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‘Tis the Season to Protect Children’s Health

BY Ronnie Citron-Fink ON December 19, 2016
It’s time to get down to business – holiday business. While parents across the nation are rolling out Christmas cookies for their cuties to leave out for Santa, and lighting enduring Hanukkah and Kwanza candles, President-elect Trump is steamrolling a parade of fossil fuel-loving climate...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, Politics, Social Justice

One Mom’s Story From the Frontlines of the Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance

BY Ronnie Citron-Fink ON October 31, 2016
  Tensions at Standing Rock Camp escalated last week. With intensifying clashes between law enforcement and the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters, members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and allies continue to stand strong. The pipeline’s route threatens ancestral lands and risks environmental damage if it leaks under the Missouri River. And...

TOPICS: Activism, Motherhood, Social Justice

Latino Communities Want to Take Action on Climate Change

BY Lizette Escobedo ON October 7, 2016
Latino leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. recently for the National Latino Climate Leadership Forum to discuss how to best tackle environmental issues impacting Latinos. As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, low-income communities of color have been most negatively affected by climate change and environmental racism. Bringing Latino leaders...

TOPICS: Climate Change, Latino Community, Social Justice
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