2020 US Accelerator Mentor
San Antonio, Texas
Affiliations & Roles
Climate Justice Organizer, Public Citizen
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Dee Dee Belmares has a long track record of environmental activism in her hometown. Most recently she developed the San Antonio Ecomadres program, a collaboration between Moms Clean Air Force and Green Latinos that brings Latino moms together to address climate change and air pollution that affects the health of Latino children and families. She also worked with health professionals from the Eagle Ford Shale – a massive oilfield in South Texas – to raise awareness of the health impacts of the fracking industry on health and air quality.
Currently, Belmares is San Antonio climate justice organizer for Public Citizen’s Texas office. She’s especially determined to help ensure San Antonio’s new climate plan is implemented in a way that protects all city residents. Belmares also will strategically push CPS Energy – San Antonio’s city-owned utility – to abandon its dirty Spruce Coal plant and adopt more clean energy sources.