Congratulations to Emily Enderle this week’s Climate Community Citizen of the Week!
We met Emily through our friend, and fellow Citizen of the Week – Apple Levy of The Green Girls. Emily is a passionate young women who has devoted her career to helping the nation and the world be protected and educated about pollutants that can be so dangerous to our children and ourselves.
The following is a bit of background that Emily has provided us with:
Emily Enderle is the environmental health advocate in the Washington D.C. office of Earthjustice, the nation’s largest environmental non-profit law firm. Emily works to uphold and strengthen environmental statutes that protect people from dangerous pollutants, including arsenic, mercury and greenhouse gases.
Prior to working at Earthjustice, Emily was the Associate Director of Admissions and Admissions Diversity Coordinator at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies where she helped increase diversity and inclusivity at Yale. She is the author of the edited volume Diversity and the Future of the U.S. Environmental Movement that showcases the work of more than 15 environmental leaders.
Emily has worked with London’s municipal fuel poverty eradication program “Warm Zone,” the Bank Information Center in Delhi and as a corporate environmental consultant in the San Francisco office of Kearns & West. She has lectured on environmental policy at Cornell, Yale, Mount Holyoke and other institutions.
Emily serves on the board of the Center for Diversity and the Environment and the environmental micro-philanthropic organization, In Our Backyards (ioby) . She is a fellow at Ezra Stiles College at Yale College and an Environmental Leadership Program Senior Fellow. Emily was selected as a 2010 Environmental Justice U.S./China Exchange Fellow funded by the U.S. Department of State. She holds a Masters of Environmental Management from Yale University and graduated with high honors in environmental studies from Oberlin College.
Congratulations again to Emily – and keep up the great work!