Jerome Ringo
Jerome Ringo has worked with organizations, large and small, around the world to promote environmental awareness among all peoples. 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 extended his awareness to become a leader on environmental issues;around the U.S. in communities disproportionately affected by environmental ills. In addition to his environmental work, Jerome has helped; international, national and statewide organizations on diversity outreach. Jerome 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. His distinguished record of environmental activism at the international, national, regional and local level also includes:
  • Represented the National Wildlife Federation in Kyoto, Japan, at the international negotiations over the Global Warming Protocol
  • Chaired the Calcasieu Estuary Environmental Task Force
  • Vice President of the Calcasieu League for Environmental Action Now
  • Board of Directors of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
  • Lobbyist for the Louisiana Environmental Action Network
  • Lobbyist for the Florida Wildlife Federation
  • Lobbyist for the Illinois Environmental Council
  • Lobbyist for the Tennessee Environmental Council
  • Lobbyist for the Alabama Environmental Council
  • Lobbyist for the South Carolina Wildlife Federation
  • Lobbyist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Lobbyist for the Michigan United Conservation Clubs

Jerome was a statewide debate champion and, today, is one of America's most dynamic speakers on achieving environmental justice through building diverse coalitions. In addition to serving as a consultant on this issue, Jerome is a frequent speaker, especially on college campuses. His recent college presentations include:
  • Yale University (Visiting Fellow)
  • Milsaps College (Jackson, Mississippi)
  • University of the South (Sewanee, Tennessee)
  • Centre College (Danbury, Kentucky)
  • Rhodes College (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • Alcorn State University (Mississippi)
  • Norfolk State University (Norfolk, Virginia)
  • Virginia Union University (Richmond, Virginia)
  • Hampton University (Hampton, Virginia)
  • Birmingham Southern University (Birmingham, Alabama)
  • Spelman University (Atlanta, Georgia)