Environmental justices & climate change have a disproportionate impact on communities of color & low income communities in the U.S. and around the world.
Race is the #1 indicator for the placement of toxic facilities in this country.
Environmental and Climate Justice Committee shall: (1) seek to address environmental inequities at the local level and advocate for civil rights issues (2) develop a comprehensive and holistic agenda to reduce pollution (3) advance energy
efficiency and clean energy (4) build disaster resilient infrastructure policies and practices.
The fight for racial justice and the fight for climate justice overlap in many ways, from air pollution to hurricane evacuees. Explore the connection in the first episode of this monthly series,
Released April 1, 2021 NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program (ECJP) released “Fossil Fueled Foolery 2.0: An Illustrated Primer on the Fossil Fueled Industry’s Deceptive Tactics.”
Toxic facilities, like coal fired power plants and incinerators, emit mercury, arsenic, lead, and other contaminants into the water, food, and lungs of communities.
Communities of color and low income communities are often the hardest hit by climate change. Storms, rising sea levels, and toxic ash from blasting for mountain top removal.
In many communities it is far easier to find a bag of Cheetos than a carton of strawberries and this only stands to get worse as drought and flooding impact the availability and affordability of nutritious food.