environmental justice

Five Actionable Ways Municipalities Can Support Black, Latinx and Indigenous Environmentalists

Through the Community Wildlife Habitat and Mayors’ Monarch Pledge programs, municipal officials and other community leaders encourage their constituents to plant with a purpose and foster vibrant habitats for wildlife …

Respond, Reflect, and Renew: National Wildlife Federation’s 2020 In the Rocky Mountain West

I don’t have to tell you how difficult 2020 has been, but I am proud of how the people, programs, and supporters of the National Wildlife Federation’s Rocky Mountain Region …

A red-bellied woodpecker in Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC

Environmental Justice Mapping Tools: Use and Potential in Policy Making to Address Climate Change

Green spaces benefit people and wildlife alike. In cities, green spaces can store water to provide flood protection and create shade to reduce the “urban heat island effect.” As climate …

Charting a Path to an Environmental Justice Future in Western States

The West is a place of contrasts. Vast, wild open spaces situated next to densely populated cities, complemented by Native lands like the Navajo Nation and many more. These elements …

Voices from the Great Lakes: Black Leaders Unite for Environmental Justice

For generations, black leaders across the country have been leading the fight for environmental justice, to ensure that historically marginalized communities have access to clean air, clean water, and climate …

Five Ways the Census Impacts Environmental Justice

The Census is a critical tool used by our government to count our population, capture shifting demographics, and allocate funding to communities based on population size. It’s important to be …

Black Officials Steward Community Solutions to Environmental Injustices

For many South Carolinians, the conservation of wildlife and regional waterways complements the ongoing fight for clean drinking water and flood mitigation. Extreme flooding threatens the health and safety of …

National Wildlife Federation Supports Global Youth Calling for Climate Action

Last week, millions of youth and adult activists around the globe participated in the largest climate protest in recent history: the Global Climate Strike. Students walked out of their schools …

“We want to tell our own stories”: Public Lands and Indigenous Histories

For National Public Lands Day, the National Wildlife Federation talked to Len Necefer, a member of the Navajo Nation who founded NativesOutdoors, an outdoor gear company that works with indigenous …

DJ Cavem’s Fight to Keep our Earth Fresh

“Pesticides and herbicides have destroyed our soil and microorganisms, and contaminated our water. Our oceans are becoming acidic and we are losing the coral reefs. I hope my lyrics will …

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