Blog — Climate Justice
The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Department has continued the efforts to end pollution in communities of color and create environments that promote community health and safety.
Voting rights; the democracy initiative; better election processes and the African American caucus were on the agenda for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at this year's #NN13. And we were excited to support our partners working to pass immigration reform
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.
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.
Hundreds gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples FL for the NAACP Leadership 500 Conference
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jaqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice program, is delivering a training at the Region III CRATI.
"Bridging the Gap: Connecting Black Communities to the Green Economy" will take place on April 15th from 8am to 10pm in Washington, DC.