In the Environmental Movement, Black Voters Matter

In the Environmental Movement, Black Voters Matter

As Black History Month draws to a close today, it is important to take stock of the environmental movement’s progress when it comes to environmental justice.  Suffice it to say that today may be the best of times in terms of recognition of the problem, but also the worst of times as well.  Environmental and climate injustice in this country are as bad as they have ever been given the Trump administration’s policies favoring corporate polluters and particularly fossil fuel companies.

 

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Historic Harrington School: A Gem of African American History In A Beautiful Landscape

Historic Harrington School: A Gem of African American History In A Beautiful Landscape

As Black History Month comes to a close, we wanted to highlight parks like the Harrington Community Park on St. Simons Island, Georgia, that conserves an important piece of African American history in the region, as well as ecologically sensitive wetlands, ponds that provide habitat for federally endangered wood storks and other native wildlife.

Why This Matters:  Local parks can and should celebrate the natural world and, when possible, our history — both are an important part of the heritage that we want to pass down to future generations.

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One cool thing: 9 pioneering African American outdoorspeople

One cool thing: 9 pioneering African American outdoorspeople

Check out Sierra Club’s recent profile of 9 pioneering African American outdoorspeople. We highly recommend that you read the entire profile of the following trailblazers and explorers

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