The Huntley and Tonawanda Tomorrow Team

This email comes to you from Clean Air’s Huntley and Tonawanda Tomorrow team, Diana Strablow, Maria Tisby, Sue Kelley, Gary Schulenberg, James Jones and Emily Terrana Recently, we were asked the question, “what does Just Transition mean to you?” Our team member, Diana Strablow, answered it perfectly: “Just Transition is the notion that we should […]

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American Axle Team

This post comes to you from the American Axle Team: Ms. Sydney Brown, Ms. Mary Blue, Ms. Della Miller, Ms. Shirley Stitt and Ms. Shelda Cunningham On our team, we believe in making this community whole. Making a community whole means full remediation of the former American Axle site and cleaning up all contamination that […]

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Tonawanda Coke Campaign Team

This post comes to you from the Tonawanda Coke campaign team: Maria Tisby, Sue Kelley, Kristen Cascio, Mr. Red, James Jones, Joel Bernosky, Gary Schulenberg and Emily Terrana. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is the truth in Octavia Butler’s wisdom that “the only lasting truth is change.” This year has brought with it […]

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I do this work for you, though we may have never met.

Beloved Community, It is my honor to introduce myself to all of you. My name is Emily Terrana and I am the Leadership Development Director and Environmental Justice Organizer here at Clean Air. If you had told me 10 years ago when I began organizing that I would find myself doing environmental justice work, I […]

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Emily Terrana, Leadership Development Director and Environmental Justice Organizer

Emily Terrana (she/her) has been a member of Clean Air since 2015, serving in a number of leadership roles throughout the organization, including being a member of the Tonawanda Coke campaign team. Emily is a Buffalo girl through and through, growing up in the working-class neighborhood of Riverside with her extended family and community. Before […]

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Fighting for justice & accountability at Buffalo’s Tesla plant

This post comes from the Tesla team at Clean Air. Hello, We’re a team of former employees of Tesla’s Gigafactory 2 in South Buffalo. We represent a much larger group of current and former Tesla workers. We’re here because we have all faced hostility, abuse, and discrimination while working at Tesla, and we’re fighting for […]

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Diane’s Land

This post comes from Jarrett and Diane, of Diane’s Land. Diane’s Land is a brand new project of Clean Air, founded this summer, but it’s been in the works for a long time. Residents on Peabody Street in Seneca Babcock spent years organizing against Battaglia Demolition, an illegally operating cement crushing facility that filled our […]

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When I joined the Clean Air staff, it truly felt like coming home.

My name is Linnea and I work for Clean Air. I come from a working class family from Niagara Falls. I am the youngest of six children — I have five older sisters (and thirteen nieces and nephews, with the fourteenth arriving any day now!). I grew up in my dad’s childhood home, with stories […]

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Linnea Brett, Community Organizer

Linnea Brett first joined Clean Air as a canvasser in 2014, returning in 2018 as an organizer. The youngest of six, from a working class family from Niagara Falls, Linnea studied at the University at Buffalo, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, and a Master of Urban Planning, specializing in Environmental and Land Use […]

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