Vermont can do more to protect residents and communities from the devastating impacts of flooding.
New Study Reveals Community Ownership over Urban Development Linked to Greater Physical and Mental Health
“Widespread gentrification and neighborhood changes are clearly impacting the health of longtime residents,” said Reann Gibson, an HNS Research Scientist at Conservation Law Foundation (CLF). “Decades of redlining and racism have affected communities of color, and now gentrifying development is threatening these neighborhoods all over again. The study’s findings are yet one more reason why people must have power over the changes that could profoundly alter their communities.”
“All landfills eventually leak. While we ultimately need to move away from burying our waste, we need to make sure landfills are safe for New Hampshire in the meantime,” said Tom Irwin, Vice President CLF New Hampshire.
Darrèll Brown, vice president of CLF’s Rhode Island Advocacy Center, talks about the organization’s work to hold Big Oil accountable for failing to prepare its coastal facilities for the climate impacts its polluting products have caused.
We must prepare our coastal communities for the increasing frequency and damage associated with high tide flooding. Here’s how.
“Creating healthy communities that are resilient to climate impacts means putting people and their well-being at the center of our work,” said Deanna Moran. “These issues are affecting people’s lives as we speak, so this work has never been more important or more urgent. I’m thrilled for the opportunity to lead this team and continue my work at CLF.”
The way we grow our food has a big impact on our climate. Changing how we farm can help our climate rather than harm it.
Regenerative farmers can play a role in combatting the climate crisis. However, if more farmers are to transition to climate-smart regenerative agriculture, they need sufficient technical and financial support.
CLF’s forceful advocacy paid off in this year’s Rhode Island legislative session with laws passed to help our climate, stop plastic pollution, and safeguard our drinking water from toxic chemicals.
As part of the CLF community, you are combining your voice with thousands of others across our region to push for a healthier and more thriving New England for all. You are directly supporting meaningful change for your state, your community, and your neighborhood – change that you’ll read about in the pages of this… Continue reading Conservation Matters Summer 2022: Year in Review