Full Name
Josh Ewing
Job Title
Rural Climate Partnership
Speaker Bio
Josh leads the Rural Climate Partnership, a collaborative fund supporting working people, small businesses, and family farmers to implement rural-led climate solutions and realize the economic and community benefits flowing from theh transition to clean energy and regenerative agriculture. The Partnership provides grantmaking, technical assistance, policy advocacy, and narrative development in 19 focus states.

Born and raised in western Nebraska, Josh has lived and worked in rural America most of his life. The Ewing family runs a cattle ranch that was severely damaged in a drought-induced wildfire in the summer of 2022, so Josh knows firsthand the impacts a changing climate has on rural folks. Josh and his wife Kirsten live in the tiny town of Bluff, Utah, where he serves as a volunteer firefighter and EMT.

Prior to helping launch the Rural Climate Partnership, Josh dedicated the previous decade to working with Indigenous Tribes to protect Bears Ears National Monument, a culturally rich landscape at threat from oil drilling and uranium mining. In addition to conservation leadership, Josh has a background in public-interest communications and has developed a reputation as a strategic coalition builder able to work across party lines and cultural divides.

A climber, landscape photographer, and archaeology geek, Josh spends most of his free time exploring the canyons and mesas of southeast Utah.
Josh Ewing