As climate disasters in our region continue to persist in the form of rising sea levels, wildfires and poor air quality, how can funders expand their work to include a climate justice lens? Hosted by Philanthropy Northwest, this call will illuminate the intersectionality between climate change, community development, COVID-19 and racial equity. Speakers will share how climate change is affecting the northwest region and discuss the challenges, as well as policy and funding opportunities.
This call will cover:
- How organizers supported communities in the wake of the 2020 wildfires, and how funders can continue to support organizations doing similar work
- How funders who don’t have climate portfolios can still support climate justice work and impacted communities
- How health disparities are linked to climate change and systemic racism