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Meet Inclusive Louisiana: Honoring the history of St James Parish, fighting for its future

Recently I attended a beautiful All Saints Day ceremony on the East Bank of St James Parish, hosted by the local grassroots organization Inclusive Louisiana. We were gathered to honor the life and contributions of Zilia “Mama Dutt” Johnson, a midwife who served the community of Romeville for decades and helped countless mothers deliver children …

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Hurricane Ida Damage Lookout: Volunteer Online!

Join Hurricane Ida Damage Lookout! Stand up for environmental justice in Gulf communities and fight back against oil and gas development. This is something you can do from the comfort of your own home. Whether you spend 5 minutes or an hour on this project you are helping identify the impacts of Hurricane Ida to industrial facilities throughout Louisiana.

Disappointments and small wins: the 2020 FL Legislature

An update on the 2021 Florida Legislature

If I had to describe the recently-completed session of the Florida Legislature, I would sum it up as preemption and more preemption, steps forward on climate adaptation and the Feds rescue Florida. Oh—and more kicking the can down the road on the issue of stopping climate change. Let’s take a look. Preemption legislation is that …

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Great.com interviews Healthy Gulf about working with local communities to protect the Gulf of Mexico

Emil Ekvardt from Great.com interviewed Healthy Gulf as part of their ‘Great.com Talks With…’ podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world. The Waters We Love Will Waste Away  The Gulf of Mexico is …

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LA Green Corps participants at work. Source: GNOF

The GI Construction and Conservation Training Program

Jumpstart your career by joining the green solution! Louisiana Green Corps (LAGC)  provides environmental education and career building opportunities via construction and conservation job training programs. The Green Infrastructure (GI) Construction and Conservation training program is open to adults 18 years or older with an interest in working in construction and green infrastructure work. The …

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File image of North Gulfport residents traveling to Jackson in August 2019 to oppose the State Port's water quality cetification for a wetland fill on Port property. Photo Credit: A. Whitehurst, Healthy Gulf.

North Gulfport Residents Defend their Wetlands and Community Health Against Port Project

Citizens from North Gulfport oppose wetland filling that would allow the State Port to build a rail/truck transfer facility next to their neighborhoods. Environmental Justice issues are contained in the appeal. Residents who live adjacent to the project site are concerned that soil and water pollution contained there will be mobilized with development and affect their health, property and quality of life. A 70 year old brownfield site – a closed fertilizer plant – has left soil and groundwater tainted by arsenic, lead and carcinogens that could find their way to the surface if the site is developed. The evidentiary hearing on the Mississippi State Port Authority’s Clean Water Act State water quality certification began this week at the MDEQ Commission Room in Jackson, but is continued until May.

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