Speakers – Environmental Justice Training
October 15 – “Environmental and Health Disparities”
Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, North America Director, 350.org
Tamara is the North American Director at 350.org, where she drives regional strategy in the United States and Canada. As the leader of 350.org’s programming in North America, she drives mission-critical work and organizational investments to build a multiracial, multi-generational climate movement that is capable of holding our leaders accountable to science and justice.
Prior to joining 350.org, Tamara was the Executive Director of the Maryland Environmental Health Network in Baltimore, Maryland, where she championed its mission to promote the elimination of environmental threats to human health. She graduated from the Vermont Law School in 2009, with a Juris Doctor and Masters of Environmental Law and Policy with a concentration in energy generation and carbon constraint.
October 22 – “Climate Justice”
Rebecca Rehr, Director – Climate for Health, ecoAmerica
Rebecca Rehr is the Director of the Climate for Health program at ecoAmerica, where she works to build public support and political will for climate solutions. Climate for Health is a network of leaders from across the health sector demonstrating visible leadership on climate change. She was the lead author on the most recent publication from Climate for Health, Moving Forward: A Guide for Health Professionals to Build Momentum on Climate Action. She previously worked in state-level environmental health advocacy, managing a portfolio that included pesticide use, lead poisoning, and fracking, while facilitating multidisciplinary collaboratives on environmental justice and natural gas infrastructure. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Franklin and Marshall College and a Master of Public Health from the University of Maryland School of Public Health Institute for Applied Environmental Health.
November 5 – “Advocacy in Action”
Brooke Harper, Regional Campaign Strategist, 350.org
Brooke is the Regional Campaign Strategist for 350.org where she is campaigning to keep fossil fuels in the ground and to justly transition to a 100% renewable energy economy. Prior to joining 350.org, she served as Chesapeake Climate Action Network’s Maryland Director advocating for progressive climate policies in and around the state, including Maryland’s successful fracking ban and passage of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Brooke has spent over a decade organizing and coordinating electoral, labor, and anti-globalization campaigns.