Ten years ago, Dominique Browning convened a series of conversations with women who had expertise in climate policy, regulatory and legal clean air issues, marketing, and business to discuss how to engage and mobilize people—and specifically mothers—to fight climate pollution. Moms Clean Air Force was formed of those conversations, with the mission of changing the focus of our national conversation about global warming from polar bears to people. Over the next decade, Moms Clean Air Force has grown to become a national organization of over a million mothers, with over a dozen state chapters, uniting to protect our children’s health and well-being by making sure our clean air, toxic chemicals, and climate rules and laws are as strong as they can be.
Previous to joining Environmental Defense Fund, Browning spent decades in the magazine world, where she worked as an editor at Esquire, Texas Monthly, and House & Garden. At the Washington Post’s Newsweek in the 1980s, she broke the glass ceiling in becoming the first woman assistant managing editor of any of the U.S. newsmagazines. She is the author of several books and has contributed regularly to Time.com and The New York Times.
Browning is a recipient of the Audubon Women in Conservation’s prestigious Rachel Carson Award and was recently honored with an Advocates Award from Environmental Advocates of New York.
Thoughts of the disruption and devastation ahead for humanity on our rapidly warming planet keep Browning up at night. Running Moms Clean Air Force is a way to be able to look her two sons, and her grandchild, in the eye, and tell them she is doing everything she can to protect the future for all children.