Moñeka De Oro Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Increasing food sovereignty in the Mariana and Micronesia region.   Region Talofofo, Guam Affiliations & Roles Just Transition Coordinator Fellow, Micronesia Climate Change Alliance Climate Justice Alliance Moñeka is the Just Transition Curriculum and Policy Fellow at the Micronesia Climate Change Alliance in Guam. She is a longtime advocate…

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De’Etra Jenra Young Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Increasing diverse student representation in food, agricultural, and natural resource sciences and supporting young people to become environmental justice advocates. Region Nashville, Tennessee Affiliations & Roles Associate Professor & Interim Associate Dean, College of Agriculture at Tennessee State University     Dr. De’Etra Young serves as the…

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Taylor Mayes Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Advocating for restorative environmental justice for African American and Black Communities through the Black Climate Network. Region Hamden, Connecticut Affiliations & Roles Communications Coordinator, Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs Organizer, B.E.A.M (Black Environmental Activist Movement)     Taylor Mayes is the Communications Coordinator for The Connecticut Roundtable…

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Ruth Łchavaya K’isen Miller Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Elevating voices, and building networks for local, national, and international climate solutions in Alaska. Region Anchorage, Alaska Affiliations & Roles Climate Justice Organizer, Native Movement Statewide Planning Committee, Fireweed Collective Member, SustainUS Ruth (Łchavaya K’isen) is a Dena’ina Athabaskan and Ashkenazi Russian Jewish woman, raised in…

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Michelle Voacolo Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Creating solutions to the plastic crisis in Guam and Micronesia. Region Guam, USA Affiliations & Roles Co-Founder, Micronesia Climate Change Alliance Board Member, Climate Change Resiliency Commission on Guam Guam Green Growth Climate Reality Project   Michelle Voacolo is an advocate for improving education, public health, women’s rights…

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