The Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization Program
We work collaboratively with local and state officials and community leaders on projects that bolster community resilience and strengthen community assets.
We prioritize and incentivize projects and initiatives that align environmental investments with priorities and goals identified by front line communities.
We approach public policy with an environmental and climate justice lens while leading inclusive practices to ensure all stakeholders have a seat at the table.
The Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization Program is uniquely positioned to work with stakeholders across all levels of government to address the pertinent and urgent issues impacting frontline and fence-line communities through convenings, targeted campaigns, policy advocacy, education and training, technical assistance, and capacity building. By leveraging resources and co-developing projects with our partners, the program has tackled issues of infrastructure, climate-induced flooding, natural disaster preparedness, poverty, food insecurity, workforce development, safety in public spaces, and more to protect wildlife, people, and the planet.
Our program is founded upon the 17 Principles of Environmental Justice and the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing and we uphold four foundational pillars:
We build relationships with Black, Indigenous, Latine, Asian, Pacific Islander, and communities of lower wealth to elevate their voices, lived-experiences, and solutions in our program and policy advocacy to build authentic partnerships and allies
We center public health and economic health in our analysis to inform holistic solutions and recommendations that consider history, systems, and people in collaboration with environmental justice organizations, faith leaders, the private sector, government agents, elected officials, academia, intergenerational advocates, including youth, and more
We strive to breakdown systems of oppression and propose new policies and practices that build community power among frontline and fence-line communities through organizing, advocacy, resource-sharing, and amplifying issues and solutions via our media platforms and networks
We ensure that our practices and protocols bring wealth and financial stability among Black, Indigenous, Latine, Asian, Pacific Islander, and communities of lower wealth by investing in communities and proposing policies that provide economic relief to disinvested communities
Mustafa Santiago Ali
Executive Vice President
Senior Program Manager, Environmental Justice
Policy Specialist, Environmental and Climate Justice
Administrative Coordinator, Environmental Justice
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