Jerome Ringo

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Jerome Ringo "is a national expert on bringing diverse groups of people together to solve shared environmental problems. A noted activist in his hometown of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Jerome has led efforts to reduce toxic pollution and to educate youth, especially African-Americans about environmental issues. Jerome has become a national leader on environmental issues as they disproportionately affect the poor and people of color. Jerome has helped numerous international, national and state organizations on diversity outreach. He currently serves as President of the Apollo Alliance and as Past Chair of the Board of Directors of National Wildife Federation, America's largest environmental education and advocacy organization." [1]

"After being elected to the National Wildlife Federation’s board of directors in 1996, Ringo became chair in 2005, making him the first African American to lead a key conservation organization. "

"Jerome Ringo spent 20 years working in the petrochemical industry in the American South. " Useful article

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  1. About, ConservationStrategy, accessed February 19, 2010.