Monday, August 19, 2019

Comentarios from Maria: Climate Change, the Challenge that Implicates Us All

Last week I had the enormous privilege of joining the environmental group, Moms Clean Air Force (MCAF), and Voces Verdes to express our grave concern for the alarming changes in climate that put the health of our children at risk. Each year some 6,600 children die prematurely and an additional 150,000 suffer from asthma attacks […]

Climate change emerging as hot, personal topic for Latinos

Last month, the New York Times – in partnership with Stanford University and Resources for the Future, an environmental research group– conducted a poll that found Latinos are more likely than non-Hispanic whites to view global warming as a problem that affects them personally, and that they are more likely to support policies aimed at […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Saving Mama Tierra for Our Children”

The other day, my daughter Maya Luna reprimanded me because I almost left a light on as we were headed out of the house. She said “Mama, estas lastimando a Mama Tierra! (Mama, you are hurting Mama Earth!).” I couldn’t have been more proud. My son Sebastian, who is obsessed with sharks and marine life, […]

Guest Bloggers: Rachel Wilf & Jorge Madrid “New EPA Rules Help Communities of Color Breathe Easier – New Standards Will Reduce Health and Economic Costs”

On this Earth Day all Americans can celebrate the Environmental Protection Agency’s commitment to ensure everyone can breathe clean air. But this commitment particularly benefits communities of color. Currently, African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians are especially vulnerable to air pollution’s health effects. Within the last year, however, EPA instituted new mercury and air toxics standards […]

Concern over Environment Greater Among Latinos and Asians than Whites

According to a recent Los Angeles Times/USC poll, Latino and Asian voters in California are more concerned about the environment, specifically over global warming, air pollution and contamination of soil and water than their white counterparts. The survey which examined attitudes on several issues such as global warming, air pollution and tainted soil and water, […]