Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Want to build the second century of American conservation? Look to César Chávez.

*César Chavez’s son writes about his father as a guide for Latinos as the future of American conservation.  It makes good sense for Latinos to take the lead of the environmental cause. VL By Paul F. Chavez, High Country News (3 minute read) Four years ago this October, President Barack Obama traveled to the very small

Friday, October 30th, 2015

There’s a Little “Wild” Out There For All of Us

*What is a Chicano environmentalist? It’s not that far-fetched an idea. VL By Jose G. Gonzalez, Medium Growing up, my memories of the outdoors are a combination, a blend, amestizaje of a childhood in Mexico and California....

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Tierra Y Agua: The Land & Water Conservation Fund

*We don’t talk too much about environmental issues in the Latino community, so we have to fight the perception that we’re a one-issue community. Latinos have a history of heritage and involvement in the environmental and conservation...

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

From the Fields to Congress: Latinos Are Environmental Champions

*There’s a lot of praise for Cesar Chavez and his legacy in this piece, it’s well-intentioned and well received. It proves that concern for the environment is not new to the Latino community. But read down to...

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Latino Influence & the Politics of Immigration in the 2014 U.S. Senate Elections

*Good piece, as always, from Latino Decisions. It’s a good read if you’re into political minutiae – x’s and o’s. Cutting to the chase, Damore says Latinos didn’t have a significant impact on the 2014 midterm election...

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Why Are Latinos Way Ahead of the Climate Change Curve?

*Because of the importance Latinos place on family, we have a vested interest in the future. Add that to the fact that a majority of Latinos live in urban areas with specific pollution and environmental problems. It’s...

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

A New Shade of Green: Arte and Community-Building for Conservation

By Jose Gonzalez, NewsTaco This week will be the second Americas Latino Eco Festival.  In case you missed it, an all-star lineup of artists, film makers, writers, performers, advocates, and community leaders from across the spectrum will...

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Report: Latinos want environment-friendly candidates

*Pollution, climate change; Latino support of environmental causes crosses political parties, gender and age. VL By Laura Barron-Lopez, The Hill Hispanics are increasingly more likely to vote for candidates who support climate change action and cleaner energy, according...

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

My Public Lands: Nuestra Tierra Comunal

By Jose Gonzalez, NewsTaco Recently, the Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) coordinated a program to get 100 Latino youth out to Joshua Tree National Park. This was in conjunction with the Por la Creación Faith-based Alliance and with...

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Latino Environmentalists, Saving the Ocean, Banning Plastic Bags

By Marce Gutierrez, NewsTaco En el mar, la vida es mas sabrosa… Growing up two blocks from the Pacific Ocean has a way of leaving a life-long impression on you. I can’t be sure if it was...

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Environmental Racism in San Diego

By Sandhya Dirks, Latino USA Barrio Logan’s multicolor murals at Chicano Park tell the story of the Chicano struggle. The residents of this poorer neighborhood in San Diego fought for it back in the seventies, and they...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Monuments Matter—Connections to and with Latino Communities

*On March 11, 2014 President Obama President Obama established the Point Arena-Stornetta Unit of California Coastal National Monument. How does this designation relate to how Latino communities connect to public lands? Upon hearing the news, Richard A....

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Latino Voting and the Environment

By Juan Rodriguez, NewsTaco Since the 1980’s we have been hearing of the growing importance and strength of the “Latino Vote” in the United States.  Now, in 2013 and beyond, that belief has proven true over and...

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

New EPA Standards will Cut Carbon Pollution to Fight Climate Change

By Latinovations Last Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they would push for regulations outlined by President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to “cut carbon pollution from new power plants in order to combat climate change and improve...

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