Moms Clean Air Force staff and members made news throughout the country this week!
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- Yale Climate Connections counts Moms Clean Air Force among the six leading groups that will help you get active on climate “especially if one of your jobs is being a parent.” Their listing also underscores how we are among organizations engaged in “activism, politics, education, reducing carbon consumption in daily life, and more. You needn’t join in any official way to take inspiration from them.”
- Heather McTeer Toney, National Field Director for Moms Clean Air Force, was awarded the Inaugural 2019 Rachel’s Network Catalyst Award for her outstanding work in the field of environmental justice. In the press release, Rachel Network’s President Fern Shepard said: “As someone who has served in elected office, civil service, and nonprofit advocacy, Heather knows what it takes to build the political will for change. At the core of her work is a fierce defense of the most vulnerable in our society, and a passion for empowering new women leaders. She perfectly embodies the spirit of the Catalyst Award.” For more, follow this week’s coverage in Philanthropy Women.
- In her article, Boomer grandmas take up protesting for the planet, E&E News’ climate reporter Beverly Banks interviewed our founder, Dominique Browning, as well as Supermom – and Grandmom – Dorothy Brandt about what motivates them and other grandparents into climate action. Dominique, whose 3 year-old grandson will turn 4 on Earth Day, says, “I think what a lot of older people really respond to [is] a feeling of moral responsibility and handing on a world that is as good as it possibly can be.” For her part, Dorothy won’t spend her retirement sitting at home and reading. “‘I’m never too tired. I’m never too sick,’ she said. ‘I’m never too old.’”