At the center of all WHPCA work is equity and environmental justice. Communities of color are hit hardest by the health and economic impacts of climate change and are most in need of advocacy and support. We strive to make each of our working groups and each of our projects advance anti-racist ideals.

Why Commit to Climate Justice?

Black People...

are 4-5x 

more likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19

are 1.5x

more likely to live in a county that has a failing grade for air quality.

are 2x

more likely to die as children from asthma compared to their white counterparts

have 68%

chance of living within 30 miles of coal fired power plant.

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