Summer has drawn to a close (check out our summer recap blog in case you missed it) and with it has come an action-packed fall.
Thank you to all of our partners and friends for all that you do to advocate for climate change solutions using your #Voces4Climate.
The #ActonClimate movement is made stronger and more equitable with your advocacy and involvement!
OUR FALL EN VIVO!
The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) hosted its DC metro area regional forum at the George Washington University Milken Institute, and Voces Verdes’ Climate Health Advisor Juan Declet-Barreto and Board Member Maria Cardona spoke about the ways in which public health professionals and advocates can leverage their own perspectives to make the case for supporting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.
A huge congratulations goes to Dr. Minerva Campos and Dr. Sergio Rimola, co-chairs of the NHMA DC Metro Steering Committee, the GWU Latino Student Medical Association and Voces Verdes leaders, for their efforts organizing this event! Check out Juan’s recap here.
Americas Latino EcoFestival (ALEF) brought together advocates from across the nation, equipping attendees with the information to combat the misconception that Latinos are uninterested in climate change issues. The message from #ALEF2015 resonated widely for all who were in Denver and beyond – check out photos here and even more at #ProtectMiTierra.
Art Credit: Jose Gonzalez, Green Chicano
SXSW, the Austin-based festival of film, interactive media, music and conferences, launched SXSWEco to celebrate innovation in technology and design that benefits the economy, environment and society, and environmentalists everywhere rejoiced…at least we did! Voces Founder Adrianna Quintero attended as a speaker and shared insights on how to communicate with Latinos about climate change and mobilizecommunities around climate action!
The National Bioneers Conference also hosted our very own Adrianna Quintero as a speaker, where her session "Re-imagining the Environmentalist" highlighted the changing face of our archetypal environmental leader – and also why diversity in the movement is crucial for sustainable success. Check out this incredible panel of women leaders!
Finally, we had another amazing TweetChat in partnership with our partners at Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC) for #EnergyActionMonth. The conversation discussed Latinos’ impact on the environmental movement, climate change’s impact on the Latino community, and the Clean Power Plan. The TweetChat drew a major audience, including Senator Robert Menendez! Thank you to all who participated and don’t forget to keep the conversation going with your state and local leaders!
PLEASE MEET OUR NEW FALL INTERN!
Originally from Chile and Florida, Andrea is a motivated renewable energy advocate and we are excited to have her with us here in Washington, DC. Please feel free to reach out to her directly via email or Twitter! Learn more about her:
Never lived in DC before last week
Did sustainable development work with an organization in Mexico
Excited to join Voces Verdes!
Always up for a glass of vino
VOCES FOR CLIMATE
- A Climate Change from a Latino Evangelical to a Latino Pope – Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero, President, National Latino Evangelic Coalition
- Buenos Dias DC on Latinos, climate change, and the Clean Power Plan – Dr. Sergio Rimola, MD FACOG; DC Metro Steering Committee Co-Chairman, National Hispanic Medical Association; Associate Clinical Professor Ob/Gyn, GWU and VCU Medical School (segment begins at minute 51:45)
- Hispanic Agenda: the Pope’s message to Latinos on climate change – Analisa Freitas, Project Coordinator; Voces Verdes
- Pope Francis Made Us Proud to be Immigrants – Maria Cardona, Board Member; Voces Verdes
- The Clean Power Plan – What’s In It For Latinos? – Vanessa Smith, Author & CEO; Chica Magazine
- We must all unite to protect our environment – Dulce Saenz, Organizing Program Director; Protegete - Conservation Colorado
- The Clean Power Plan Helps Improve Climate Quality Standards for Communities of Color – Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, Arizona’s 3rd District; Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee
- Texas Matters: Climate Change and Latinos – Lucia Oliva Hennelly, Campaign Manager; New Climate Partnerships, Environmental Defense Fund
- Hispanic Heritage Month – a Time to Celebrate and Agitate – Lisa Garcia, Vice President of Litigation for Healthy Communities; Earthjustice
NUESTROS TOP 5
1. American’s Denial of Climate Change Hits Record Low
2. Pope uses popularity to chart new direction for church and U.S.
3. Hispanic, African-American Populations Hit Hardest by Environmental Hazards
4. Phoenix Latino Youth Take Part In Global Protest, Demand Climate Action
5. Immigrant Latino neighborhoods are more likely to be exposed to cancer-causing pollutants: study
That's all for this month! Please let us know about any other upcoming events and activities in your area by sending us a message and adding your voice to the climate conversation!
And as always, thank you for all that you are doing to fight climate change and build Latino leadership in your communities.
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