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

6 Ways to Make Vermont’s Climate Action Plan Better
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. Droughts and extreme weather are more common, putting stress on our water, land, and communities. Will the…
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…
Here’s What a Clean, Equitable Future Should Look Like in New England
An earlier version of this article was posted in October 2020. We all have a vision of what we want for our community. But the harsh reality is that those of us who live in low-income, immigrant, and communities of color have less agency to create that vision than those of us in whiter, wealthier…
What Do We Mean by Environmental Justice?
An earlier version of this article was posted in October 2020. For decades, low-income, immigrant, and communities of color across New England have been overburdened by air pollution from power plants, congested highways, and industrial facilities. These same burdens resulted in COVID-19 and its associated economic crisis taking a much heavier toll on these communities…
Building Communities That Thrive: A Conversation with Dr. Thea James
In the United States, your zip code is a powerful predictor of how long you live. For someone in Newton, Massachusetts, life expectancy extends well into the 90s. But drive just an hour south to New Bedford, and you’ll find it drops to an average of just 68 years old.  It’s tempting to boil down…

 

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