Environmental and Climate Justice at UUCC
Environmental and Climate Justice is both a prime motivator of, and a key goal for, the UUCC Climate Crisis team and our projects. Environmental and Climate Justice focuses on the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, especially those on the margins, in environment and climate issues.
Not surprisingly, the climate crisis disproportionately adversely affects the poor and the less powerful. Because of this, fighting against climate change is in and of itself a social justice and environmental justice cause.
The UUCC Climate Crisis team has targeted projects to support people who are being disproportionately affected by the climate crisis. We have active Climate Crisis projects for Women & Girls, Youth and in legislative Advocacy. UUCC is also very active in Racial Justice issues. In 2022, the UUCC Climate Crisis Team will focus the first half of 2022 on Climate Justice and those affected, and the second half on the causes. Read More. Questions? New to this group? If you have interest, ideas, or questions, or want to join the Planning Team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Racial Justice is Climate Justice
Please watch this NAACP video about the intersectionality of racial and climate justice, and consider signing the associated petition.
Climate Change is also a Racial Justice Problem
The Washington Post
- All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. An anthology of writings by 60 women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.
- I’m a black climate expert. Racism derails our efforts to save the planet. By Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, The Washington Post.
- Omission of air pollution from report on Covid-19 and race ‘astonishing’ Failure to consider dirty air as a factor in higher death toll among ethnic minorities wholly irresponsible, say critics.
- In this op-ed Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. of Hip Hop Caucus explores and explains why the destruction of our planet means greater harm to Black and marginalized communities.