Happy Black history month! This is a time of remembrance, affirmation and action, and we at VAIPL wish to offer our blessings to people all over the world who celebrate with us. Let us take the time to honor the deep history and culture of our brothers and sisters, who continue to make history. As a black women led climate and environmental justice organization, VAIPL will continue to advocate for equitable transportation, just energy policy, and clean water for all.
Black History Events
Uplifting Black Voices
Environmental Justice Heros
For the month of February, we wish to introduce environmental justice heroes. Each week, a different environmental advocate will be featured on our website.
Week One: Venessa Nakate
A global climate justice advocate and author. Read more about her on our blog, by clicking here!
Week Two: Gloria Jean Watkins
A Black author, centered on feminism, nature, and social equity. Read more about her on our blog, by clicking here!
Week Three: Amariyanna Copeny
A youth advocate fighting for the need for clean water. Read more about her on our blog, by clicking here!
Week Four: Congressman A. Donald McEachin
A U.S. representative advocating for the environment. Read more about him on our blog, by clicking here!