I find meaning and create community by working with others in the struggle to right wrongs and to help heal the planet. I thrive by making “good trouble.” I took the lead in starting the Clean Air Action Network of Glens Falls because I recognized that together we could make a difference. I earned my MS (Entomology) from Cornell and served as the founding executive director of the NY Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (1990-95) and the Regional Farm & Food Project (1996 - 2004). Since the mid 2000s I have worked as a freelance journalist.
Helen has always been concerned about environmental issues. Recently relocating to Glens Falls, she became active in CAAN due to concerns about air quality and community health. She is hopeful that CAAN and concerned citizens can work together to move our communities in the direction of sustainability in order to preserve the integrity of the local environment and natural resources in this beautiful region of NYS.
CAAN's grassroots environmental activism drew me to the organization. Its vital mission of educating the public about and acting to stop environmental harm in the North Country makes it an indispensable force. I'm eager to apply what training I have as a retired professor of economics to research and movement organizing on behalf of CAAN.