Author: Marcia G. Yerman

Marcia G. YermanMarcia G. Yerman is a mom and freelance writer focusing on Women’s Issues, the Environment, Human Rights, and the Arts. You can find her profiles, interviews, essays and articles archived at mgyerman.com. She also has verticals at Huffington Post, Medium, and OpEdNews. At Moms Clean Air Force, she is particularly interested in reporting on the politics and policies of environmental issues—and making it accessible to readers.

Peggy Shepard of “WE ACT” on Air Pollution, Asthma and Environmental Justice

BY ON May 10, 2017
The history of WE ACT for Justice goes back to 1988. Peggy Shepard was one of three neighborhood activists who recognized that West Harlem in New York City, was bearing the brunt of toxic pollution. The Environmental Justice movement was getting off the ground. Awareness was building...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Air Pollution, Asthma, Children's Health, Indoor Air Pollution, New York, Politics, Social Justice

mark! Lopez Fights for East Los Angeles, Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

BY ON April 25, 2017
  Environmental justice advocates may be feeling discouraged as they watch the Trump administration dissemble regulations piece by piece. However, each year, the Goldman Environmental Prize winners remind us that activism can start with one person. The 2017 awardee from North America is mark! Lopez, a...

TOPICS: Activism, California, Children's Health, Dads, Latino Community, Social Justice