MEDIA ADVISORY: EDF’s Dr. Margot Brown teams up with Gates Ventures to Educate Next Generation of Climate Leaders

(WASHINGTON — Aug. 2, 2022) In a new video released in partnership with Gates Ventures and Open Educational Resources Project (OER), Dr. Margot Brown, vice president of Justice and Equity at Environmental Defense Fund, explains the impacts of climate change on people’s health and the health inequities it exacerbates.

“As climate change continues to disrupt global communities, it is increasingly critical for our children to understand its impacts on human health and health disparities,” said Dr. Brown. “We must prepare today’s youth to lead through the climate crisis. A good first step is providing the next generation with tools and resources to advocate for a healthy and just future."

The video will be published as part of a series on climate change through the OER Project, an initiative dedicated to providing free educational resources to high school and middle school teachers and education professionals.  

Dr. Brown is an expert in environmental health and justice and is leading EDF’s effort to address environmental disparities and injustices. Her work on EDF’s first ever organization-wide Environmental and Climate Justice Strategic Plan and her partnership with EDF’s vice president of Community Engagement, Heather McTeer Toney, helps ensure that marginalized communities can advocate for more just and equitable environmental outcomes. 

Dr. Brown is available to respond to questions and inquiries related to the video and the issues in health and climate change that it covers. If you are interested in setting up an interview with Dr. Brown, please contact Lexi Ambrogi and Alyse Rooks

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