Coal Blooded Action Toolkit from the NAACP
From our partners at the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program
Welcome to the Coal Blooded Action Toolkit! Your community now has the necessary framework and tools to build a foundation for eliminating pollution from coal, one of the most important steps we can take, in our march to advance Environmental and Climate Justice. Whether you are a leader, partner or participant in a coal campaign, your role is critical to creating change.
This journey will give each unit the necessary tools to become even stronger leaders in the community and advance the NAACP mission as champions of justice through upholding civil and human rights. The time and effort is now up to you and your community.
By following the modules in the Coal Blooded Action Toolkit, your unit will experience writing letters to decision makers, using the media to advance your cause, organizing community meetings, negotiating with plant owners, etc., towards the ends of reduction of harmful pollution, improving health outcomes, increasing investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy, creating sustainable, healthy jobs/careers, and more. These activities were designed for communities to succeed and most importantly, use them as tools to do so.
Keep in mind the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program Objectives to Reduce Harmful Emissions, Advance Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy, and Improve Community Livability and Resilience are being reflected in the work that your unit is doing through the Coal Blooded Campaign.
These three pillars are crucial to transforming the community and the world. In implementing this campaign, you will also be advancing one of the key objectives of the NAACP Strategic Plan. (a.k.a. “The Game Changers”)
The role each member in your community will play in creating the pathway to environmental justice is an ambitious one, but that is why as leaders you have chosen this way. And those efforts are to be applauded!
Committing to Environmental and Climate Justice is no easy task and your community paves the way for those to come after you. What the community accomplishes will be something that you all want to be proud of and share not only with other communities, but the world! So start the challenge with this in mind as you check activities off the
list and create the change you want to see in your community and in our world!