When you think about climate what images play in your head? Mostly you think about distant lands with issues of unstable climates and animals who die because of pollution. The reality is much different. The facts paint a clearer picture: Coal plants emit harmful carbon pollution. Eighty-six percent of African Americans (6 in 10) live … Continue reading The #ActOnClimate Tour is coming to Detroit!
Building the youth movement – "At the recent Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference, the BlueGreen Alliance was proud to join NRDC in cohosting a Youth Climate Caucus in order to encourage young environmental and labor activists to join the movement to Repair America." -(Huffington Post) When it comes to environmental justice, it's about ensuring low-income, communities of color have … Continue reading Empowering a New Generation for a Stronger Economy & Ecosystem
On February 6th, US CAN brought together a wide range of groups to discuss goals, strategies and activities as well as to agree on common principles and desired outcomes moving forward to help curb carbon emission standards for new coal- fired plants. All participants were encouraged to testify at the EPA public hearing on carbon standards for new … Continue reading Cutting Carbon: Curbing Carbon Pollution Standards