Catherine Coleman Flowers

Catherine Coleman Flowers, Founder and Director of Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice (Montgomery, AL). Coleman Flowers founded the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise to address the root causes of poverty in Alabama. Now an internationally recognized advocate for the human right to water and sanitation, Coleman Flowers works tirelessly to promote sustainable initiatives that strengthen families in rural and impoverished communities.

Nominated by: Cindy Lowry, Executive Director of Alabama Rivers Alliance

In 2018, Catherine was featured in a short film by Southern Exposure. Watch The Accidental Environmentalist: Catherine Flowers.