Climate change, environmental injustice, and the disinvestment in local and county-level public health infrastructure put our communities at a higher risk. Empowering a Green Environment & Economy, L.L.C. delivers solutions that center on the needs of people in a changing climate.

Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome

Resilient Climate

We provide creative, intersectional ideas to strengthen strategy, stakeholder collaboration, impact and climate resilience.

Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome

Healthy Community

We provide additional capacity, guidance, and partnership to support impactful programming and investments that improve community health.

Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome

Equitable Solutions

We design policy, programming, research agendas and organizational infrastructure to transform systems in a way that equity is no longer an after-thought, but a part of the process and desired outcomes.

Dr. Jalonne L. White Newsome

Work Streams

We use our cross-sectional experience and passion in developing strategy, implementing policy and programming, and strengthening institutional practices that empower a green environment and economy.


"I have had the pleasure of working with Jalonne in multiple capacities. Most notably, Jalonne has played an instrumental role in launching APHA's Center for Climate, Health, and Equity. Not only did she bring the weight of a national philanthropic organization, but she was also a true thought partner in reimagining climate and health equity work for the field of public health. Her background in environmental justice and health equity was invaluable in shaping the early strategy of and creating new partnerships for the Center. What I appreciate most about Jalonne is her willingness to give thought and care to all areas of her work."

Surili Patel, Ph.D

American Public Health Association

Director Center for Climate, Health, and Equity

Deputy Director for Public Health Policy

"Jalonne brings a longstanding commitment to advancing racial equity and climate justice. She is a distinct leader in her ability to bring a human-centered approach, bridging her deep concern for individual well-being with knowledge of climate science and how to make real, felt change leveraging philanthropic and public resources. Jalonne can and will walk with you from idea to strategy to implementation." 

Chera Reid, Ph.D

Director, Evaluation Roundtable

Innovative. Creative. Visionary. Experienced. Compassionate. Caring. Purpose Driven. Loving.

"I struggled to form sentences to describe Dr. Jalonne White-Newsome. Her base of knowledge, experience, and success span social and economic issues. Her array of experiences are heightened by action, advocacy, an ability to write and facilitation. If you are in need of a consultant, trainer, or facilitator, I highly recommend Jalonne. My recommendation is based not on reputation and observation alone, but by the success she has helped myself and others to attain over the years."

Rev. Leo Woodberry

New Alpha Community Development Corporation

Detroit Manufacturing Systems

"As an environmental professional her knowledge on Global Warming and the long-term effects it may have on seniors is mind-blowing. Jalonne is the most meticulous and organized leader I have ever met. She also has the ability to adapt to any unexpected situation that comes her way. Jalonne's lifetime commitment to the environment and safety industry is above and beyond industry standards. I would recommend Jalonne for any project that requires a passion, distinctive, and knowledge approach."

Tamika L. Mitchell-Stafford

Advanced Supplier Quality Engineer

Detroit Manufacturing Systems