I think about that time of renewal often as I walk my dog along Chicago’s tree-lined streets and iconic brick bungalows. It wasn’t that long ago. Yet many of today’s leaders lack the same courage to tackle a crisis, whether it’s climate change, COVID-19, or systemic inequality and racism. While the rest of us sift through the ashes left by these intersecting disasters, we’re told it’s too radical to want to build a better world.
I say what’s radical is the refusal to reimagine and rebuild a more just society — when the current one is so clearly broken.
At Earthjustice, we believe a better world is possible because we’ve spent decades fighting for it — and winning. We’re inspired by the tenacity and fearlessness of our clients and partners, as well as by the growing movement of young people and people of color who are deeply concerned about climate change and worsening systemic injustice.
That’s why Earthjustice, alongside an historic coalition of environmental justice and big green groups, created the Equitable & Just National Climate Platform in 2019. In the wake of multiple intersecting crises, this historic policy roadmap provides concrete solutions to rebuild our country in a sustainable and equitable way.
But we know you can’t create what you can’t see. That’s why we’ve commissioned artist Sally Deng to illustrate the world we believe in. We hope these illustrations inspire you to join us in building a just world, together.
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