Blog — Climate Justice

We Must Act Now

The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice department attended a "pray-in" for climate with several organizations, including Interfaith Moral Action on Climate.


What Happens When Sisters Go Green?

The sooner we address the issue of air pollution caused by incinerators and coal-fired plants the closer we’ll get to making real progress on global warming.


Clean Air: A Civil and Human Right

Clean air is a civil and human right.


“Coal Blooded” Creates A New Dialogue

Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People studies 378 coal-fired plants and how these plants affect low-income communities and communities of color.


Climate Justice = People’s Rights

NAACP State Conferences across the country have taken up the fight for climate justice.


State of the Environment in the South: Emergency Summit July 6-7

The NAACP and Texas Southern University will holding an emergency summit to examine widespread environmental, economic and climate injustice throughout the south, July 6 and 7 in Houston.


Join the “Carbon Countdown” Twitter Townhall

The NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice Department will host a Twitter townhall to call for Carbon Pollution Standards -- join in at the hashtag #NoCO2 on Monday, June 25 from 7-8 PM EST.


Taking Up the Clean-Energy Fight

Our climate-justice expert offers a creative way to avoid contaminating the air we breathe.


NAACP Joins Global Green USA in “Green Schools Makeover” Competition

The NAACP has partnered with Global Green USA in its "Green School Makeover" competition. Global Green will award one lucky K-12 school a $65,000 cash prize for an innovative green school project.


From the Bronx to Botswana: Making a climate change connection

Today, a new challenge faces communities of color everywhere, and that challenge lies at the intersection of a global environmental, health, and poverty crises. This challenge that we are talking about is climate change, which disproportionately affects communities of color no matter where they are located.


WATCH: Reverend Theresa Dear Testifies on Air Toxics Rule

Watch the powerful testimony of NAACP Dupage County Illinois Branch President Reverend Theresa Dear on EPA Mercury and Air Toxics Standards


Nature’s Fury—Chronicling the Devastating Effects of Climate Change in the US South

On my tour of Alabama's tornado ravaged communities, I heard stories of triumph and stories of tragedy, stories of miracles and many stories of resilience.


Oil Spill Claims Help in the Gulf

The NAACP will hold a series of Gulf Financial Counseling Fairs this week in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida to assist people with claims related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


Crisis in Cancún

While TV pundits and politicians continue to debate the existence of climate change, the impacts of the crisis continue to worsen, threatening the lives and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people across the world.


Vote As If Your Life Depends On It: Especially for US, It Does!

In response to the disturbing information crossing my desk about the disproportionate dumping of oiled waste from the BP Oil Drilling Disaster in communities of color, I called our friend at the EPA.


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