Kristen Locy

In 2018, Kristen graduated from Allegheny College with a degree in Environmental Studies and a passion to go back to the community where she grew up to make a positive impact. She joined the team in the summer of 2019 as an intern and was promoted to Outreach Coordinator in the summer of 2020. Kristen's family has lived in Washington and Greene Counties for generations. Her great-grandparents were coal miners and steel workers in Washington County. She has a passion for writing, storytelling, and helping to build community in the region she calls home. In her free time, you'll find Kristen canoeing local rivers, gardening, and spending time with her miniature schnauzer puppy named Karl.

Blog Posts by Kristen Locy

Radiation and Fracking

By Kristen Locy | March 5, 2020

Pathways of Exposure Infographic Find more information on our Radioactive Fracking Resource page In many ways this is a complicated topic, but in other ways it is quite simple. The Marcellus shale that sits beneath the surface of the earth we stand on is naturally radioactive. When it is fracked to release natural gas, it […]

Representing Communities on the Frontline of Fossil Fuel Extraction in Washington, DC

By Kristen Locy | January 9, 2020

Last Friday, CCJ team-members headed to Washington, DC to represent frontline communities at the Fire Drill Friday action in front of the US Capitol. Fonda claims her red coat is the last piece of clothing she will buy Credit: Kristen Locy The climate crisis is not an isolated issue — it involves every part of […]

Merchants of Doubt

By Kristen Locy | November 14, 2019

This is an accompanying “What’s on Your Mind” blog written by Dave Ninehouser from The HearYourselfThink Project: Who was behind spreading this politically motivated slime job, aka “Pizzagate?” Most conspicuously, Alex Jones, of course. The same internet scam artist responsible for exploiting the deaths of the children murdered in the Sandy Hook school shooting by […]

Let’s Not Let History Repeat Itself

By Kristen Locy | November 7, 2019

Source: Kristen Locy I grew up in the shadow of coal mining in Appalachia. The remnants of the industry were ghosts in my life. I often bike on the Montour Trail where the Montour Railroad used to take coal to the steel mills in Pittsburgh. After my bike rides, I sometimes get ice cream in […]

Cocoa Doesn’t Have to be Scary

By Kristen Locy | October 29, 2019

It’s that spooky time of year. The Halloween decorations are out. The trees are bare. Ghouls are on the loose. Yet, the scariest fact is that your favorite Halloween candies are created by some of the biggest privately owned corporations in the world who exploit cocoa farmers and their communities (did you like my transition […]

Party in the Park Celebrated 25 Years of Advocacy

By Kristen Locy | October 15, 2019

From all of the CCJ staff (and Gizmo), a sincere thank you for coming out to celebrate with us, and we hope to see you soon!

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