This week marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, a day in which the global community pauses to celebrate our connection to our mother planet, Pachamama.
Yet, as it has become increasingly clear, one day of the year is not enough. For many communities, Latinos included, the consequences of damage to the environment are something to be dealt with every day. These communities breathe the dirtiest air, live near the dirtiest of polluting power plants, and in the areas most threatened by climate change.
The links between climate, environment and poverty are well documented, and are increasingly the subject of discussion among organizations that focus on environmental justice. This Tuesday, I’ll host a conversation examining these links, as well as the challenges, opportunities and potential solutions to today's most pressing environmental issues.
My guests will be:
• Kathleen Sutcliffe, +Earthjustice
• Jose Gonzalez, +Latino Outdoors
• Lucia Olivia Hennelly, Environmental Defense Fund