NAACP Empowerment Programs, Inc.

For The Environmental And Climate Justice Program

  • Amount
    $435,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    12/2/2015
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
Recognizing that more than 65 percent of African-Americans live within 30 miles of a coal plant, and that low-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately affected by climate change, the NAACP created the Environmental and Climate Justice Program in 2010. The aims of the program are to reduce harmful pollutants that harm community health and advance climate change, as well as to promote public awareness of and engagement on energy efficiency and clean-energy policies and practices. This grant will provide general support for the program.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.naacp.org 
Address
4805 Mount Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21215-3297, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for the Environmental and Climate Justice Program  
Recognizing that more than 65 percent of African Americans live within thirty miles of a coal plant, and that low-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately affected by climate change, the NAACP created the Environmental and Climate Justice Program in 2010. The aims of the program are to reduce harmful pollutants that harm community health and advance climate change, as well as to promote public awareness of and engagement on energy efficiency and clean energy policies and practices. The Program supports state and local NAACP units in key states to close dirty coal plants, further energy efficiency and clean energy, and defend the EPA’s ability to implement the Clean Air Act.
for the Environment and Climate Justice Program  
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Recognizing that more than 65 percent of African Americans live within thirty miles of a coal plant, the organization created the Environmental and Climate Justice Program in 2010 to reduce harmful global warming and other pollutants and advance pubic awareness of and engagement with clean energy issues. The Program would work with local volunteers and Black church leaders in key states to support efforts focused on replacing dirty coal plants with cleaner energy and defending the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce global warming emissions at power plants across the country.
for the Environmental and Climate Justice Program  
This is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Recognizing that more than 65 percent of African Americans live within thirty miles of a coal plant, the organization created the Environmental and Climate Justice Program in 2010 to reduce harmful global warming and other pollutants and advance public awareness of and engagement with clean energy issues. The Program supports state chapters, local volunteers, Black church leaders, and other allies in key states to close dirty coal plants and defend the EPA’s ability to implement the Clean Air Act. This is one of a group of grants aimed at reducing coal use in the United States.

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