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Collective Community Action for Climate Solutions
45% of Americans say they are “very” concerned about climate change. Their silence is deafening. Only 23% believe that others around them are “very” concerned. On one hand, the challenge of making a meaningful difference on climate change seems daunting. On the other, the path is right before you - in your personal life, your places of work and worship, and in your community. We all can and need to do whatever we can to amplify and accelerate climate solutions. It’s time to engage those around us and show we care. ecoAmerica’s program directors will share success stories on building support for climate action through local engagement.

Join us for this special episode of ecoAmerica's webcast series, Let's Talk Climate, on Friday, October 2 from 2 - 3 pm EDT to hear from:

Hon. Jennifer Roberts, Director of Path to Positive Communities and 58th Mayor of Charlotte, NC
Rebecca Rehr, Director of Climate for Health
Anita Fête Crews, Director of Blessed Tomorrow

This episode is moderated by Bob Perkowitz, President of ecoAmerica

Oct 2, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Hon. Jennifer Roberts
Director, Path to Positive Communities @ecoAmerica
Jennifer Watson Roberts, the 58th Mayor of Charlotte, NC, has been a life-long champion of issues related to sustainability, education and equality. She is the first person to be elected to serve as both Chairman of the Mecklenburg County Commission and later as Mayor of Charlotte. While Chair of the Mecklenburg County Commission from 2006-2011, Roberts championed a Park and Recreation Master Plan, supported energy reduction and conservation in County operations, led the move to require new buildings be LEED certified, and headed a Clean Air Works initiative to reduce carbon emissions in area businesses and County operations. Under her leadership, Mecklenburg County first measured its carbon footprint and set annual reduction goals in line with the Paris Climate Accords. As Mayor of Charlotte, Roberts signed the Mayor’s Climate Pledge and became part of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.
Rebecca Rehr
Director, Climate for Health @ecoAmerica
Rebecca Rehr is the Director of ecoAmerica’s Climate for Health Program, a national initiative led by a diverse network of health leaders from across the sector. Rebecca is also currently serving on the National Recreation and Park Association Climate and Health Advisory Panel, and American Geophysical Union’s GeoHealth Section leadership. She was previously the Public Policy & Advocacy Manager for the Maryland Environmental Health Network, where she developed and supported statewide initiatives addressing climate change, pesticide use, lead poisoning, fracking, health impact assessments, and environmental justice. Rebecca completed a two-year fellowship in the Office of Children’s Health Protection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and has previously served on the Maryland Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities and as Advocacy Chair for the Maryland Public Health Association.
Anita Fête Crews
Director, Blessed Tomorrow @ecoAmerica
Ani Fête Crews is the Director of Blessed Tomorrow, a coalition of diverse religious partners united as faithful stewards of creation. Prior to joining Blessed Tomorrow, Ani served as Senior Director of Member Engagement with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), where she led key leadership development and engagement programming for the nation’s state public health agency directors, their leadership teams, and other state public health partners. Prior to ASTHO, Ani was a founding member and the National Director of State Assistance and Partner Engagement for the non-profit Enroll America, a public education campaign that helped enroll millions of uninsured Americans in health coverage following passage of the Affordable Care Act. Ani has 15 years of experience in issue advocacy, coalition building, community outreach, and leadership development in both the non-profit and government sectors.