“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead

Welcome! We are a very passionate group looking forward to accomplishing our purpose, one landscape at a time. Conserving. Protecting. And restoring biodiversity in an effort to revitalize our ecosystems that will sustain our existence and drawdown the legacy carbon overheating the planet.


Fairfax, VA

Founder & Executive Director

Noreen is a climate action activist and change agent, working with local and global leaders to promote climate action, as well as actively involved in sustainability for 24 years. She’s the Founder and CEO of Gallant Gold Media, an independent multi media company on a mission to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, biodiverse, eco-friendly carbon neutral culture.  Noreen was in Canada for 8 months during Covid where she was able to experience 100% sustainable living surrounded by sustainability leaders who have been in the sustainability groove since 1985.

Noreen has been educating the public on sustainability and biodiversity for five years, and is a staunch advocate of nature, our ecosystems, and biodiversity, and has been promoting carbon drawdown through biodiversity in suburban landscapes since Founding Gallant Gold Media in 2017.

Board of Directors


Charlottesville, VA

Director of Finance

Shab has spent her 23 year career in finance, managing hundreds of complex group accounts while operating under very tight deadlines and stress conditions. Crisis management is an integral part of Shab’s roll. Her diplomacy skills and professionalism catapulted her into leadership positions at various junctures throughout her career.


London, UK

Director of Development

Julia has over 15 years’ experience working for corporate international companies with operations spanning New York, London, Paris and Mumbai. Towards the end of her corporate career she began remote mentoring for clean energy entrepreneurs in Uganda- supporting their work to bring renewable energy to some of the remotest parts of the country with all the educational and logistical issues that come alongside these initiatives. Partnering with these passionate, dedicated, resourceful people inspired Julia to support positive impact entrepreneurs in the UK. Julia coaches small companies working to do good in the world along with freelance business development, content and policy research. Her work on organisational Environmental, Social and Governance strategy has appeared in Eco Living Magazine, The Business Magazine, Start Ups Magazine and The Lawyer. 



Director of Promotion

Clive is an international, multi-award-winning graphic designer.

Based in New York City, Clive has won numerous international design awards, as Art Director for ID- Magazine of International Design, and later as a Madison Avenue Agency Executive Creative Director, with clients such as Escada, Target, Allstate and Philips. Originally from South Africa, is where Clive won the South African Society of Marketers Award for SASOL Group.

Clive’s Design clients have included Citigroup Private Bank, The NFL (Super Bowls XVII and XXIX logos), UBS, UJA, Turner Construction, Odeon Capital, Olympia & York USA, Optionsellers.com, Stanton Public Relations and AXA Equitable.

Awards for excellence include: AIGA, American Institute of Graphic Arts; American Corporate Identity; 

The Art Directors Club of New York; Art Direction Magazine; Communication Arts; Graphic DesignUSA; Logolounge 2017, Print Magazine; Graphis Best Logos; SPD-The Society of Publication Designers of America; and the 2000 International Annual Report Competition (ARC) Awards.

Clive is an adjunct professor at NYU.  He does portrait and landscape oil painting-(www.clivejacobsonart.com) and his first co-illustrated book, Jacobsonjoy, was sold out at MOMA 2012. In 2020, Jacobson’s paintings were exhibited by MvVO at the Oculus, World Trade Center, New York.

Clive Jacobson’s new book on visual dichotomy “ On the one hand…” was released in March 2021.

Get in touch

Climate Action NOW
Mailing Address:
PO Box 3338
Fairfax, VA 22038

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