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​Washington Environmental Health Disparities Map

​Washington Environmental Health Disparities Map

​Washington Environmental Health Disparities Map In winter 2017, the Washington Environmental Justice Mapping Work Group was initiated by Front and Centered, an environmental justice coalition of organizations rooted in communities of color. The resulting interactive mapping tool developed by the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) and partners ranks Washington communities most impacted by environmental…

Marinel Ubaldo / Philippines

Marinel Ubaldo / Philippines

Marinel Ubaldo / PhilippinesIn 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, killing over 6,000 people. Marinel, who was 16 at the time, survived. Now 24, and a well-known youth activist, Marinel has spent years tirelessly campaigning for environmental rights and is demanding justice for her community. Marinel is fighting for other governments, especially of wealthier countries…

Ridhima Pandey / India

Ridhima Pandey / India

Ridhima Pandey / India  In 2013 that Ridhima Pandey, one of India’s young environmental activists, saw the devastating effect of climate change in India in the form of the Kedarnath flood, the equivalent of a Himalayan tsunami. The event galvanized her resolve to do something. Ridhima filed a petition in 2017 at India’s National Green Tribunal, which…

Swedish Environmental Activist, Greta Thunberg

Swedish Environmental Activist, Greta Thunberg

Swedish Environmental Activist, Greta Thunberg  “The climate and ecological crisis can unfortunately no longer be solved within today’s systems,” said Greta Thunberg to the Davos Group in January. Thunberg, a Swedish teen and worldwide phenomenon, is now 18 years old and has become internationally known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action against climate change….

Environmentalists and Dam Operators, at War for Years, Start Making Peace

Environmentalists and Dam Operators, at War for Years, Start Making Peace

Environmentalists and Dam Operators, at War for Years, Start Making PeaceHow are unlikely partners getting more clean energy from hydro-power while reducing the environmental harm from dams? The industry that operates America’s hydroelectric dams and several environmental groups announced an unusual agreement to work together to get more clean energy from hydro-power while reducing the environmental harm from…

Who is on President Biden’s environmental team?

Who is on President Biden’s environmental team?

Who exactly is President-elect Biden’s Environmental Team? President-elect Joe Biden finally announced the key members of his environmental team on December 19th. He made a declaration that his administration will connect the effort to reduce planet-warming emissions by restoring the economy and creating jobs.  The climate team will be “ready on day one, which is essential…

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