I’m looking forward to a bright new future. I’m calling for an end to the destruction of natural habitats, of willful polluting, and over fishing, no more toxic waste and chemicals dumped in our oceans and waterways, a call for an end to fossil fuels, coal mining and the environmental racism of extractive capitalism. All of these issues disproportionately impact Black and brown people, for the profit of the few to the detriment of the rest of us and our planet.
One of many environmental activists to follow, to join:
Kari Fulton, who comes from the school of thought that everything you do is connected to the environment in some capacity. She calls her generation “Generation Why Not?”, and works to mobilize people by building awareness of the connection between environmental issues and social justice issues. Fulton co-founded www.Checktheweather.net a national online community and web platform to amplify the voices of young people of color advocating for environmental justice. In her capacity at EJCC, Fulton trains hundreds of young people at more than 50 universities, particularly students of color at historically black colleges, about the importance of building a green movement.