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Four African American Environmentalists Fighting for Climate Justice

  In February 2022, the EPA announced plans to form an internal council to identify opportunities for more significant partnerships with HBCUs. This HBCU Council will “review the agency’s recruitment, resources, research, and community engagement efforts and provide recommendations to support the schools and their students.”  Two months later, the HBCU Climate Change Conference took …

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Environmental equity

How New Infrastructure Bill Can Increase Environmental Equity

The recently passed legislation known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act could have far-reaching positive effects on lower-income families. The bill allocates an estimated 1.2 trillion dollars to improve roads, bridges, transportation, green energy, water management, internet access, and jobs. However, what does that mean for people living in neighborhoods and cities that have …

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How GRID Alternatives’ Energy is Increasing Environmental Justice

According to EPA.gov, “Environmental justice (EJ) is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income for the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”  And while that’s an admirable goal being pursued, unfortunately, it is not the reality yet. One example is that …

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