WE ACT Board Chair, Rory Christian Named To The New York State Public Service Commission

The New York State Senate confirmed Rory Christian, a longtime supporter and current Chair of Harlem-based WE ACT Board of Directors, to Commissioner of the New York State Public Service Commission. Continue Reading →

WE ACT Action Alert: NYC Launches Environmental Justice Study & Seeks Community Input

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, in partnership with the NYC Environmental Justice Advisory Board (which is chaired by WE ACT‘s Peggy Shepard), has launched the community engagement process for the Environmental Justice For All report. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Advances Citywide Environmental Justice Efforts With Harlem’s Peggy Shephard And Others

Mayor de Blasio today announced a number of efforts to advance New York City’s environmental justice efforts, including the appointment of Adriana Espinoza as Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice, and appointing Harlem’s Peggy Shepard as Chair of the Environmental Justice Advisory Board. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Peggy Shephard And Others Appointed To Cities Climate Advisory Board

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson announced today the appointment of fifteen individuals to the New York City Climate Advisory Board ahead of the board’s first meeting today. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s WE ACT Receives $1 Million For Environmental Justice Capacity-Building Grant

WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) in Harlem has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Continue Reading →

“Gutsy Woman” Peggy Shepard Featured In Hillary Rodham And Chelsea Clinton’s Book

Peggy Shepard, co-founder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice, she is one of the “gutsy women” featured in The Book of Gutsy Women, a new book by Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea. Continue Reading →


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