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For me, family represents that stream of human life of which we are a part, so I’m holding a family photo. It includes my 86-year-old mother, my wife and me, our three children, their spouses, and our five granddaughters. Part of my concern for the care of our environment is that we protect the quality of life for future generations. We have inherited the earth from those who went before and must tend it faithfully so that it will be a blessing to those who follow.

Clean Air Ambassador | Burlington, Vermont

Richard Hibbert

I am a retired United Methodist pastor. For over forty years, I served congregations in upstate New York and Vermont, where environmental concerns have always been strong.

My faith taught me that humans are called to be stewards of the earth and its resources. Over the years, it has become increasingly clear that our behavior has been detrimental to the environment and, consequently, to our own well-being.

My wife and I have five grandchildren, and we are especially concerned about the well-being of future generations. When I retired in 2010, I joined the board of Vermont Interfaith Power and Light and am offering my services to their work in helping faith communities address climate and environmental issues.

My faith taught me that humans are called to be stewards of the earth and its resources. Over the years, it has become increasingly clear that our behavior has been detrimental to the environment and, consequently, to our own well-being.

50 States United For Healthy Air

Clean air should be a fundamental right. Air pollution causes asthma attacks, lung disease, and even death. But our bodies don't have to be the dumping ground for dirty industries.

The technology to dramatically reduce harmful air pollution is available today, and major polluters should be required to use it.

Clean Air Ambassadors from every state are sending a powerful message: Everyone has a right to breathe clean, healthy air.

It’s time Congress and the EPA used their ears to help our lungs.