LULAC Environmental Programs

Improving the quality of the Latino lives through environmental sustainability and conservation

Through on-going partnerships with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), The Energy Foundation, and other community organizations, LULAC has been a key ally in advocating for environmental sustainability and clean energy at the local, state, and national level. LULAC believes that addressing environmental issues and holding stakeholders accountable will improve the quality of life for Latinos living the US.

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LULAC Environmental News & Press Releases

Apr 5, 2017
Extreme Executive Orders — A Reckless Assault on Life-Saving Protections
LULAC’s Executive Director Brent Wilkes examines the effect of Trump's Executive
orders on Latino and immigrant communities.
Feb 7, 2017
Shut It Down! Shut It Down! — Latino Voices Pushing Environmental Action
LULAC Director of District 17, shares the environmental impact and health risks
associated with fossil fuel dependent plants.
Jan 18, 2017
Scott Pruitt’s EPA Means Disastrous Consequences For Latinos
LULAC’s Executive Director Brent Wilkes authors an op-ed via Huffington Post on
the devastating effects of Scott Pruitt heading the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA).
Dec 16, 2016
Latinos: The Cultural Environmentalists
LULAC Director of Policy and Legislation, Luis Torres, highlights how Latinos
believe environmental issues such as climate change and the pollution are a
top priority they urge the new administration to act on.
Sep 13, 2016
LULAC and GreenLatinos Stand in Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
LULAC and GreenLatinos join Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota to
protest the construction of a pipeline that would devastate their homeland
and raise environmental concerns.
Jun 2, 2016
Latinos and the Environment: A Conversation on Pollution, Toxic Chemicals, and Conservation Efforts
Latino Michigan residents share their experience surrounding the Flint water crisis.
Apr 23, 2016
Environmental Justice: Protecting Civil Rights Means Fighting for Clean Water, Air, and Food
LULAC Director of Policy and Legislation, Luis Torres, highlights how Latinos
believe environmental issues are a top concern despite the media's portrayal
of Latinos being single-issue voters.
Jan 30, 2016
LULAC of Illinois Provides Relief to Latino Community in Flint, Michigan
Local LULAC council partners with the Red Cross to provides aid and supplies to the
residents of Flint, MI.

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