by Megan Smith, OTH

In honor of Earth Month 2022, OTH is highlighting The Alternatives Project (TAP) and three of their associated organizations for their efforts in environmental justice. These organizations exemplify the power of the people to resist the current extractive economy organizing society today and offer hope that there are alternatives to creating an equal and sustainable future for humanity and our earth. TAP is a transnational organization on a mission to build “a global collective, critical voice-oriented towards education. 

UPROSE

Read about UPROSE, a women of color-led, grassroots organization that established Sunset Park Climate Justice Center, a climate adaptation and community resiliency planning project in Brooklyn, New York.

The Sunrise Movement

The Sunrise Movement is a youth led movement that is fighting climate change through their current campaign “The Green New Deal,” a congressional resolution to mobilize American society to use 100% clean and renewable energy, sustainable living-wage jobs for all, and a people centered economy.

The United Frontline Table

The United Frontline Table is an indigenous-led organization that is human-centered and focused on building a regenerative economy that respects the principle of all peoples right to health and equal environmental law.

 

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