sciences.  A core value of this organization is to more intentionally name and engage with race in these fields. After graduation, Blythe took her passion for racial equity and environmental activism to Atlanta, where she worked with and for a number of important food and environmental organizations, notably becoming an associate/coordinator for the Just Energy team at Partnership for Southern Equity in 2019.

She now takes her experience engaging with race, climate, environmental, and food justice related issues and initiatives to her new role at Second Nature as Climate Programs Regional manager.  In this role, she will dive further into facilitating institutional and community partnerships in the south to advance collective sustainability goals, focusing on under resources institutions. Blythe also serves as the Food Justice co-chair for Atlanta Slow Food, and leads the 2022 Nominations Committee for USCAN (U.S Climate Action Network).