For Immediate Release
June 18, 2022
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Cecile Brown,, (202) 271-6534
Flo McAfee,, (202) 486-3673

(BPRW) Heather McTeer Toney, Environmental Defense Fund Expert and Moms Clean Air Force's Almeta E.Cooper Available to Highlight the Intersection of Juneteenth and Climate Action

EDF and Moms Clean Air Force continue the call for bold climate action

(Black PR Wire) Washington, DC – Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Moms Clean Air Force acknowledge and pay respect to the hope maintained by 250,000 enslaved Black Texans as they awaited  liberation two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Healthier communities, lower costs for families and climate action is worth fighting and keeping hope alive for this Juneteenth, especially for Black American communities disproportionately impacted by environmental injustices.

Available Monday, June 20, EDF experts Heather McTeer Toney and Almeta E. Cooper are available to make the connection between Juneteenth, Black liberation and the historic opportunity to create jobs and equitable change with climate investments from the Federal level:

  • Heather McTeer Toney, EDF Vice President for Community Engagement works with a diverse range of stakeholders and constituency groups — such as mayors, faith-based organizations, labor and academia — to support and put people at the center of climate solutions. Heather provides innovative, scalable and equitable community engagement strategies that demonstrate the variety of benefits of climate action.
  • Almeta E. Cooper, National Manager for Health Equity, lends her expertise to all aspects of Moms Clean Air Force work, with a special focus on the Community Health Equity program. Her work on clean air and climate justice issues for Moms Clean Air Force is a natural progression of her 30-year career as an executive, attorney, and advocate for organizations focused on health care, health equity, and women and girls.

There is much work to be done to advance environmental justice and a pathway to 100% clean electricity and transportation. EDF and Moms Clean Air Force continue the call for bold climate action from the public and private sectors. 

If you are interested in setting up an interview with Heather and/or Almeta, please contact Cecile Brown or Flo McAfee.