2013 Clean Air Ambassador: Colleen Cooley

New Mexico
Clean Air Ambassador | Farmington, nm
Colleen Cooley
Affiliation:
Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment
  • The Story
    Behind This Photo

    TO ME, THIS PHOTO MEANS:

    The photo that I am holding is of the coal BHP Navajo Coal Mine, a massive operation that is impacting the air and water of our region, and as a result, the health of the people who call this land home. I traveled to Washington, D.C. because I want others to be aware of the serious environmental issues occurring on the Navajo Nation and how the people, water, land and air are being impacted.

New Mexico:
Ambassador  Laurel Linden Ph.D..
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Ambassador Elizabeth   Lord-Dinan.
Ambassador Russell   Maddox.
Ambassador Peggy Ann  Berry.
Ambassador Hilton   Kelley.

In the First Person:

We connect with all these things in our environment in one form or another and we want to protect and preserve the Diné way of life.

Diné CARE is a non-profit, Navajo-owned, environmental organization working with Navajo community members affected by energy and environmental issues.

I am Colleen Cooley and work as the Four Corners Energy Outreach Organizer for Diné CARE. I graduated with a master's degree in Climate Science & Solutions from Northern Arizona University in December of 2012.

50 States United for Healthy Air is important to Diné CARE because we want others to be aware of the environmental issues occurring on the Navajo Nation and how it impacts the people, water, land, and air. We connect with all these things in our environment in one form or another and we want to protect and preserve the Diné way of life.

Messages of Support:

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