Seattle’s new environmental justice agenda was built by the people it affects the most

By Clayton Aldern So you want to find a way for your city to acknowledge and begin to repair the damage that pollution, food insecurity, and unequal access to transportation inflict on communities of color and other marginalized groups. Great — now what? If you’re Seattle, you hold a Vietnamese karaoke...

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From Communities of Color for Climate Justice: Principles of Climate Justice

Climate change poses one of the greatest threats to social, economic, and racial equity here in Washington State and across the world. Our jobs, health, and communities where we live are threatened by the consequences of climate change and without bold interventions, we can expect more severe heat-waves, flooding, exposure...

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Advancing Human Rights: Knowledge Tools for Funders

The International Human Rights Funders Group and the Foundation Center‘s Advancing Human Rights: Knowledge Tools for Funders initiative is a multi-year effort to track the evolving state of global human rights funding and create a set of powerful, interactive data and research tools to help human rights funders and advocates increase their...

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Directory of Human Rights Funders

The International Human Rights Funders Group is a great resource for grantmakers and grantseekers alike. One of their numerous tools is the Directory of Human Rights Funders. It is designed to enable organizations to search for human rights funders by several key criteria: areas of rights funding, activities supported and geographic focus. To access...

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The Meaning of Sustainability

Below are excerpts from Professor Albert A. Bartlett’s article, The Meaning of Sustainability. To read the full article click here. To be directed to Professor Bartlett’s site click here.    Background on Sustainability  In the 1960s and 1970s, it became apparent to many thoughtful individuals that global populations, rates of...

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Holding Corporations Accountable for Damaging the Climate

A new report published by the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide concludes that courts in several countries are poised to pursue climate justice. “Some people are profiting enormously from damaging the climate, while others will bear the costs of that climate damage,” says Jennifer Gleason, ELAW Staff Attorney. Jen led a...

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AMERICAN CLIMATE VALUES 2014: Insights by Racial and Ethnic Groups

The 2014 American Climate Values survey oversampled three American racial and ethnic groups: African, Asian, and Hispanic/Latino Americans to analyze if and how they differ from national averages and each other in how they understand and respond to climate change. In addition to the applicable consensus, demographic, and psychographic findings from this...

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The Divest-Invest Philanthropy Campaign

The Mize Family Foundation envisions a planet in which humans co-operate to create and foster a sustainable natural environment. Climate change is the greatest threat to the sustainability of the planet. One of the most important steps our foundation can take in advocating for a resilient society is to divest...

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