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

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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