As a passionate eco-justice activist, Ms. Dortheá Enriqúe works as the Midwest Just Transition Organizer for the Climate Justice Alliance and Eastern Michigan Environmental Action Council. She is the Founder of the Detroit Environmental & Water Alliance, a community group dedicated to the pursuit of social justice – when it comes to clean air, clean water and a just transition for a green energy economy for all.
In the past, she has worked with Sierra Club as a Detroit & Great Lakes Organizer to help curb water pollution and increase access to clean water for all. Also, as an Environmental and Climate Justice Leadership Fellow with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, she helped to help create the first Climate Justice Initiative. As an Climate Justice Leadership Fellow at the New Organizing Institute for WE ACT for Environmental Justice, she worked to implement an environmental justice perspective in the Obama Climate Action Plan. Previously, as the AmeriCorps Green Schools Coordinator with Detroit Public Schools and Ecoworks, she developed communication strategies; oversaw energy efficiency projects on energy, resource management, and nutrition; and managed utility bills to help improve student achievement, lower district cost, and improve the health of the district.
She is a world renowned published author, certified life and leadership coach, and motivational speaker.