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.
Black communities continue to bear the brunt of environmental injustices and safe drinking water violations. The NAACP has led efforts with local branches and units regarding the need for clean and safe drinking water in many Black communities across the country.
The Coal Blooded Action Toolkit is a companion
to the Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before Peoplereport. It is a toolkit for NAACP units who want to take action on the findings of the report, particularly on the failing coal fired power plants highlighted in the report.
The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC), established pursuant to Executive Order 14008, titled Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.
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.