This Black History Month I used all 28 days to acknowledge black environmentalists, not only in the nation but in my city of Pittsburgh. Below is the the full list of those that I've acknowledged during this month. I will share each groups post separately on this blog, so check out the environmental bios on those post!
They are all amazing people who have dedicated their time to ensuring our communities have an equitable, healthy, and overall livable environment for people of color. They’ve also lead many initiatives to educate, fund, and support a lot of the future environmental leaders from young to old.
I've categorized this list in the order of which I shared; starting from the last group that I shared to the first group that I shared. Please enjoy learning about all of these wonderful Pittsburgh Environmental Leaders and be sure to click the links to their websites to support their future efforts.
Thank you all for a great Black History Month #BlackEnvironmentalist
Marcus Shoffner - Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for Venture Outdoors
Michelle King - The Learning Instigator
Neil Brown PhD - Director of Community Education and Engagement for The Urbankind Institute
Activist and Advocates
Joylette Portlock - Executive Director of Sustainable Pittsburgh
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Pamela Lee - Pittsburgh Community Advocate
Summer Lee - State Representative for Pennsylvania District 34
Briann Moye - Coalition Coordinator for the PA Climate Equity Table
Knowledge Murphy - CEO of Black Man, Green Plan LLC
Green Space Beautifiers
Zinna Scott - Homewood Champion, Rosedale Rain Garden
Mary Savage - Homewood Champion, Mary Savage Flower Gardens
Betty Lane - Lincoln-Larimer Champion, African Healing Garden
Grandma Bev - Homewood Champion, Grandma's Green Zone
Geneva Jackson - Hill District Champion, Just Cleaning Up
Derrick Clark - Homewood Champion, The Mission Continues
Celeste Taylor - Farm Manager of Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers of Pittsburgh Cooperative (Now a Food Justice Teacher for Repair the World)
Abdulkadir Chirambo - President of the United Somali Bantu of Greater Pittsburgh
Qaadir Anderson - Founder of Q’s and P’s Consulting
Mad Dads - Pittsburgh Chapter
To see their full bios check out my 2021 Black History Month post in this Facebook album.