Blog — Climate Justice

Coal Blooded: Systemic Corruption Steals Mine Workers’ Rights and Lives

“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.

Leading the Charge: The Power of Black Clergy in the Fight for Climate Justice

Black faith leaders have a critical role as we expand the fight for environmental justice to encompass an explicit climate justice lens.

BlackLivesMatter, Criminalization, and Disaster Justice

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 Offer Joint Training to Support Local Leadership on Sea Level Rise

NAACP, NOAA, and Climate Central co-hosted a training of trainers on sea level rise risk and action planning.

Sunshine After the Storm: Katrina 10th Anniversary Commemoration Summit

NAACP remembers Hurricane Katrina, training the community

Energy Democracy, #BlackLivesMatter, and the NAACP Advocacy Agenda

Jacqui Patterson’s Remarks on Webinar on Net Metering with Solar Advocates

20 Things We Can Do to Advance a Just and Sustainable Planet

NAACP Climate Justice's plan for environmental equality for all.

Why Public Utilities/Service Commissions Are Important to the NAACP

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.

Equity in Resilience Building for Climate Adaptation Planning

NAACP addresses climate change and how it affects our community.

Why is the NAACP Participating in the UN Climate Talks?

The NAACP is a part of the UN talks about climate change.

NAACP President/CEO Brooks discusses Ferguson

NAACP President/CEO Brooks stopped by CBS' Face the Nation to discuss stand with demonstrations and need for systemic reform.

NAACP’s Current Fight Against Racial Profiling Nationwide

NAACP branches are working hard against racial profiling incidents across the country.

Indiana NAACP Celebrates the End of Coal Burning in Indianapolis

This major victory, ending coal burning in Indianapolis is celebrated by the Indianapolis NAACP.

NAACP Environmental Justice presents at Earth 2100

Jacqui Patterson, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Director presents at Earth 2100 Conference about effects of pollution/climate change.

Gulfport NAACP Victory: Plants to Stop Burning Coal, Programs For Low Income To Receive Funding

The Gulfport NAACP has a major victory with the announcement of coal plants closing.

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