In their quest to solve climate issues, environmental organizations have in the past imposed harms and exacerbated problems in low-income communities and communities of color. In this talk, I bring these injustices to light and discuss how organizations can change their behavior to address both environmental justice and greenhouse gas emissions at the same time. As the Associate Vice President for Environmental Justice and Equity Initiatives at The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), I will show how we are reimagining climate action to include respect, results, innovation, optimism, and integrity into a new organization structure where equity and justice are woven into our DNA. Please join me to learn more about the how organizations who care about climate change can rethink how to create both global climate outcomes and local environmental and equity outcomes for environmental justice communities.
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