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Dr. Mildred McClain is an environmental justice activist from Savannah, GA and founder and executive director of the Savannah-based Harambee House/Citizens For Environmental Justice. Dr. McClain actively works to include youth in the fight for environmental justice and inspires them to pursue careers fighting for equality–as one of her former students wrote for Earthjustice.
However, this past week, Dr. McClain made headlines for her energetic speech (that many viewed as a sermon) at the 2019 Georgia Climate Conference. “It may seem like I’m an old Baptist preacher, but I’m not,” McClain told the audience at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. She went on to describe the injustice seen in her community and that “Less economically fortunate individuals are more vulnerable because they are less likely to have resources, including something as simple in Hudson Hill, my friend, as air conditioning and well-insulated homes.” Incidentally, issues that were the focal point of the recent Green New Deal for Public Housing Act.
When the topics for the first presidential debate were announced, climate change was notably omitted which seemed out of touch considering the persistent wildfires raging in California. However, at last night’s presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace surprised the nation by asking a pointed question to President Trump about his understanding of climate science, after the […]
by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer On Friday, an order from the chief judge of the Montana federal court removed acting Bureau of Land Management director William Perry Pendley. Despite never being confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Pendley served as acting director for 424 days, a full 214 days past the original deadline to […]
The COVID-19 pandemic and a series of devastating reports have made clear that our “debt” to nature must be repaid, and yesterday more than 60 world leaders, including the Secretary-General of the United Nations, pledged to conserve more of the natural world. They signed the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature, promising to address the climate crisis, deforestation, […]
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