The Environmental Justice Coalition is the first grassroots, youth-led movement mobilizing the next generation of activists in the fight for intersectional environmental justice and uplifting BIPOC and marginalized communities through political advocacy, policy development, community organizing, educational initiatives, and content creation. We are creating a pipeline for future environmental justice activists, climate scientists, sustainable policymakers, and empathetic leaders.
Researching leading environmental justice issues, connecting with key stakeholders, and crafting original policy solutions focused on sustainability and equity.
Fighting for the implementation of original policies and relevant environmental justice legislation through town halls, phone, email, and text banks, and meetings with legislators.
Developing a comprehensive curriculum on environmental justice, covering topics such as environmental racism, air pollution, and food insecurity.
Raising awareness about news and topics in environmental justice through social media, community outreach, and our publication.
We envision a future in which there is fair and equal treatment, equitable distribution of resources, and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexuality, or income level in the development, implementation, and enforcement of sustainable environmental laws, regulations, and policies on the local, state, and federal level.
Note From the Founders
We were both involved in policy, advocacy, and community organizing work at several of the same organizations in the crossroads of civil rights, public health, and algorithmic justice and instantly became close friends within two weeks of meeting. We discovered our shared passion for environmental justice and had both noticed a lack of youth involvement in the movement and lack of education and awareness around environmental issues outside of climate change. After a month of planning and many late night zoom calls, we launched the Environmental Justice Coalition with the goals to mobilize youth in the fight for environmental justice, bring a lens of intersectionality to the field, and uplift marginalized communities most impacted by environmental racism and injustices. We are a proud youth and woman of color-founded and led not for profit organization!
Rhea Goswami and Natasha Matta
Check out the organizations we have partnered with! For more information, click here.
Scroll through our campaigns and read more about our work and the impact they have had on communities.
- Public Health
- Climate Action
Water Infrastructure For All Campaign
American Jobs Plan Campaign
Expanding Access to Electric Vehicles Campaign
Science for the Future Campaign
Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Campaign Toolkit
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Based in the Bay Area and Northern Virginia.