The list highlights the most influential Ibero-American leaders who
promote a clean environment, sustainability, and support climate actions
in front of the environmental emergency
The Climate Change Leader Will Also Present at the No Planet B Latino Summit
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – November 18, 2020– VoLo Foundation co-founder and climate change advocate Thais Lopez Vogel, has been recognized as one of the 2020 “100 Most Influential Latinos Committed to Climate Action”, by Sachamama, one of the nation’s leading non-government organizations, dedicated to informing and mobilizing Latinos to act on climate. The list highlights individuals for their commitment in areas such as climate activism, communications, environmental rights, sustainable policies, and corporate impact. This is the second consecutive year that Thais is recognized on this list of impressive Latinos.
When talking about her rankings as one of the 100 most influential Latinos on environmental issues Thais has this to say, “This recognition inspires me to continue working to educate communities and empower them to take action to mitigate the threat we are facing. Climate Change is no longer a remote possibility; it is happening right now. There is no future without environmental education. I am honored to be included in a group of passionate advocates and leaders who work every day to increase awareness about the danger of our actions and the urgent need to work for the climate.”
In addition, Thais is one of 30 leaders invited to present at the No Planet B Latino Summit powered by Forbes, a forum that celebrates values of diversity, justice, and collaborative work. The summit will be held virtually on December 4th, 2020 and works side-by-side with global leaders who embody these values. Participants can expect to see Thais interviewed by Vanessa Hauc, an Emmy Award winning journalist and anchor for “Noticias Telemundo.” Together, Thais and Vanessa will discuss the intersection between COVID-19 and climate change. As governments are preparing to reactivate their economies, viewers can learn about how investments can be managed to boost a global economy based on sustainability and respect for life.
As Co-Founder and Trustee of VoLo Foundation, Thais is responsible for setting priorities, approving strategies, and allocating resources. Her focus is expansive to include childhood education and global health care, which she believes are core building blocks for a sustainable future. Under her leadership, VoLo Foundation has supported 93 projects in the United States and abroad, with 70% of them addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation and 30% focused on health, education, and social support. Together, they have impacted over 10 million lives. In addition, her foundation, often called VoLo, hosts the annual Climate CorrectionTM Conference and Florida Climate Week to expand environmental awareness throughout the state of Florida and seek solutions to climate change challenges.
A native of Caracas, Venezuela Thais practiced law professionally before moving to the United States in 1994. As a mother of six, she aims to set VoLo’s goals and values as an extension of the principles she instills in her children. She is a member of the Tiffany Circle at the American Red Cross, a board member for Water People Theater in Chicago, and participates in several local community-focused committee groups in the Palm Beach area. Thais attended school at Colegio Emil Friedman and received her law degree from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello.
About VoLo Foundation
VoLo Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2014 with a mission to accelerate change and global impact by supporting science-based climate solutions, enhancing education, and improving health. VoLo Foundation believes that developing and sharing knowledge through facts and data accelerates positive global change. Through original research and analysis, and in collaboration with philanthropic and academic partners, VoLo aims to enrich the lives of individuals, strengthen communities, and educate future generations. The organization tracks its progress using a variety of qualitative and quantitative approaches, and it supports programs that generate measurable, meaningful, and sustainable results.
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