Project Description

Did you know that the poor and vulnerable are the first to suffer and the worst hit by climate change? 

Marginalized groups that contribute the least to carbon emissions often face the worst consequences of global warming: unhealthy living conditions, worsening poverty, and a higher risk for displacement due to sea-level rise, drought, and other climate-related disasters.

How can we ensure fair treatment of the young, low-income communities, racial or ethnic minorities, and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)? How can we reform the systems that create climate change and perpetuate discrimination?

Support climate justice and help create a more just and sustainable world.

WHY DO IT?

  • To protect the rights of vulnerable communities.

  • To promote legislation that can right climate injustices.

  • To ensure safe living conditions and a living wage for all.

  • To prevent vulnerable communities from being displaced.

  • To re-distribute resources more equitably.

GET INSPIRED

GET STARTED

FIRST STEPS

Here are some first steps you can take to support climate justice:

  •  Learn about climate justice

  • Join a climate justice action group

  • Donate to climate justice groups

  • Volunteer for a climate justice group

  • Speak up for justice at public events

  • Model community action for future generations

  • Acknowledge Indigenous people whose land we stand on

NEXT STEPS

Here are more actions you can take to step up your activism:

  • Recognize victims of climate justice

  • Ask politicians to support climate justice policies

  • Support laws that foster climate justice

  • Advocate for justice with local governments

  • Join the campaigns of climate justice leaders

  • Hold corporations to account

  • Run for local office

FEATURED ACTIONS

Green Change partners and community members recommend these timely actions:

LEARN MORE

These groups and resources can help you support climate justice:

See Also

LOCAL RESOURCES

Marin & North Bay:

Bay Area

California

CREDITS

This page was created by members of the Green Change Network and our partners. Thanks to all our contributors!

Editors: Fabrice Florin, Bridget Mazzini, Sarah Turner

Researchers: Lily Cohen, Bridget Mazzini, Marilyn Price

Contributors: Alma Soongi Beck, Hannah Estrada, Edward Quevedo

Photo: Joe Brusky, Flickr

Videos: It’s time for Climate Justice by Greenpeace; Youth vs Apocalypse: #UPROOTtheSYSTEM by Peter Menchini, Maya Media

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This action is featured on our Take Action page, where you can find more climate actions to consider. 

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