Comments on: Women in the Environment The EPA Blog Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:22:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: anny Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:42:53 +0000 I have come to the conclusion that we all have a little blame global warming and its consequences and guilt even more politicians who do not slow down.

By: Simone Lightfoot Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:46:40 +0000 Michelle, Michelle, Michelle: (Great name to have these days)

Thank you for putting your thoughts to (pen) the web allowing fellow green colleagues across the country to know you a bit better.

Excitement is abound here on the ground as it relates to urban and tribal green efforts. During this time in history, we have rich opportunities to ensure voices and communities of color are included. Your role as Assistant Administrator for Office of International and Tribal Affairs is a testament to that.

Please continue to highlight the significant differences faced by communities of color.

I concur with many points highlighted in your message. My work for the National Wildlife Federation includes the impacts of climate change on post-industrial urban centers and those cities impact on the Great Lakes (Toledo, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee, Chicago, Gary, Indianapolis and Buffalo).

We can’t say enough about both the very specific challenges and great green works underway in these areas. From tackling sewer system overflow and downspout disconnects in Detroit, to alternative uses for the Gary/Chicago International Airport. From coyotes in the Cleveland area to its Sustainable Cleveland 2019 sustainability plan.

Then there is the Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee introducing and transforming urban youth in all areas green. Beneficial transportation efforts in Cincinnati are underway while great energy efficiency and solar work in Toledo is yielding very nice results… get the picture. Revitalization and economic vitality are where these former industrial urban giants must and in many cases have been inching.

Thanks for sharing perspective through an urban and tribal lens and keep up the great work.

Simone Lightfoot
Regional Urban Initiatives
National Wildlife Federation

By: Nick Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:46:54 +0000 Excellent!

By: Marissa Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:07:34 +0000 Thank you for continuing to push the concept of a healthy environment for everyone!

By: Jim Cwanek Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:44:39 +0000 Who are “the men of the past”?