Blog — Climate Justice
“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention”. This adage came to mind this morning when the first message in my inbox was a message from a newly found colleague, Maureen McCue of Physicians for Social Responsibility. She shared the 2nd installment in the Center for Public Integrity’s (CPI) series “Breathless and Burned: Dying of Black Lung and Buried by Law and Medicine” with me. I was sick to my stomach and ashamed of my alma mater, the Johns Hopkins institution.
Black faith leaders have a critical role as we expand the fight for environmental justice to encompass an explicit climate justice lens.
As we prepare for more frequent and more damaging disasters, it behooves us, on this, the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall, to render visible how climate change and the inequities of the criminal justice system intersect and compound, as stated by #BlackLivesMatter, “the loss of healthy and thriving Black life and well-being.”
NAACP, NOAA, and Climate Central co-hosted a training of trainers on sea level rise risk and action planning.
NAACP remembers Hurricane Katrina, training the community
Jacqui Patterson’s Remarks on Webinar on Net Metering with Solar Advocates
NAACP Climate Justice's plan for environmental equality for all.
Public Utilities Commissions/Public Service Commissions hold power over key decisions related to the energy resources, we detail why we work to ensure equality in this area.
NAACP addresses climate change and how it affects our community.
The NAACP is a part of the UN talks about climate change.
NAACP President/CEO Brooks stopped by CBS' Face the Nation to discuss stand with demonstrations and need for systemic reform.
NAACP branches are working hard against racial profiling incidents across the country.
This major victory, ending coal burning in Indianapolis is celebrated by the Indianapolis NAACP.
Jacqui Patterson, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Director presents at Earth 2100 Conference about effects of pollution/climate change.
The Gulfport NAACP has a major victory with the announcement of coal plants closing.