Today we celebrate the legendary civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the many women who also played integral roles in the fight against racial, economic and gender inequalities in America. From lunch counter sit-ins to nonviolent marches, those...
Environment and Infrastructure
The Environmental and Climate Justice Program was established in 2009 to better support community leaders organizing at the intersection of environmental issues and civil rights. Ensuring that communities are in the driver’s seat and centralizing self-determination as a core value is critical to the success of the NAACP as a change agent. This collection of case briefs profiles five NAACP units whose achievements in environmental and climate justice advocacy can be credited in large part due t...
by United States Department of Transportation
Many of the strategies that transportation agencies can take to increase active transportation, improve safety, improve air quality, and improve connectivity can improve equity if they are targeted in low-income and minority communities.
The Just Energy Policies and Practices Action Toolkit contains practical, user-friendly guidance on how you can phase out toxic energy - like coal, nuclear, and oil facilities - and bring in clean energy - like wind and solar. Start planning energy justice plans to best fit the needs in your community.
(Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization is a resource for local elected officials who want to re-invigorate and strengthen neighborhood centers of economy, culture, and history through a smart growth approach to development. Through public engagement, strategic planning, public commitment, and ongoing support, you can create a place that unites your community, attracts visitors, and supports businesses for years to come.