Session IV: Climate Scholars: Reporting From The Front Lines

We typically know and focus on the big environmental organizations to move America forward on climate action, but local climate leadership is where the action is. We need to ensure that we support local groups, engage a diversity of Americans, and move toward a united front for climate solutions. Hear from ACLS 2020 Climate Scholars on how to make that happen. *This session includes dedicated breakouts with Faith, Health and Communities Climate Scholars.

Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome
Senior Program Officer, Environment
The Kresge Foundation

About Jalonne:

Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome is a senior program officer at The Kresge Foundation, responsible for the Environment Program’s grant portfolio on Climate Resilient and Equitable Water Systems (CREWS). Jalonne is also a core team member of Kresge’s Climate Change, Health and Equity Initiative, supporting grantmaking across the public health sector. Before joining Kresge in 2016, Jalonne served as director of federal policy at West Harlem Environmental Action Inc. (WE ACT), where she led national campaigns to ensure that the concerns of low-income communities of color were integrated into federal policy, particularly on issues of clean air, climate change and health. She is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. As a researcher on climate, health and equity, Jalonne was a lead author for the human health chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. She provides leadership on various boards, including the National Academy of Sciences Board...