A Primer on Environmental Justice and Children – Q&A with Children’s Environmental Health Network

With contributions from Kristie Trousdale. What is environmental justice and how does it connect with children’s wellbeing and development? Environmental justice is achieved when all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, are able to live, learn, work, play, and pray in places with clean air to breathe and safe water to drink and…

Investing on the Frontlines of Climate Change: A funder toolkit on climate, health, and equity

This new toolkit, developed as a partnership between eight philanthropic support organizations, is intended to accelerate investments by helping funders gain a sense of a large, complex, and interconnected landscape of climate and health funding. The suggestions are designed to build a more equitable response to climate change and to explore a number of ways…

Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: Policy Brief for the United States of America

Released annually, this policy brief from the Lancet provides an overview of the state of climate change and health in the United States. It includes recommendations to create a healthier, more sustainable climate, including transitioning to healthier, more sustainable agricultural practices; removing fossil fuel subsidies; shifting to zero carbon electricity; increasing access to healthy transport…

Deadly Air Pollutant “Disproportionately and Systematically” Harms Americans of Color, Study Finds – Washington Post

Recent research shows the large racial disparities in exposure to fine particulate matter from traffic, construction, and other aspects of daily life. Exposure to fine particulate matter causes long-term respiratory problems and premature death. This article from the Washington Post explains this research and how it fits into current policy solutions and advocacy campaigns.