WHO ARE WE?
Minorities in Climate Action
An environmental justice group that focuses on empowering black and brown youth to be climate activists. As a collective we focus on education and innovation to build knowledge and solutions to environmental racism. Our organization hopes to build policy and economic reform to bring climate equity.
In 2020 we were awarded by the United Nations Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network for completing the Millennium Fellowship.
From high school to college MICA helps set the foundation to inspire youth to combat environmental justice in their communities
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMMING
Why Black and Brown empowerment is key to combatting climate change?
For every 5 African Americans 3 live near a toxic waste facility. African Americans suffer 56% more pollution than White Americans while Hispanic Americans 64% more than White Americans also. However, only 2.8% of African Americans graduate with a degree in the environmental field. As for related fields like economics is only 2% and urban studies at less than 5%. Meanwhile black and brown communities suffer the most from climate disasters on average.