Thursday, September 29, 2022

Latino Children Suffer Higher Rates of Asthma-Related Hospitalizations Triggered by Pollution

          According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Gina McCarthy, carbon pollution and other toxic chemicals have contributed to the growing asthma crisis in the country that now affects 1 in 10 Latino children and 3.6 million Latinos. The chemicals from carbon pollution continue to disproportionately affect Latino children who […]

Comentarios from Maria: For Latinos, Climate Change is a Priority

In recent years, Latinos have seen firsthand how climate change and natural disasters have intensified across the world. The Latino community, being one of the demographic groups most affected by climate change, is very concerned about how this affects us and future generations. That’s why my work with Voces Verdes, a national organization of Latino […]

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 […]

2013 CNN Hero of the Year Awarded For River Cleanup Initiative

Chad Pregracke of Illinois was one of ten recipients of the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year awards for his dedication in cleaning up the Mississippi River and other waterways across the United States. “People want to see change and are stepping up to make change,” said Pregracke in a CNN video highlighting his work. […]

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 […]

Guest Blogger Series: Adrianna Quintero “Yet Another Poll Shows Latinos Want Political Candidates Who Support Clean Air and Clean Energy”

Last week, a poll of Latino voters in Colorado again showed that when it comes to environment, Latinos want political candidates who support clean air and clean energy. A poll released last week by Latino Decisions on behalf of Nuestro Rio showed that Latino voters in Colorado want oil shale companies to disclose any potential […]

Latinos Believe Having More ‘Green’ Jobs Will Help the Economy

In a recent poll commissioned by the California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, two-thirds of Latinos voters identify as conservationists and overwhelmingly believe they can protect the environment and create jobs at the same time. Susana De Anda, co-director and co-founder of the Community Water Center says she agrees that “Latinos value the environment,” […]