The State of the Environment in Black and Brown America

National Townhall on Environmental Justice & Frontline Communities

The State of the Environment in Black and Brown America lifts a mirror up to our nation in this time of crisis and takes a hard look at the systemic racism, trauma, unjust policies, and actions that impact our most vulnerable communities across our country. This townhall builds upon a series of six private roundtable conversations that took place across the nation. During these roundtables, frontline community leaders, elected officials, and other key experts and environmental justice stakeholders discussed the impacts of COVID-19 on the pressures already facing these communities, and leaders shared policy solutions that are needed to ensure an equitable path to recovery.

To learn more about the roundtable series, please view our summary of findings: and submit your policy recommendations here by Friday, October 16:

Thank you to our National Partners for your continued leadership and commitment to environmental justice:

American Public Health Association

Amnesty International

BlueGreen Alliance

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

The National Coalition of on Black Civic Participation

The National Children's Campaign

The National Environmental Justice Journal

Union of Concerned Scientists

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More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 52 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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