Scientists sometimes get caricatured as white-coated elitists, but at the recent March for Science in Washington, D.C., I was reminded of the scientific community’s inclusivity and the importance of their work to environmental and social justice. Thousands of science advocates gathered in the rain-soaked capital and 600 other cities on six continents waving signs that read “Science Is for Everyone” and “So Bad Even the Introverts Are Out.”
For the first time in more than 100 years, the Waimea River on Kauaʻi will flow continuously through the iconic “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” A landmark deal will restore flows to the river that have been diverted since the sugar plantation era.
Groups representing communities of color that are disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution marched to the White House last weekend to let the nation know that these issues matter and must be dealt with.
UPDATE: In a lawsuit filed today, Earthjustice is representing a coalition of conservation and Alaska Native groups in a lawsuit against President Trump, challenging his unlawful executive order to jettison a permanent ban on new offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.
UPDATE:The totals are in: Miriam’s video, along with others, raised almost $22,000 for Earthjustice through Project for Awesome 2016. Thank you Miriam and all the other Project for Awesome participants—you make our work possible!
The first People’s Climate March in 2014 was the largest climate change mobilization in history, and it made a difference. The 2017 Peoples Climate March tomorrow can be an even brighter beacon in this dark moment.
Environmental justice groups will descend on Washington, D.C., this weekend from around the country to ramp up their fight against climate change. They will come together on April 29th for the Peoples Climate March march, walking from the U.S. Capitol to the White House and finally to the Washington Monument.