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Dr. Mildred McClain is an environmental justice activist from Savannah, GA and founder and executive director of the Savannah-based Harambee House/Citizens For Environmental Justice. Dr. McClain actively works to include youth in the fight for environmental justice and inspires them to pursue careers fighting for equality–as one of her former students wrote for Earthjustice.
However, this past week, Dr. McClain made headlines for her energetic speech (that many viewed as a sermon) at the 2019 Georgia Climate Conference. “It may seem like I’m an old Baptist preacher, but I’m not,” McClain told the audience at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. She went on to describe the injustice seen in her community and that “Less economically fortunate individuals are more vulnerable because they are less likely to have resources, including something as simple in Hudson Hill, my friend, as air conditioning and well-insulated homes.” Incidentally, issues that were the focal point of the recent Green New Deal for Public Housing Act.
Yesterday, with an all-out media blitzkrieg, former Secretary of State John Kerry and former California Governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and a group of high profile leaders from business, entertainment, the military and politics launched a campaign called “World War Zero” to mobilize Americans and people around the world to tackle climate change.
Why This Matters: This is the most powerful group of leaders to mobilize yet — and leadership on this issue right now is in short supply.
By Monica Medina, Founder and CEO of Our Daily Planet And now, for those of you who need a break from a long week of impeachmentpalooza, take a trip with us to Shepherdstown, West Virginia — a small town, nestled at the northeastern edge of the Shenandoah Valley, practically an exurb of Washington, D.C. It […]
Earlier this week, we attended a DC screening of the excellent movie starring Mark Ruffalo entitled “Dark Waters” that opens today in theaters and were impressed with all the real-life heroes portrayed in the film. And then we heard about Tracy. Tracy was born and raised in Parkersburg, WV, (the setting for the film) where […]