NWF’s Danielle Moodie-Mills Named One of the Most Influential African Americans in America

"I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life besides working to create sustainable and equitable communities."

09-21-2012 // Christine Dorsey
Danielle Moodie-Mills

National Wildlife Federation is pleased to announce that Danielle Moodie-Mills, Director of Education Advocacy was named to The Root 100, a list of the top African American influencers ages 25-45. The Root is the leading online source of news and commentary from an African-American perspective, and is owned by the Washington Post.

This year, Danielle Moodie-Mills joins the ranks of MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, Former NFL player and LGBT advocate Wade Davis II, and fellow environmentalist Van Jones as one of The Root’s 100 most influential and powerful leaders in the African-American community.

“It’s an honor to be recognized alongside such an esteemed group of black leaders and trailblazers who help to shape our culture and our political landscape, Moodie-Mills said. “I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life besides working to create sustainable and equitable communities. Many thanks to the Root for continuing to provide a platform for myself and countless others who live, love and labor out loud.”

“National Wildlife Federation is honored that Danielle made The Root’s 2012 list of top 100 influential African Americans,” said NWF president and CEO Larry Schweiger. “Danielle is making a difference every day for children who need more and better opportunities to spend quality time outdoors, and her work is helping to diversify the conservation movement.”

This year, Moodie-Mills was profiled as part of The Root’s series on the role of the outdoors in combating obesity and wrote an op-ed on the importance of recess. A former classroom teacher, Moodie-Mills also recently published an op-ed in The Atlantic on the importance of outdoor time and recess in school.

Learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to strengthen policies that help children get more quality time outdoors.

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