Monday, September 16, 2019

Fernando Cazares “Week Of Latino Action For Climate Action”

The past week and a half has been an exciting whirlwind of Latino engagement in support of climate action. Two Sundays ago, alongside thousands of other Latinos, I had the chance to participate in the People’s Climate March in New York along with 400,000 people from every corner of our nation, calling on the leaders of over […]

Latino Decisions Research Brief: Latino Voters Overwhelmingly Support Environmental Conservation

Latino Decisions, a prominent Latino public-opinion research firm, released a new research brief which concluded that Latinos are not only concerned about climate change and conservation but overwhelmingly in favor of public policy that will ensure sustainable environmental protections. Latino voters are particularly invested in supporting policy that will improve water quality and curb air […]

Guest Blogger: Adrianna Quintero “From Farms to Solar Farms: Women Are Leading the Fight on Climate Change”

On March 8th, we celebrated International Women’s Day, so it’s only fitting to also celebrate some of the many ways that women are helping to solve one of the biggest challenges of our time: climate change. It is well-recognized that in many ways, climate change disproportionately impacts women. However, from farms to solar farms, women around […]

Guest Blogger: Adrianna Quintero “Americans & Latino Americans to Tea Party: We Want our EPA”

Most, if not all of us, are applauding the fact that after a 16-day standoff, lawmakers were able to come to an agreement that puts the government back to work. While the devil may be in the details, and concessions were made on both sides, the importance of knowing that our country can meet its […]

Latinos See Climate Change as Serious Issue, Support Taking Action

According to a national poll conducted by the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), 74% of Latinos believe climate change is a very serious problem. A total of 1,218 Latinos were polled as a response to President Obama’s comments about climate change in his State of the Union address. The Latino response was 10% higher than […]

Green Hopes from the Next Generation: Young Latino Advocates Environmental Goals for Obama’s (2nd) First 100 Days

While watching President Obama’s inauguration speech, Andrea Delgado felt a surge of optimism. Paradoxically, it was one of Obama’s more somber statements that gave her hope: his acknowledgement that a failure to address climate change would be “a betrayal to our children and future generations.” The President’s message of urgency resonated with her. “Latinos get […]

Voces Verdes: Latino Leaders Take Stance on Environmental Pollution

Voces Verdes, an independent, non-partisan organization of Latino leaders advocating for the environment, has long taken a stance against the negative health impact that pollution has on Hispanic communities. Earlier this month, Voces Verdes and partners took their concerns about harmful pollutants to the White House, asking for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama […]

Latinos Can “Breathe Easier” Thanks to EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard

Today, Voces Verdes, Presente, the National Hispanic Medical Association, their allies and members applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s and Obama Administration’s release of a proposal to limit industrial carbon pollution from new power plants, which is critical to protecting public health. “Power plants release more than two billion tons of dangerous carbon pollution and other […]

GUEST BLOGGER SERIES: Adrianna Quintero “Staying the Course towards a Clean Energy Future”

Latinovations would like to thank Adrianna Quintero for her contribution to La Plaza. Americans recognize the need for legislation that will create jobs, cut our oil imports in half and reduce the carbon pollution that threatens us all. Business and labor leaders, national security experts, environmentalists and others want to move forward into the clean […]