This quick read guest essay from Margaret Renkl discusses environmental racism and why communities of color are often targeted by polluting industries. It covers multiple examples in recent history and also grassroots, community-led efforts to combat pollution.
This article from The New York Times outlines the history of FEMA’s differential responses to disaster in Black and White neighborhoods, and importantly, the long-term results of these differential responses. Namely, White families’ wealth often grows after disasters while Black families’ wealth often diminishes.
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…
There is a growing body of research on the mental health effects of climate change, especially on vulnerable populations, including children. This research report from the American Psychological Association, Climate for Health, and ecoAmerica provides background on what we know and suggestions for how to support individuals and communities to become more resilient in the…
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…
Are you interested in disaster relief or preparedness? This go-to resource introduces funders to a variety of strategies and ways to make disaster relief and preparedness more equitable.
Children’s Environmental Health Indicators: A Summary & Assessment – Children’s Environmental Health Network
This report from the Children’s Environmental Health Network lays out the aspects of a child’s environment that affects their health and provides an overarching look at the state of children’s environmental health in the US today.
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.
This interactive tool from The New York Times allows you to explore how the climate has change in your backyard over the past few decades. It’s a personal look at climate change and how quickly it is happening.
Taking in the climate change research can be overwhelming, leading to questions of what we can do to protect our planet and the ones we love. Some have suggested that one lifestyle change that might make a difference is to decide to have fewer children; this article from Vox explains why that thinking is flawed.