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June National Call – Hazel & Almeta from Moms Clean Air Force
June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Mobilizing Volunteers Across Generations for Real Change with Hazel Chandler & Almeta Cooper from Moms Clean Air Force
Building intergenerational, interfaith, and multicultural collaborations has long been a key strategy for Elders Climate Action success in impacting change. Join our National Call to learn about successful intergenerational project such as Faces of Climate Action Town Halls, Play-in in DC with Moms Clean Air Force, Arizona Climate Action Coalition (Led by ECA members). Hazel Chandler and Almeta Cooper with Moms Clean Air Force will engage the group in a new opportunity to organize in your community around the EPA Clean School Bus program rebates that will allow local school districts to purchase Electric Buses. We will look specifically at this key opportunity this summer to make a real difference in children’s lives. We will use this opportunity to provide the tools for participants to lead a cross generational effort to get schools districts in their state to apply to participate in the infrastructure funding for the EPA Clean School Bus Program. This is a huge opportunity to make a difference and find the key partners in our communities.
|Hazel Chandler, BS, MA, CPM, has dedicated her life to listening to the community and helping to solve difficult challenges facing Arizona. As a champion for children, she has brought diverse groups together to find common ground and real solutions. She has a background in government, non-profit and business working with people of all ages, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including early childhood, elementary education, health care, social services, mental health, and environmental/climate change. She has a BA – Early Childhood Development, MA in Management and is a Certified Public Manager. She is a field outreach consultant for Moms Clean Air Force. She formerly held a similar position with Union of Concerned Scientists. She is on the National Steering Committee for Elders Climate Action, serves as the National Collaborations Chairman and is the Co-Founder of the Arizona Chapter. She founded/leads the Arizona Climate Action Coalition which brings together interfaith, multigenerational, and multicultural groups for climate action.|
Photo by Climate Action Campaign
|Almeta E. Cooper lends her expertise in health equity and environmental justice to all aspects of Moms Clean Air Force work, with a special focus on the Community Health Equity program. Her work on clean air and climate justice issues for Moms Clean Air Force is a natural progression of her 30-year career as an executive, attorney, and advocate for organizations focused on health care, health equity, and women and girls.|
Almeta moved to Atlanta to serve as the general counsel and corporate secretary for Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), where she managed MSM’s legal affairs, served on the executive leadership team, and served as the corporate secretary for the Board of Trustees. Almeta has lived, worked, and served communities in the Midwest, East Coast, and Southeast. Since 2019, she has offered executive consulting services to nonprofit organizations, small businesses, executives, attorneys, and corporations. In 2022, she was named to join the Multisector Partner Group of the Association of American Medical Colleges, AAMC Center for Health Justice. Almeta’s work with Moms Clean Air Force has been featured on the Today Show, on The Weather Channel, and in numerous other outlets.
Almeta believes in being actively engaged with her community. She serves on several nonprofit community and healthcare boards and volunteers with civic groups, all between staying connected with family and friends across the country and yoga sessions.