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FIGHT LIKE A GIRL: A LOOK AT CLIMATE ACTIVIST AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS ADVOCATE DIANNE DILLON-RIDGLEY

More women need to be involved in making decisions about the use of natural resources and treatment of the environment if we are to ensure a livable planet into the future. Dianne Dillon-Ridley has spent decades providing an example of the work that can be done when a woman of conviction and empathy creates a […]

Finally, a chance for environmental justice | Opinion

1The announcement of Michael Regan to head EPA is good news for environmental justice. Decades of experience with environmental regulatory schemes have demonstrated that unless equity and justice are at the heart of environmental policy, any efforts to restart the federal commitment to environmental protection will be only half complete. Many states have already recognized […]

Georgia Was a Big Win for Democrats. Black Women Did the Groundwork.

dBefore the Democratic Party invested in Georgia, or President Trump and Joe Biden saw it as a battleground, Black political organizers devoted years of hard work to turning out voters. RIVERDALE, Ga. — Decades before Joseph R. Biden Jr. flipped Georgia for the Democrats, Felicia Davis was a one-stop political organizing dynamo in Clayton County, […]

Save the Date! NWF Creating Safe Spaces Roundtable on December 8th.

We’re excited to announce a new initiative that has been underway—Creating Safe Spaces. As many of you know or may have personally experienced yourselves, accessing and enjoying nature and the outdoors is not always a positive experience. For many Black, Indigenous, people of color and people with varying abilities, recreating outside may involve facing microaggressions, […]

Environmental NGOs, Equity, Inclusion and Justice: Reflections from the U.S. Green Leadership Trust

Environmental NGOs, Equity, Inclusion and Justice: Reflections from the U.S. Green Leadership Trust Tuesday, November 10th from 12:00-3:00 PM ET Join inaugural Green Leadership Trust ED Paco Ollervides for this webinar which is designed to assist leaders and organizations in their commitment to diversity, equity, inclusivity, and justice, to explore what culture change is and […]

Voter suppression is a climate justice issue — and 2020 is the tipping point

Tamara Toles O’Laughlin is the North America director of 350.org. Peggy Shepard is cofounder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice. Imagine gathering everything you can carry to flee your home in the wake of a wildfire and returning to find the charred remnants of your life. Or losing a grandparent to heat stroke because they […]

Cecil

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 […]