WE ACT for Environmental Justice’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Peggy Shepard and Jane Fonda sat down for a one-on-one conversation on climate change, climate justice, and social justice at Le Chalet in Saks Fifth Avenue on November 5, 2019. The
Peggy Shepard is one of the “gutsy women” featured in The Book of Gutsy Women, a new book by Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea. The Clintons share stories of gutsy women who have inspired them over the years
WE ACT for Environmental Justice’s Co-Founder & Executive Director Peggy Shepard was invited to CNN’s Climate Crisis Town Hall on September 4th, 2019 and asked Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke how he would help Americans deal with extreme heat, one
In a May 15, 2019 article in the Brooklyn Eagle, our Co-Founder & Executive Director Peggy Shepard was asked to explain the role of legacy pollution in exacerbating the impacts of climate change in low-income communities and communities of color.
Kaméa Chayne had interviewed Peggy Shepard on her Green Dreamer podcast on January 22, 2019. In a March 27, 2019 interview in MindyBodyGreen, Chayne was asked which guest surprised her the most, and she said WE ACT’s Peggy Shepard.
On February 25, 2019, E&E Daily reported that WE ACT’s Co-Founder & Executive Director Peggy Shepard was providing testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. The purpose of the hearing was to
On March 3, 2019, WE ACT’s Co-Founder & Executive Director Peggy Shepard was featured in a Huffington Post article for International Women’s Day celebrating “8 Women Making the World A Better Place.” Read the Article
Peggy Shepard was profiled in the “Eco Warrior” issue (Issue #2 2018) of Mission Magazine, where she discusses her journey from journalism to becoming a pioneer in the environmental justice movement. Read the Article (PDF)
On July 16, 2018, Harlem World Magazine featured WE ACT’s statement on New York City’s new lead initiative. Read the Story
WE ACT Co-Founder and Executive Director Peggy Shepard was invited to give the commencement address at Lawrence University on June 10, 2018. She was the principal speaker and received an honorary doctorate. She talked about her path to becoming