As an organization that works for a healthy planet and a safer world, we recognize that health and safety are enjoyed unequally across racial lines in our country. We recognize that addressing these inequalities must be an integral part of our mission and daily work. We stand in solidarity with people calling for racial justice, and we urge our members and supporters to do the same.

We offer some links to educate yourself on the links between racism and the climate crisis, and urge you to learn more about what you can do:

Read up on the links between racism and the environment, Somini Sengupta, New York Times, June 5, 2020.

We don’t have to halt climate action to fight racism, Mary Annaise Heglar, HuffPost, June 12, 2020.

Climate change tied to pregnancy risk affecting black mothers most, Christopher Flavelle, New York Times, June 18, 2020.

Black, Hispanic, and Latino people care about climate change the most, Drew Costley, OneZero, May 6, 2020.

PM2.5 polluters disproportionately and systemically affect people of color in the United States,
Christopher W. Tessum et al., Science Advances, April 28, 2021.

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