Category Archives: 2020


Last night, Green Leadership Trust and the environmental movement lost yet another brave warrior, an amazing brother, friend, colleague, and mentor. Cecil D. Corbin-Mark, the Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives at WE ACT for Environmental Justice suffered a stroke, and was hospitalized in critical condition until the evening of October 15, when he […]

The Quandary of COVID-19 Vaccine Trials for Black Americans Who (Rightfully) Distrust Medical Researchers

Well, here we are. The place where no one wanted to be. COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have surpassed 200,000 Americans. Black Americans continue to experience the highest COVID-19 mortality rates nationwide, are almost five times more likely than White Americans to be hospitalized with COVID-19 and twice as likely to die from the disease. Despite those […]

Sierra Club’s president: Why we must confront our past

The Sierra Club recently began a process of publicly re-examining aspects of our difficult past, including a reckoning with the history and words of our founder John Muir. Many of the responses we’ve received to those national headlines have been positive, embracing our move to ground the environmental movement in equity and justice. Others have […]

Planning for Disasters When They Don’t End

September is National Disasters Preparedness month.  It serves as a reminder of the importance of preparing for natural and human-made disasters before they occur.  But what does planning look like when the window for advance planning doesn’t exist? Or when the time between disasters become smaller and smaller? What do we do in a moment […]

If you care about the planet, you must dismantle white supremacy

The climate movement has its work cut out for it, and not just in terms of decarbonizing the energy sector. In dozens of cities across America, the streets have been packed with protests about the murder of George Floyd and the long history of police violence against Black men, women, and children. The pain and […]