Working Together for Climate Justice
The League’s passion is climate justice. Recognizing the intersection of poverty, race, and pollution, we work for inclusive climate response, including a just energy transition driven by local voices and resulting in healthier Arkansas communities.
Education and civic engagement are our action pathways. Collaboration is the heart of our efforts.
From 2017-2019 The League focused heavily on connecting emerging Arkansas climate leaders and funding individual scholarships to regional and national climate conferences.
We continue to encourage these leaders as they take on environmental and climate issues in their communities.
Our three-year (2022 – 2025) River Valley Green Energy and Education Project is proceeding in association with the UAFS the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith (UAFS) College of Arts and Sciences, the UAFS College of Business and Industry, and the UAFS Center for Economic Development.
We are active members of Arkansas Citizens’ First Congress and partner with Arkansas environmental organizations to deliver an annual Arkansas Environmental Policy Summit. Grassroots allies include Citizens’ Climate Education-Arkansas and the Central Presbyterian Church in Fort Smith.
The League is committed to the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing.
The League Team
Fay Knox, Deer, AR
Keaton Smith, Fayetteville
Chris Balos, Springdale, AR
Shelley Buonaiuto, Fayetteville, AR
Diana Casteel, Douglassville, Texas
Paulette Ann Meikle, Fort Smith, AR
Hallie Shoffner, Little Rock, AR, AR
Charles Sisco, Springdale, AR
Robert McAfee, Hackett, AR
Chris McNamara, Fayetteville, AR
Bob Brown, Bella Vista
Nancy Brown, Bella Vista
Bernadette Devone, Willingboro, NJ
Jan Schaper, Russellville