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

Take Action: educate yourself on the links between racism and the climate crisis, and learn more about what you can do. Below are five excellent sources of information, and a link to the UN Stand Up for Human Rights campaign.

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.

Stand Up for Human Rights, A campaign from the United Nations to encourage each of us to stand up for the rights of all.

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