Patterson, Jacqueline (May 1, 2015) Building an Inclusive Movement to Advance a Sustainable Planet. CleanEnergy.org. Retrieved June 23, 2015 from.

This guest post was written by Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, and originally appeared on the Religious Action Center of Reformed Judaism blog on April 22, 2015 and is reprinted with permission.

We are all impacted by climate change and environmental injustice. Over half of us live in counties in violation of air pollution standards, storms like KatrinaIrene, and Sandy don’t discriminate in the devastation they unleash, and communities across the coastlines of this country are facing imminent displacement due to sea level rise, which is overtaking land and resulting in increased risk of storm surge.

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