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In terms of scale, no manifestation of corporate power can match the threat to the habitability of the planet itself. Even as climate change already wreaks devastation, often centralized in the communities least responsible for its occurrence, corporate power prevents a transition at a remotely adequate scale and speed, let alone a transition that would accord with basic principles of justice.

A livable future requires disempowering the actors with the largest stake in the status quo and creating the space for an equitable and necessary transformation of our energy and economic systems. Justice Catalyst supports efforts to get us there.

Communities for a Better Environment

The mission of CBE is to build people’s power in California’s communities of color and low income communities to achieve environmental health and justice by preventing and reducing pollution and building green, healthy and sustainable communities and environments.

Connie Cho
Meet the Fellow

Connie Cho is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Communities for a Better Environment working with Richmond and East Oakland, CA communities to secure clean energy and climate resiliency systems.

Denise Ghartey
Meet the Fellow

Denise Ghartey is a 2019-2020 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the Community Justice Project using a movement lawyering model to work on climate gentrification and racial justice.

Jordan Brewington
Meet the Fellow

Jordan Brewington is a 2021-2022 Justice Catalyst Fellow at the ACLU of Louisiana advocating for reparative justice and environmental justice for descendants of the enslaved being exploited by the plantation tourism industry and poisoned by the petrochemical industry.

Melodie Meyer
Meet the Fellow

Melodie Meyer is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst/Public Rights Project Fellow with the Yurok Tribe's Office of the Tribal Attorney advocating for and implementing indigenous climate justice.

Nick Cross
Meet the Fellow

Nick Cross is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow at Indian Law Resource Center assisting indigenouse people fight to protect territories and human rights through the Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon.

Resources Legacy Fund

Resource Legacy Fund is a Justice Catalyst partner organization working with philanthropists to achieve climate conservation and environmental justice.

Sacred Lands, Native Hands

Sacred Lands, Native Hands' mission is to restore ancestral homelands to the hands of Indigenous people for traditional stewardship, protection, and perpetuation of a regenerative future.

Scott W. Stern
Meet the Fellow

Scott W. Stern is a 2020-2021 Justice Catalyst Fellow with Greenpeace International's Legal Unit addressing slavery at sea.

Sierra Club Foundation

The Sierra Club Foundation promotes efforts to educate and empower people to protect and improve the natural and human environment.