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


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Featured Posts

343 Twenty years ago today, President Clinton signed Executive Order 12898. This landmark victory for the Environmental Justice movement was the first serious action to address environmental justice at the federal level -- requiring federal agencies to stop minority and low-income populations from being dumped on, polluted on, and incinerated on “disproportionately”.

But does the Order do enough?

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