Sam Ricketts

Co-Founder, Evergreen Action

Sam Ricketts is a co-founder and co-director for Evergreen. Sam is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Previously, he led climate policy and strategy as climate director for Governor Jay Inslee’s presidential campaign. In prior roles Ricketts was the first executive director of the Congressional Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC), and worked in the Washington State Governor’s Office, Democratic Governors Association, Working Families Party, and in several federal and state campaigns. Ricketts is a graduate of Syracuse University and a native of Seattle, Washington. He currently resides in Washington, DC with his wife and children. 


Podcast Guest Appearances

The Inflation Reduction Act: What’s in the Sausage?

For nearly six decades, the US government passed no comprehensive climate legislation. Now that’s changed. The Inflation Reduction Act contains approximately $370 billion of investments in clean energy and climate solutions. But not everyone is happy. To get through the Senate, the bill offered a lot of carrots to entrenched fossil fuel interests, along with investments in renewable power. And many in disadvantaged communities, who so often bear the brunt of climate-induced disasters, feel they’ve been left out yet again.