Uniting the Fights for Racial Equity and Environmental Action

“The connections [between climate and racial justice] are inextricable,” says Yerina Mugica, who recently served as NRDC’s interim chief equity officer. “It’s a question of whether we choose to recognize that or not. The communities that are most impacted by racial injustice are the same communities that are most impacted by climate change and climate injustice. As we know, this is no accident or coincidence. It is part of the design of systems that were built on racism. So the solutions need to be built on anti-racism.”

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#goodidea: Out With Predatory Capitalism, In With a “Life Economy”

Throughout this global pandemic, we have clung to the hope that we can find #opportunityincrisis to create a better world moving forward. What some have referred to as the “Great Pause” has been full of hardships but has also given us the opportunity to reconsider our priorities and our values. Perhaps it is time to reconsider the nature of our current economic system and how it could evolve into something better for everyone.

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