Environmental Justice

An aerial view of mountains, some covered in trees and some stripped, and a large body of water.

Water Is Life—and Central To Environmental Justice for Indigenous Communities

In the Chí’chil Biłdagoteel Historic District, also known as Oak Flat, golden sunlight illuminates the dramatic rock formations that are littered among the groves of large oak trees. While under … Read more

Why Water?

This blog is the fourth in a six-part series. Here are the first, second, third, and fifth parts. Water is essential to continuing to foster a healthy, safe, and productive … Read more

Can We Be Done Talking About The Tunnel?

Enbridge’s Line 5 Tunnel Under the Straits of Mackinac is a Red Herring, and We’re Wasting Time For years, communities and advocates have called Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline under … Read more

A person is redirecting the spray from a fire hydrant on a sidewalk. Other children are standing nearby.

Three Ways Heat Waves are Impacting Americans More Than any Other Disaster

It’s no surprise that people across the US—and the world—are experiencing higher average temperatures year-round. The effects of this changing climate are all around us, from prolonged 20-year droughts to … Read more

A person is using a hose to water a flower garden.

Partnering with Communities to Advance Environmental Justice: Building Authentic Relationships Through Communication and Creativity 

This past summer, I joined the National Wildlife Federation as the Community Partnerships fellow, where I worked with the Community Habitat Team to understand how to engage in equitable outreach … Read more

Photo of volunteers on MLK Day

A Blueprint for Student Success: Martin Luther King Day 2023

Remember last year we had a freak snowstorm that reduced our Martin Luther King Day volunteers down to three people, including myself, but we still managed to put up bat … Read more

A small turtle surrounded by water takes in some sun atop a clump of grass and mud.

Continuing Sackett v. EPA into 2023 and the Potential Impact on Environmental Justice

This blog is the third in a six-part series. Here are the first, second, fourth, and fifth parts. Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency challenges both the authority and the integrity … Read more

A water fowl with feathers of black, white, gray, and brown is sitting in the water.

Clean water is a public right, but it is also…

This blog is the second in a six-part series. Here are the first, third, fourth, and fifth parts. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) held opening arguments on … Read more

A man wades through brown floodwaters. There is a building and trees in the background.

COP27 is over, but Loss and Damage is not

The United Nations Climate Change Conference “COP27” was held from November 6th until November 20th  in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to assess progress in tackling the climate crisis. The conference concluded … Read more

Indigenous Leaders Call on Canadian and U.S. Governments to Reform Mining in British Columbia

Indigenous leaders from the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Canada flew to Washington, D.C. in early December to meet with Biden Administration officials, members of Congress, and representatives from the Canadian … Read more