Environmental Justice

Students at the Resilient Schools Consortium Community Open House bring messaging to Neptune Avenue in Coney Island. Credit: Alex Nawrocky

Climate Education Program in New York City Provides Hope

RiSC Community Open House: “Coney Island: Past, Present and Future” On June 6, 2023, student teams from eight New York City public schools came together in Coney Island’s Kaiser Park … Read more

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The 5 Pillars of Responsible & Just Clean Energy Transmission

Electricity allows our communities to function; clean electricity allows our communities to thrive. Shifting the electric grid to clean forms like wind and solar will require a massive buildout of … Read more

A school sports field can be seen in the frame; in the background there are smoke stacks releasing air pollution into the sky.

Ramifications of EPA’s Proposed New Carbon Pollution Standards for Minority Communities 

EPA released its proposed new carbon pollution standards for fossil fuel-fired power plants on May 11, 2023. It is a cause for celebration not only for minority communities all over … Read more

A large, tan industrial building with smoke stacks releasing gases can be seen.

Biden’s Power Plant Rule a Necessary Step for the Climate

Today, the Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new proposal to limit carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants. If enacted, this would be the first time these … Read more

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New Report Tells the Story of National Wildlife Federation’s Equity & Justice Journey

In order to save wildlife and ourselves, we need to ensure that all people have access to clean air and water, safe communities, easy and equitable access to nature, and … Read more

A crowd of people with signs and banners pose for a photo. The biggest banner reads, "STOP FORMOSA".

Young Leaders Converge and Skill-Up to Shift the Power at the 2023 Power Shift Convergence

Earlier this month, hundreds of youth climate activists came together in Bvlbancha (the original Chahta name for New Orleans, LA) at the New Orleans Convention Center for the first in-person … Read more

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Breaking the System: How to Create an Equitable Clean Energy Future

Trust, inclusivity, recognition—these are the elements of an equitable clean energy future. And they are just as important as solar panels or batteries or engineers. That was the message of … Read more

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Bridging the Power of Youth and the Wisdom of Age: Technology as a Space to Resist and Uplift

Imagine 500 acres of rural Alaskan wilderness transformed into the extraction grounds for 180,000 barrels of oil every single day – a horrific image, right? That image is one step … Read more

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We Need WOTUS

This blog is the fifth in a six-part series. Here are the first, second, third, and fourth parts. Waters of the United States (WOTUS) are bodies of water protected by … Read more

A shiny, colorful substance (oil) is flowing towards a metal drainage grate on the street.

It Is No Longer About Living On the Wrong Side of the (Railroad) Tracks, Now the Threat is About Living Anywhere Near the Tracks

This morning there was another train derailment, this time in Raymond, Minnesota. People were again evacuated, although here the concern centered on ethanol carried in four cars, resulting fires and … Read more