2013 Clean Air Ambassador: Chancee Lundy

District Of Columbia
Clean Air Ambassador | dc
Chancee' Lundy
Affiliation:
Earthjustice
  • The Story
    Behind This Photo

    TO ME, THIS PHOTO MEANS:

    The photo that I’m holding was taken when I was volunteering in Kenya. It represents why I do the work that I do. Clean air is not something that belongs to a privileged class. We all deserve to live in communities that are free of pollution in all forms. As an Environmental Engineer, I believe that it is my responsibility to ensure the best technologies are utilized to reduce air pollution and that we look out for our most vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad. If we all realize the importance of environmental stewardship, we could prevent the many health complications that result from breathing polluted air—and save lives. We must teach, we must advocate, we must all do our part.

District Of Columbia:
Ambassador  Gwendolyn Hunnicutt .
Ambassador  Maria Johnson .
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Ambassador Peggy Ann  Berry.
Ambassador Maria   Johnson.
Ambassador Susan   Tullai-McGuinness.
Ambassador Laurel A.  Jones.

In the First Person:

If we all realize the importance of environmental stewardship, we could prevent the many health complications that result from breathing polluted air—and actually save lives.

Clean air is not something that belongs to a privileged class. We all deserve to live in communities that are free of pollution in all forms. As an Environmental Engineer, I believe that it is my responsibility to ensure that the best technologies are utilized to reduce air pollution and that we look out for our most vulnerable communities. If we all realize the importance of environmental stewardship, we could prevent the many health complications that result from breathing polluted air—and actually save lives. We must teach; we must advocate; we must all do our part.

Our elected officials as well as the EPA must do theirs as well by providing great incentives to industrial companies to use the best available technology to reduce emissions (on and offshore) while not driving up operations costs, by reviewing existing regulations and closing loopholes, and by motivating their colleagues towards a different perspective.

Though, I’m currently resident of Washington, DC, I am originally from Alabama and know all too well the plight of communities who suffer from respiratory problems related to air pollution. My presence here demands that I remember where I come from and to speak for those who don't have a voice.

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