Blog — Climate Justice

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.


NAACP Convenes HBCUs in the Gulf Region to Discuss Sustainability Research Agenda

Historically Black College and Universities from the five Gulf Coast States convened at Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, to discuss the engagement of HBCUs in planning and executing a research agenda on the oil drilling disaster, as well as ongoing sustainability in the Gulf region.


Gulf Waste — could be headed to a landfill near you?

One of the "fathers of Environmental Justice" and NAACP member Dr. Robert D. Bullard sent the Climate Justice team an interesting article on an ABC news story entitled Gulf Waste Heads to Landfills, Some With Problems.


Harbor Homes — Living in a Cloud of Coal Ash

Yesterday the EPA hosted the first of a series of Coal Ash Hearings in Arlington, VA with the aim of getting feedback on the proposed “Coal Combustion Rule.”


Katrina’s lessons still not learned 5 years later

Ms. Sadie is an African-American woman who was born and raised in Pointe a la Hache in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. When Hurricane Katrina struck five years ago she lost the only home she had ever known.


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