- A longtime resident of St. James Parish in Louisiana, Sharon Lavigne founded an organization to advocate for environmental justice in 2018. Lavigne was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize, dubbed the Green Nobel, in 2021. Lavigne will be traveling from her home in St. James Parish, Louisiana, known as "Cancer Alley," to D.C to hold a second-line funeral procession honoring the lives lost due to the fossil fuel industry's petrochemical build out.
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