In a June 17, 2020 article in Bloomberg Law on the intersection of extreme heat and the COVID-19 pandemic, our Policy & Advocacy Coordinator Sonal Jessel raised the issue of energy insecurity, explaining that residents of many of the communities
In a June 11, 2020 article on the status of New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, our Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives Cecil Corbin-Mark recognized the budget challenges brought on by COVID-19 but urged for
In a June 6, 2020 article in the Washington Examiner on the Democratic National Committee’s Environment and Climate Crisis Council’s Platform Committee recommendations for the climate, environment, and energy planks of the 2020 Democratic Party Platform, Peggy Shepard emphasized the
In a June 4, 2020 article in Common Dreams on the Democratic National Committee’s Environment and Climate Crisis Council’s Platform Committee recommendations for the climate, environment, and energy planks of the 2020 Democratic Party Platform, Peggy Shepard emphasized the need
In November 2019, Peggy Shepard sat down with Jane Fonda for a one-on-one conversation on climate change, climate justice, and social justice at Le Chalet in Saks Fifth Avenue. The event, sponsored by American Express, was recorded for the
In an April 23, 2020 article in Teen Vogue on how a new administration could take action on climate change, WE ACT’s Director of Federal Legislative Affairs Kerene Tayloe spoke about the importance of appointing climate leaders to key roles.
In an April 22, 2020 article in Popular Science, WE ACT’s Peggy Shepard talked about the evolution of Earth Day from an event organized by predominantly white, college-educated people to one that is more inclusive of the frontline communities that
In an April 21, 2020 article in Truthout, WE ACT’s Policy & Advocacy Coordinator Sonal Jessel discussed the challenge that summer’s extreme heat events – which have been increased in frequency, duration, and intensity by climate change – pose for
1) What does Earth Day mean to you? “I have never been sure what eco-feminism means but when I think of Earth Day, I think of women sheroes like Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai who said, ‘Although this prize comes
Our Co-Founder and Executive Director Peggy Shepard was profiled in the April issue of Marie Claire as one of the Women Fighting to Save the World, which featured female environmental leaders in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.