Heather McTeer Toney

National Field Director, Moms Clean Air Force

Heather McTeer Toney is a Mississippi Delta native, national field director for Moms Clean Air Force, and former EPA regional administrator. She was the first African-American mayor of Greenville, MS.

Podcast Guest Appearances

A Feminist Climate Renaissance

Can a feminist renaissance save the climate? 

A feminist approach to the climate conversation begins over a hundred and fifty years ago. That’s when a scientist named Eunice Newton Foote first recognized the heating effect of C0-2. 

“And she made this discovery by using, you know, glass bells and tubes with gas in her backyard in 1856,” marvels author Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. “She was the first person to connect the dots between carbon dioxide and planetary warming, and history basically forgot her.”