Akash Singh is the Climate Justice Youth Organizer for the Center for Sustainable Economy. He is a Post-Baccalaureate student in the Biology Department at Portland State University and an atmospheric research scientist at STAR Research Labs. An Environmental Justice Organizer with Neighbors for Clean Air, Singh also represents Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility on the One Oregon Coalition.
As a member of the Climate Action Network through the Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Singh recently completed a year-long research project on the chemical components of black carbon, its interaction with other chemicals and toxins, and its effects on human cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. Singh was also a leading organizer for the Portland March for Science, which drew a crowd of 15,000 Portlanders in support of scientific truth.
In January, Singh was appointed to represent the Environmental Justice Task Force and the NAACP on Governor Kate Brown’s Cleaner Air Oregon Task Force along with the President of the NAACP – Portland branch, JoAnn Hardesty. He is fighting to create a robust regulatory framework on industrial toxins and ensure cleaner air for all Oregonians. As a passionate advocate for environmental justice, the protection of public health, and action on climate change, he is thrilled to be bringing the next generation onboard this critical fight.