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Environmentalists For Black Lives Matter

Environmentalists For Black Lives Matter
Social justice cannot wait. It is not an optional “add-on” to environmentalism. It is unfair to opt in and out of caring about racial injustices when many of us cannot. These injustices are happening to our parents, our children, our family and our friends. I’m calling on the environmentalist community to stand in solidarity with the black lives matter movement and with Black, Indigenous + POC communities impacted daily by both social and environmental injustice.
Please learn more about intersectional environmentalism and take the pledge.
What is Intersectional Environmentalism?
This is an inclusive version of environmentalism that advocates for both the  protection of people and the planet. It identifies the ways in which injustices happening to marginalized communities and the earth are interconnection. It brings injustices done to the most vulnerable communities, and the earth, to the forefront and does not minimize or silence social inequality. Intersectional environmentalism advocates for justice for people + the planet. 
Intersectional Environmentalist Pledge:
I will stand in solidarity with Black, Indigenous + POC communities and The Planet. 
I will not ignore the intersections of environmentalism and social justice. 
I will use my privilege to advocate for black + brown lives in spaces where this message is often silenced
I will proactively do the work to learn about the environmental and social injustices Black, Indigenous + POC communities face without minimizing
I will respect the boundaries of BIPOC friends and activist and not demand they perform emotional labor or do the work for me 
I will share my learnings with other environmentalists and my community 
I will amplify the message of Black, Indigenous + POC activists and environmental leaders
I will not remain silent during pivotal political and cultural moments that impact BIPOC communities
Information from Leah Thomas @greengirlleah