America is struggling. Families strive to make ends meet while facing an uncertain economic future. The deterioration of our environment - rather than slowing - continues to gain speed. At a moment when we need every opportunity possible, climate change threatens the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people at home and around the world. We are all impacted by these hard times, but it is the historically disadvantaged - people of color and low-income communities - who find themselves at the point of the spear. This challenge is the Civil Rights Movement's unfinished business. As we seek solutions and look …
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Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins is the chief executive officer of Green For All.