Gloria Reuben will signify greater than 350 Waterkeeper teams on six continents. Picture courtesy of Waterkeeper Alliance
Waterkeeper Alliance, the main world nonprofit which unites greater than 350 Waterkeeper teams worldwide, focusing citizen motion on points that have an effect on our waterways, on Nov. 30 introduced the appointment of Brooklyn resident Gloria Reuben as its new president.
An actor and social activist, Reuben served as a trustee with Waterkeeper Alliance from 2007 to 2010, earlier than turning into an advisor to Vice President Al Gore’s environmental group, The Local weather Actuality Venture. Reuben beforehand served on the Advisory Council of the Nationwide Wildlife Federation, in addition to on the Management Council for the Pure Sources Protection Council.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Gloria Reuben as the brand new president of Waterkeeper Alliance,” stated Marc Yaggi, the group’s govt director. “Gloria is a champion of the motion to guard our waterways, and as we sit up for the following decade — which can be a essential one within the struggle for clear water — and put together for the numerous work that should be achieved, we sit up for having Gloria’s voice, imaginative and prescient, and management on the forefront.”
“We’re proud to welcome Gloria Reuben as Waterkeeper Alliance’s new president,” stated Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the group’s co-founder and president emeritus. “Gloria has made defending our waterways and local weather advocacy a part of her life’s work. For over a decade Waterkeeper has benefited from Gloria’s regular and passionate management. I sit up for watching a brand new wave of successes and development for Waterkeepers with Gloria as our new champion.”
As president, Reuben will signify greater than 350 Waterkeeper teams on six continents and amplify the group’s imaginative and prescient for drinkable, fishable, swimmable water.
Along with her life’s work as an environmental champion, Reuben is an actor, singer and revealed creator whose credit in tv embody “ER,” “Elevating the Bar,” Marvel TV’s “Cloak & Dagger,” “Metropolis On A Hill,” and “Mr. Robotic.” She has additionally starred in movies together with “Lincoln,” “Admission,” and “Cheap Doubt.” In 2007, Gloria received the Lucille Lortel Award for Excellent Lead Actress for her portrayal of Condoleezza Rice in David Hare’s play, “Stuff Occurs.” Gloria’s first nonfiction e-book, “My Brothers’ Keeper. Two Brothers. Beloved. And Misplaced.” was revealed in November 2019.
“Our world has modified dramatically in a really quick period of time, however one factor that may by no means change is the basic, life-sustaining want for drinkable, fishable, and swimmable water,” stated Reuben. “I’m honored to function president of a company that’s doing important work for our planet and high quality of life, and I’m wanting to get to work to assist this unimaginable group of unpolluted water warriors. With the dedication and power of our community of greater than 350 Waterkeeper teams urging us onward, I’m assured that we will obtain actual progress.”
Waterkeeper Alliance is a world motion uniting greater than 350 Waterkeeper teams around the globe, focusing citizen motion on points that have an effect on our waterways, from air pollution to local weather change. The Waterkeeper motion patrols and protects over 2.75 million sq. miles of rivers, lakes, and coastlines within the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. Go to waterkeeper.org for extra info.