Aic22 Coleman Flowers Catherine

Catherine Coleman Flowers

​Founder, Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice; Rural Development Manager, Equal Justice Initiative​

Catherine Coleman Flowers is founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice, which seeks to reduce health and economic disparities and improve access to clean air, water, and soil in marginalized rural communities. An environmental and climate justice activist whose goal is to find solutions to raw sewage in rural American communities, she is also rural development manager for the Equal Justice Initiative and a Senior Fellow for the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary. Flowers is vice chair of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, a board member for the Climate Reality Project, recipient of a 2020 MacArthur Fellowship grant, and author of Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret.

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