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HIGHLIGHTED STORIES: People of Color Are Already Getting Hit the Hardest by Climate Change

25 Feb
Sixty-eight percent of African-Americans live within thirty miles of a coal-fired power plant, the zone of maximum exposure to pollutants that cause an array of ailments, from heart disease to birth defects.  Communities of color breathe in nearly 40 percent more polluted air than whites.  African-American children are three times as likely to suffer an asthma attack.  The NAACP launched its Climate Justice Initiative address the stark numbers head on.

More information here: http://m.thenation.com/blog/179407-people-color-are-already-getting-hit-hardest-climate-change

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Highlighted Stories: People’s Climate March

16 Aug

Climate change

Public health news
People’s Climate March
On Sept. 21, world leaders will be in New York City for a UN Summit to discuss climate change. This is our opportunity to mobilize and let these individuals know the importance of developing solutions to address the impact climate change is having on the health of people and the environment.

If you are interested in supporting this cause, register to attend the People’s Climate March by visiting http://www.peoplesclimate.org/march/ . For volunteering opportunities, please click here. If you are unable to come to New York City, you can still be an agent of change by participating in the Global Day of Action. To register, please visit http://www.peoplesclimate.org/global/.