Climate activists march for justice post-Sandy

5 Years Post-Sandy, Activists Call For Climate Justice

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An outpouring of activists and environmental advocates marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy — and call on government to take climate change seriously. Thousands crowded into Cadman Park Plaza in downtown Brooklyn ahead of the march, many carrying signs that read “Climate Justice Now,” “Soil Not… Read more »

UPROSE Director Elizabeth Yeampierre

Yeampierre Among Latinx Climate Change Leaders

in Grantmaking, New York

Huffington Post recently profiled Latinx leaders making a difference in climate change activism, pointing out that a recent study by Yale Climate Change Communications found that Latinx people are significantly more worried about climate change than other groups and willing to take action. They also tend to be more vulnerable to air pollution and extreme weather because of where… Read more »

CEJA at a climate justice event

CEJA-Sponsored CA Clean Energy Investments Act Becomes Law

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California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed AB 523, the Equity in Clean Energy Investments Act, was authored by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino). The bill has been a priority of Reyes and of its co-sponsors, the Women’s Policy Institute and Solutions Project grantee California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA). The bill would dedicate at least 25 percent… Read more »

activist with megaphone

Philanthropy In an Era of Sweeping Social Movements

in Grantmaking

Inside Philanthropy examined strategies for grantmaking organizations to keep up with fast-evolving social movements, including protests and anti-Confederate campaigns post-Charlottesville, protests in Phoenix against the pardon of Joe Arpaio, disability-rights activists’ defense of healthcare coverage, and immigrant-rights activists’ work against the end of DACA, and they highlighted Solutions Project’s work in their analysis. They pointed out that… Read more »