Blog — Climate Justice

Advocating for Our Right to Breathe Clean Air

Local doctor's tribal leaders, nurses, clergy, labor leaders, parents and concerned citizens from all 50 states descended onto Washington, DC for the "50 States United for Healthy Air" delegation to speak with elected officials and staff from EPA and the White House to voice their concerns about the quality of our nation's air and its impact on public health.


Clean Air: Is it Worth It?

The Gallaudet University Conference Room filled with the 117 people from different backgrounds, cultures, communities from across the 50 states and Puerto Rico, which made up the Clean Air Ambassadors who gathered in DC for one cause -- clean air.


Recap: NAACP Leadership 500 Summit

Hundreds gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples FL for the NAACP Leadership 500 Conference


The NAACP Supports the Clean Vehicle Emission Standards

Millions of people are suffering across the country from the exposure to near roadway air pollutions and low income African Americans are suffering even more because we are the main population who live by these roadways.


Bridging the Gap: Connecting Black Communities to the Green Economy

Bridging the Gap brought together people from universities, labor organizations, environmental organizations and entrepreneurs, as well as grassroots organizers nd policy advocates to develop an action agenda to reframe the green economy in terms of justice and equity.


A Climate Justice Message on Earth Day

NAACP Director of the Environmental and Climate Justice, Jacqueline Patterson, was the main speaker at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Monday, to kick off their week-long of events to celebrate Earth Day.


Community Ownership, Leadership, and Inclusion Required in the Green Economy

To combat disparities and expand the possibilities for work, ownership, well-being, and justice, we must advance economic models that value and enhance democratic participation, individual and community assets, and shared wealth creation.


Region I CRATI

Jacqui Patterson, Director of the Environmental and Climate Justice Program, delivered a presentation at the Region I Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute. Ms. Patterson discussed how landfills in urban areas effect he health of communities of color and other environmental justice issues.


Diverse Coalition Supports Bridging The Gap Conference

Shamar Bibbins, Director of National Partnerships at Green For All, discusses why it's important for people of color to get connected to the Green Economy.


Connecting Black Communities with America’s Infrastructure

The Green Economy has proven to be tremendously successful in creating new procurement, investment, entrepreneurial, and job opportunities. It has already created millions of jobs and generated trillions of dollars across the globe.


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.


Region III CRATI

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.


Region VII CRATI

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


Region VI CRATI

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


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