WE ACT for Environmental Justice
WE ACT’s mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices.
WE ACT achieves its mission by accomplishing a clear set of goals linked to major issues impacting health and environmental justice. They work on climate justice, clean air, jobs, healthy homes, and sustainable and equitable land use focused in New York City.
Black Futures Lab
The Black Futures Lab transforms Black communities into active, interdependent, responsive public partners that change the way power operates—at the local, state, and national level.
The Black Futures Lab's mission is to engage Black voters year-round. They are committed to using their political strength to stop corporate influences from creeping into progressive policies and combine technology and traditional organizing methods to reach Black people everywhere.
Previously supported organizations
Defenders of Wildlife works to protect the native animals and plants in their natural communities. They protect and restore imperiled species throughout North America by transforming policies and institutions and promoting innovative solutions. This also includes combating climate change by developing and implementing adaptive conservation plans. Defenders champion and work to protect the Endangered Species Act.
We believe in the protection of all wildlife and endangered species. The impact of climate change on the environment not only affects us but animals and their natural habitats.
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Coral reefs have vibrant colors but many are dying off due to climate change and other environmental effects. Coral is mined for use as bricks and cement along with being harvested for jewelry. Not to mention water pollution (also, plastic pollution) and over-fishing causing detrimental effects to the coral reef system. This is why we support the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL). CORAL works with local communities to conserve and restore reef ecosystems.
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The Coral Reef Alliance partners with local communities to restore and protect coral reefs. There are numerous threats to reefs globally and directly, from climate change, overfishing, water pollution, and habitat destruction. As we advocate for no animal materials in jewelry, we believe the harvesting and collecting of coral for jewelry are devastating to marine life and leads to the decline of coral. The Coral Reef Alliance educates and works with local communities to prevent illegal activities and protect the reef.