My name is Parker, and I am New Voices’ East Oakland Air Quality Fellow. My family and I recently moved from East to West Oakland, which got me curious about how the air quality in these places differ. Keep reading to find out how pollution impacts my communities and what you can do about it!
New Voices Are Rising
“Community members need help to have their voices heard by decision makers — that’s why we are holding focus groups to amplify community voices,” shares Fellow Michelle. Read on to find out more about these focus groups and New Voices work to bring clean air to East Oakland.
Why is it important to plant trees in communities of color and low-income areas? How can cities create tree equity? Find out in this piece written by our New Voices Program Associate, Jada Delaney! Jada recently kicked off planting 100+ trees in West Oakland with a very successful, COVID-19 safe event. Read more here!
Grassroots Fund grantee Common Vision sent their chief puppet Jamari to investigate why trees are important to our communities health at New Voices Are Rising’s tree planting event. Watch the video to find out what Jamari learned!
“As this year’s Food Justice Fellow, I am trying to increase the accessibility of fresh and healthy food in communities with barriers to accessing them.” Click here to find out how our New Voices Fellow David is helping Oakland youth grow food justice, starting with soil testing!
Tell the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that East Oakland residents deserve a community plan to reduce pollution exposure. To support East Oakland residents, submit a public comment to CARB. Find more information here.
Watch this video to get to know our New Voices Are Rising 2020-21 Fellows: David – Food Justice Fellow, Michelle – AB617 Fellow, Natalia – Climate Resilience Fellow, and Parker – East Oakland Air Quality Fellow!
Written by Natalia, Climate Resilience Fellow Photos above: New Voices supports Local Clean Energy Alliance’s social media campaign to keep…
A few months ago, we all found ourselves having to make a fast and huge adjustment for our collective health and safety. For New Voices, this shift came at the height of our planning for the 2020 Summer Climate Justice Leadership Academy – a program that has always been in-person and hands-on. Find out how we reimagined our successful and entirely virtual 2020 Summer Academy!
Check out this interview between our New Voices Are Rising youth and the Producer and subject of the film This Land, Faith E. Briggs!