Blog — Climate Justice

NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice at Power Shift

This weekend, NAACP is getting ready to attend Power Shift--a conference that is a chance for youth to make a difference on environmental issues and fellowship with others of like mind.

International Women and Earth Climate Summit

NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program Director Jacqui Patterson gave remarks at the International Women and Earth Climate Summit.

NY City Council Overrides the Veto of The Community Safety Act

This week, the New York City Council voted to override Mayor Bloomberg's veto of the Community Safety Act. NAACP President Ben Jealous considers this a victory, and a step in the right direction toward ending racial profiling.

Advancing Sustainable Communities

The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Department has continued the efforts to end pollution in communities of color and create environments that promote community health and safety.

Recap: Netroots Nation Convention

Voting rights; the democracy initiative; better election processes and the African American caucus were on the agenda for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at this year's #NN13. And we were excited to support our partners working to pass immigration reform

Advocating for Our Right to Breathe Clean Air

Local doctor's tribal leaders, nurses, clergy, labor leaders, parents and concerned citizens from all 50 states descended onto Washington, DC for the "50 States United for Healthy Air" delegation to speak with elected officials and staff from EPA and the White House to voice their concerns about the quality of our nation's air and its impact on public health.

Clean Air: Is it Worth It?

The Gallaudet University Conference Room filled with the 117 people from different backgrounds, cultures, communities from across the 50 states and Puerto Rico, which made up the Clean Air Ambassadors who gathered in DC for one cause -- clean air.

Recap: NAACP Leadership 500 Summit

Hundreds gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples FL for the NAACP Leadership 500 Conference

The NAACP Supports the Clean Vehicle Emission Standards

Millions of people are suffering across the country from the exposure to near roadway air pollutions and low income African Americans are suffering even more because we are the main population who live by these roadways.

Bridging the Gap: Connecting Black Communities to the Green Economy

Bridging the Gap brought together people from universities, labor organizations, environmental organizations and entrepreneurs, as well as grassroots organizers nd policy advocates to develop an action agenda to reframe the green economy in terms of justice and equity.

A Climate Justice Message on Earth Day

NAACP Director of the Environmental and Climate Justice, Jacqueline Patterson, was the main speaker at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Monday, to kick off their week-long of events to celebrate Earth Day.

Community Ownership, Leadership, and Inclusion Required in the Green Economy

To combat disparities and expand the possibilities for work, ownership, well-being, and justice, we must advance economic models that value and enhance democratic participation, individual and community assets, and shared wealth creation.

Region I CRATI

Jacqui Patterson, Director of the Environmental and Climate Justice Program, delivered a presentation at the Region I Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute. Ms. Patterson discussed how landfills in urban areas effect he health of communities of color and other environmental justice issues.

Diverse Coalition Supports Bridging The Gap Conference

Shamar Bibbins, Director of National Partnerships at Green For All, discusses why it's important for people of color to get connected to the Green Economy.

Connecting Black Communities with America’s Infrastructure

The Green Economy has proven to be tremendously successful in creating new procurement, investment, entrepreneurial, and job opportunities. It has already created millions of jobs and generated trillions of dollars across the globe.

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