Act Now for Climate Justice

www.daylife.com/photo/0fzPabd8Z5cXT Over the course of the last three weeks, I attended 3 conferences, 2 meetings, and 1 planning session all of which were focused on addressing the issue of climate change. Although these conversations ranged from identifying individual strategies to green one’s life, like changing the type of light bulbs you use and riding your bike to work, to the implementation of AB 32 & SB375, California’s 2006 Global Warming Solutions Act and supplemental 2008 Act to promote sustainable development, the one thing that was clear from all of these conversations is that the time to act on issues of climate change is now. I’m not sure if it was the image of the polar bear latched on to an ice cube in the Arctic or the data presented that shows how communities of color disproportionately experience the negative impacts of climate change (like the impact of extreme weather change), what I do know is that after these meetings the urgency is very real. There were some speakers at these events that I found to offer useful tips and compelling arguments for this urgency, so I compiled a resource list readers could use to act now.

Asian Pacific Environmental Network: http://www.apen4ej.org/

Apollo Alliance: http://apolloalliance.org/

Blue Green Alliance: http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/

Communities for a Better Environment: http://www.cbecal.org/

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights: http://ellabakercenter.org/

Environmental Justice & Climate Change Initiative: http://www.ejcc.org/

International Rivers: http://internationalrivers.org/

Movement Generation: http://www.movementgeneration.org/

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