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New Voices Focus Groups

New Voices: Focusing on East Oakland

“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.

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April 2021 E-News

April 2021 E-News Find out what our grantees have in store for Earth Day & so much more!

Check out our Earth Month E-News, to find out how to join us in celebrating Earth Day; meet the newest members of our team Micaela and Sage; hear from New Voices Fellow Michelle about the East Oakland air quality focus groups the students have been leading; and so much more!

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LA Riverkeeper

Creating a Resilient River Through Ecology & Community LA Waterkeeper Releases Report on River Assessment Field Team (RAFT)!

Check out LA Waterkeeper’s recent report on their River Assessment Field Team (RAFT) program after two years of gathering community science and find out how to take action for healthy watersheds!

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Planting Equity with New Voices

Planting Equity with New Voices

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!

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March 2021 E-News

March 2021 E-News Dogs Who Smell Orca Poop, Planting Equity in Oakland, Pulling Chairs Up to the Table, and more!

Check out the E-News to meet grassroots leaders who are pulling up their own chairs to the decision-making table; hear how New Voices is planting equity in West Oakland; find out how grantees are protecting orcas; meet board members from the Puget Sound Stewardship & Mitigation Fund; and so much more!

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Support the Grassroots Fund today!

Support the Grassroots Fund Today!

Grassroots leaders across California need your support! From now through April 16th, we are raising funds for our Grassroots Fund.
Help grow grassroots power across California with your donation today!

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Find out why youth think planting more trees is important!

Why Plant Trees in Our Communities?

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!

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Call for Nominations: 2021 Anthony Grassroots Prize

Who is your environmental hero?

Just Launched: Nominate your grassroots champion today for the 2021 Anthony Grassroots Prize, recognizing a grassroots environmental champion. Find out more here.

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February 2021 E-News

February 2021 E-News

Our movement was built on the legacy and leadership of Black activists fighting for clean air, water, and soil. Head to this month’s E-News to join us in celebrating Black History Month, find out how New Voices Fellow David’s soil testing project, meet Ms. Margaret Gordon – founder of our partner West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, and so much more.

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People's Kitchen Collective

Black-Led Grantees Driving Forward Just and Resilient Communities Grantee Spotlight

Our movement’s progress would not be possible without the leadership of Black activists, who bring attention to the deep connections between the environmental devastation in their communities, racism, and economic injustice. Continue reading to get to know just a few of our Black-led grantees!

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