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In this blog, Dr. Torres-Valcárcel and Dr. Hernández-Delgado discuss how Puerto Rico’s recent bankruptcy, hurricanes, earthquakes, and socioeconomic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have provided a unique opportunity to comprehensively incorporate these issues into the formulation of a new economic model that prioritizes sustainable economic growth, climate change, natural disaster risks, and public health issues: the blue economy.

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Who is Leading the Way to a Better Future?

Who is Leading the Way to a Better Future? By Cynthia Hoyle In this blog Cynthia Hoyle, Sierra Club Board Member, shares her journey to a leadership role in the environmental movement and how it ties into advancing racial equity. She also explores the importance of diverse organizations and what the appointment of Sierra Club’s new…
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Decolonizing Power and Rebuilding Trust

In the film Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust, intergenerational women from Native American, Japanese American, and rancher communities form an unexpected alliance to defend their land and water. In this blog we hear from Ann Kaneko, Director and Producer of Manzanar, Diverted, and Impact Producer Jin Yoo-Kim on how they centered community and consent in their filmmaking process
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Revolutionizing the Environmental Movement by Centering Communities

Yesenia Rivera is the Executive Director of Energy Allies. As ED, Yesenia centers climate-impacted communities in clean energy projects, policy advocacy, and education. Yesenia has been a community organizer from the start, working alongside climate-impacted communities. Her first-hand experiences of energy insecurity mobilized her to advocate for eliminating barriers to solar for all. In this post, Yesenia shares how her grounding in community activism has informed the brand and programmatic transformation of the NGO she leads to create true allyship with local climate-impacted communities.
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Reflections on TWS in Color

In November of 2022, staff of color at The Wilderness Society (TWS) gathered for a retreat named TWS in Color. In this blog, TWS’s Vice President of Equity, Culture, and Learning Wordna Meskheniten reflects on the experiences and learnings of their convening and provides advice for other groups looking to better support their staff of color.
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The “War” on Climate Change Does Not Inspire Confidence or Success

Coming from a tradition of resilience through humor expertly modeled by her family, Jasmine grew up surrounded by wordplay, a love for the environment, and parents that could have been authors. Early on, this piqued her interest in how we talk and, later, how we talk about climate change. In this blog, Jasmine explores the current rhetoric employed when discussing climate change, its history and implications, and alternative approaches we can adopt moving forward.
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