Arnold Mikolo

Environmental Justice Advocate CLF New Hampshire

Arnold Mukwanga Mikolo is the Environmental Justice Community Advocate for New Hampshire. He was born in the Northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo and lived there until he was 11-years-old. Arnold’s family moved many times and left the country due to political instability. After graduating from high school, Arnold went to Uganda for his undergraduate studies in business. 

To give back to the community, Arnold volunteers as an advisory board member at the YMCA as well as with New Hampshire Legal Assistance, where he serves as a housing tester to end housing discrimination. Arnold is currently the new treasurer of the Manchester NAACP chapter. Arnold won the “Civic Leader of the Year” in 2016 with Stay Work Play, “40 under Forty” in 2017 with the Union Leader, “2018 It List” with the New Hampshire Magazine, and was featured on the front cover of the 2019 Manchester Advantage Magazine with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.


Recent Posts

It’s Time to Ditch Dirty Bus Fleets – The Future is Clean and Electric
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that vaccinated people could walk outside safely without masks, I grabbed my shoes and hit the sidewalk. But my nose was not quite prepared for the dirty air that awaited it. Dust and pollen itched and tickled. Humidity clogged thick in my nostrils, or dry air…
6 Picks for a Perfect Fall Picnic on Boston Harbor
When you think of fall in New England, apple picking and leaf peeping probably come to mind. But this year, we’re encouraging Bostonians to add a new tradition to your autumnal slate: a picnic on Boston Harbor. Here’s why. Boston’s waterfront belongs to us all (that public right is even codified into law). But the…
6 Ways to Make Vermont’s Climate Action Plan Better
We first published a version of this blog in June of 2021. Transformational. Game-changing. Equitable. When Vermont unveils its Climate Action Plan in December, let’s make sure those are the words used to describe it – because there’s a lot resting on the outcome. The climate crisis is already here. The summer of 2021 brought…
Big Gas Doesn’t Want You To Know The Truth About Kitchen Stoves
Turning on a gas stove is so familiar that those of us who use one barely have to think about it. It’s muscle memory: Push the knob in, wait for the faint hiss of gas and the “click click click click” until the flame ignites. But do you know where the gas comes from? And…
Our Explainer on What Just Happened on the Boston Waterfront
In early April, a Massachusetts Superior Court judge threw out a 2018 state plan intended to guide development along a section of Boston’s waterfront that stretches from Long Wharf to the old Northern Avenue Bridge. The process that led to that Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan violated decades-old laws governing the city’s waterfront – including…

 

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