WE ACT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE APPLAUDS
NEW YORK CITY MAYOR ERIC ADAM’S COMMITMENT
TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE JUSTICE
Mayor Appointments of Key Staff and
Commits to Achieving Environmental and Climate Justice
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2021
Contact: Chris Dobens, 212-410-1963, firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW YORK — Today New York City Mayor Eric Adams appointed Rohit T. Aggarwala as Chief Climate Officer and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner, Vincent Sapienza as Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Environmental Protection, and Kizzy Charles-Guzman as Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice. The appointments came as part of the Adam’s administration’s pledge to implement the recommendations of the City’s upcoming Environmental Justice for All Report, which will identify and examine the environmental and climate issues facing our city, determine which communities are experiencing the greatest burdens, and make recommendations on how to equitably address the challenges communities are experiencing.
“We thank Mayor Eric Adams for boldly committing to implement the recommendations of New York City’s first Environmental Justice for All Report,” said Peggy Shepard, Co-Founder & Executive Director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice. “And we also thank the Mayor for appointing Rohit T. Aggarwala, Vincent Sapienza, and Kizzy Charles-Guzman – a team that has the experience and expertise needed to take meaningful action on environmental and climate justice. Congratulations to all!”
A longtime advocate for environmental justice and public health, Charles-Guzman began her career as an Environmental Policy Coordinator at WE ACT for Environmental Justice.
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WE ACT for Environmental Justice is a Northern Manhattan membership-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low-income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. WE ACT has offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Visit us at weact.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.