Blog — Climate Justice

Framing a Green Economy Based on Social Justice

In order to take part in the green economy we must approach it with a social justice lens. Director of Environmental and Climate Justice Jacqui Patterson shares what a justice-based green economy looks like and how it can be implemented while respecting all rights for all people.


Jaqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice program, is delivering a training at the Region III CRATI.

Good Jobs, Green Jobs Pre-Conference in DC

"Bridging the Gap: Connecting Black Communities to the Green Economy" will take place on April 15th from 8am to 10pm in Washington, DC.


Jaqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, delivered a powerful training last week.


Jaqui Patterson presented a training about environmental issues in Region VI.

Governor Martin O’Malley Introduces the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act

Maryland Governor Martin O' Malley held a press conference at the Maryland State House to introduce the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013.

We Must Act Now

The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice department attended a "pray-in" for climate with several organizations, including Interfaith Moral Action on Climate.

What Happens When Sisters Go Green?

The sooner we address the issue of air pollution caused by incinerators and coal-fired plants the closer we’ll get to making real progress on global warming.

Clean Air: A Civil and Human Right

Clean air is a civil and human right.

“Coal Blooded” Creates A New Dialogue

Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People studies 378 coal-fired plants and how these plants affect low-income communities and communities of color.

Climate Justice = People’s Rights

NAACP State Conferences across the country have taken up the fight for climate justice.

State of the Environment in the South: Emergency Summit July 6-7

The NAACP and Texas Southern University will holding an emergency summit to examine widespread environmental, economic and climate injustice throughout the south, July 6 and 7 in Houston.

Join the “Carbon Countdown” Twitter Townhall

The NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice Department will host a Twitter townhall to call for Carbon Pollution Standards -- join in at the hashtag #NoCO2 on Monday, June 25 from 7-8 PM EST.

Taking Up the Clean-Energy Fight

Our climate-justice expert offers a creative way to avoid contaminating the air we breathe.

NAACP Joins Global Green USA in “Green Schools Makeover” Competition

The NAACP has partnered with Global Green USA in its "Green School Makeover" competition. Global Green will award one lucky K-12 school a $65,000 cash prize for an innovative green school project.

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