Environmental Justice

Climate Equity Collaborative’s Inaugural Youth Advisory Council

The Climate Equity Collaborative™ (CEC) is a public-private partnership that engages nontraditional partners, with an emphasis on youth and underserved communities, in climate innovation and climate action. CEC engages at … Read more

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Shaping Tomorrow: Creating Opportunities to Secure Black Land Legacy

Private Lands in the Southeast Owning land is considered one of the most valuable tools for wealth creation and a tool for the transfer of wealth from generation to generation. … Read more

A young volunteer wearing a blue "Earth Tomorrow" t-shirt uses a circular saw to divide a plank of wood.

Earth Tomorrow’s “3’Peat” Service Learning Confluence

I share this poem because it speaks to confluence. Confluence: Merriam Webster defines as a coming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point. The flowing together of two … Read more

EPA’s Thriving Communities

In the realm of environmental justice, 2023 marks a significant year, especially for the Region 3 Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (TCTAC) grant. The year saw some pivotal events and … Read more

The $12 Million EPA Region 3 Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Grant Award

I began working at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) as the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate and Community Revitalization (EJHCR) on July 25, 2022. A week later on August … Read more

The Hype Around Hydrogen

Offshore wind might be the next big thing to energize the hydrogen market, but ensuring hydrogen production and use is truly clean will require work from industry, government, and advocates. … Read more

Orchard in California's Central Valley.

Carbon Removal in California

Crops, cattle farms, and oil wells. Look out over the landscapes of Kern County, California, and you can find the physical infrastructure of various industries. The latest industry poised to … Read more

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Native American Heritage is More Than Just a Month

Indigenous Peoples had no choice but to be resilient, and shouldn’t have to be. Indigenous Peoples shouldn’t have to constantly fight to have a seat at the table, to have … Read more

A group of people place clumps of vegetation into sand dunes.

Putting Nature to Work for Coastal Communities

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that coastal watersheds across the lower 48 states “lose 80,000 acres of coastal wetlands each year to development, drainage, erosion, subsidence and … Read more

Powering Up Progress

There are many different definitions of “energy equity” and “energy justice” — and many organizations and individuals with a role to play in advancing both. Our recent roundtable at the … Read more