Environmental Justice

Environmental justice is the fight to address the disproportionate effects of environmental degradation and climate change on people of color, low-income communities and other marginalized groups.

The Power Shift Network views the fight for environmental justice as part of the larger fight for social justice. A social justice framework can unite our youth efforts with community groups protecting themselves from dirty industries, in a collaborative and diverse movement towards a clean and just energy future for all.

To increase the health and well-being of all people, we need to dismantle the systems of oppression that assign unearned privileges based on race, class, and gender. We need to provide solutions to our energy problems that everyone can participate in and everyone can benefit from, especially those who have suffered the most consequences as a result of our addiction to fossil fuels. It is in everyone’s interest to broaden and diversify the coalition of organizations working toward a clean energy future beyond the traditional “environmental” movement.

Please join us in building an inclusive and powerful movement towards justice.

Environmental Justice Programs & Projects


Recent Posts

Why Going to Jail for Climate Justice is More than a Responsibility: A Closer Look at Our Movement’s Tactics
Posted on April 28
Rebuilding The Gulf From The BP Oilpocalypse
Posted on April 15
From Little Village to the White House
Posted on April 15
Create Up to 10 Green Jobs in One Afternoon
Posted on April 12
Lisa Jackson is coming to Power Shift! Are you?
Posted on March 13
Chevron Is Guilty
Posted on February 18

Featured Posts

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are awful reminders that the climate crisis is not an abstract issue to be faced by future generations—it’s happening right now, and it’s devastating communities and taking lives. With fossil-fuel industry puppets in charge of the government, that means it’s up to us to defend those under attack.

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Although climate change will transform the face of the planet, our socio-economic systems ensure people of color have been affected first and will continue to be hit the worst. Luckily, our communities also have the solutions.

By Makayla Comas

Both of my homes are under attack.

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