2021 Earth Day Leadership Event
April 19, 2021 @ 10:00AM — 12:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
The Right to Breathe: Finding Solutions to Clean Air for All
Take a “breather” at this virtual Earth Day event while we explore this year’s theme: AIR. You can’t see it, but it has a direct effect on your health and the environment. Keynote Speaker, Chandra Farley, Just Energy Director for Partnership for Southern Equity will address the importance of clean air, its relation to disease and our health while providing steps we can take to reduce air pollution and ensure cleaner air. This event also includes annual awards presentation and breakout sessions with Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Georgia Audubon and Southface to dive deeper into the topic.
Keynote Speaker, Chandra Farley
Just Energy Director for Partnership for Southern Equity
Chandra Farley is an activist at heart and credits her parents with instilling a sense of duty to always do what she can to advance justice and fairness. Currently, as the Just Energy Director at the Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE), Chandra leads a team of program staff and organizers towards developing local and regional strategies to advance energy equity through coalition building, leadership development, community organizing and leveraging data and research. Understanding the equity impacts of the sourcing and commodification of power generation is critical for marginalized populations such as Black people, communities of color and low-wealth communities. While unfamiliar to many residents, equity-centered energy and utility policies significantly enhance household economic stability and improve the overall quality of air, water and other natural resources that affect our health and well-being.
Chandra is a graduate of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Academy, President Emeritus of the Environmental Justice Academy Alumni Association, Co-Chair of the Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice Advisory Board and serves on the Board of Directors for Community Movement Builders, Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund, the People’s Justice Council/Alabama Interfaith Power & Light and Greenlink Analytics.