Courtney Bourgoin, firstname.lastname@example.org
In recognition of Latino Conservation Week, Ramón Cruz, President of Sierra Club, released the following statement:
“This week, we celebrate and recognize Latinx activists around the world who continue forging a more inclusive, equitable environmental movement— fighting for a sustainable future, where all people can benefit from a healthy, thriving planet. The rich Indigenous heritage of the Latinx community laid the groundwork for modern-day environmentalism, providing the blueprints for zero-waste societies, sustainable living, and stewardship of the land. And yet, many Latinx communities are some of the hardest hit by the climate crisis— suffering from high levels of pollution, devastating climate disasters, and a lack of access to green spaces.
“We are immensely grateful to Latinx environmental activists including the Hispanic Access Foundation, Latino Outdoors, the Southern Border Communities Coalition, Green Latinos, and so many more who continue to do the hard work of creating a truly intersectional environmental movement that centers justice as a key pillar of ending the climate crisis.
“Large environmental institutions, including the Sierra Club, must actively follow the lead of and provide resources to Latinx communities that have been the longtime caretakers of our planet. We are powerful together, and when we show up together, we can create powerful change that lasts for generations. We will continue working in solidarity with Latinx activists to safeguard the lands, air and water on which our communities depend.”
About the Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3.5 million members and supporters. In addition to protecting every person's right to get outdoors and access the healing power of nature, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org.