Beth Galante, the director of our New Orleans office, is one of five New Orleanians to be honored by the White House on Tuesday, July 19, for President Barack Obama's "Champions of Change" program. "Champions of Change" honorees are chosen for the outstanding contributions they make to their communities, and next week's ceremony recognizes their work on the Gulf Coast following the devastating oil spill. Beth will also be meeting with the U.S. Department of Commerce and taking part in a Gulf Coast Sustainable Economies Roundtable at the White House, to share stories and insights into growing the economy and strengthening communities with our projects and other initiatives. We'll be posting updates from Tuesday's activities in DC on Twitter and Facebook. Stay tuned….
Updated Monday, July 18: We’re joining numerous Gulf Coast activists in an important Day of Action and urging our Global Green supporters to contact your Senator(s) today, July 18, to urge them to make sure Clean Water Act fines are paid to Gulf Coast states for ecosystem restoration; to make sure there is a clean energy future for the Gulf; and to make sure a disaster like this does not happen again by creating a Gulf of Mexico Regional Citizens Advisory Council (GMRCAC) to help inform future oil and gas operations.