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Hazel (Haeseo) Choi was a 2022 Winter Fellow at Green 2.0 and graduated with a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from San José State University. She is passionate about community-driven solutions that meet economic, climate, and racial equity needs for communities of color. To mark the beginning of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Hazel writes about how the rise in Asian hate crimes affects her life and how to stand in solidarity against this injustice.

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Women’s Leadership is Key to Bringing Forward a Regenerative Future

In this co-written guest blog post, Seleyn DeYarus, Founder and Executive Director of Regenerative Rising, and Reilly Thomas, Regenerative Rising’s Content Coordinator, discuss how women’s leadership is a key to bringing forward a regenerative future and how convenings like the upcoming Women Leading Regeneration Summit, May 3-5, help facilitate that process.
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Artists Are Building Community Power: Daniel González

In this guest blog post by the League of Conservation Voters, we learn about artist Daniel González, who teamed up with LCV and Chispa AZ to make a beautiful papel picado inspired art installation. The piece called attention to the urgent need for climate justice, immigration rights and voter protection. LCV asked the artist some questions about his story and what climate justice means to him.
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El Pueblo Unido Jamás Sera Vencido (The People United will Never be Defeated)

Alyssa Rae Garza is pursuing their master’s degree in sociology at the University of Texas in El Paso, and developed a passion for climate justice after learning about environmental injustices in their hometown. She participates and learns from local grassroots coalitions and movements while applying an intersectional and jotería-muxerist (queer-Chicana/Latina/Latinx) lens to shape community organizing practices. 
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 ʻĀina Momona: Restoring a Land of Abundance 

‘Āina Momona is a Native Hawaiian 501(c)(3) organization founded by Walter Ritte for the purpose of achieving environmental health and sustainability through restoring social justice and Hawaiian sovereignty. In this guest blog post for Green 2.0, research and translation specialist Julie Au discusses the origins of the organization and why Hawaiian sovereignty is so important.
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Air Pollution: Black Communities are “Sacrifice Zones”

Shaila Vester-Skinner is a 2022 Winter Fellow at Green 2.0, and currently majoring in Environmental Science and Policy with a Concentration in Human response to climate change at George Mason University. In this blog post to mark Black Climate Week, Shaila writes about how air pollution has disproportionately affected Black and POC communities and why this needs to change. This story resonated with Shaila because as a Black woman, she doesn’t want to continue to see other POC/Black citizens endure these conditions.
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