($445B) We believe that with over $300B into public private partnerships like those in the state of Ohio and California can fix sewers, water and air quality and we can use $145B to remove lead and other dangers from American soil and housing with a focus on low and moderate income African American communities.
We believe that Environmentalists will be our partners. Environmentalists are persons who is concerned with or advocates the protection of the environment as opposed to heredity, has the primary influence on the development of a person or group
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The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program was created to support community leadership in addressing this human and civil rights issue.Environmental injustice, including the proliferation of climate change, has a disproportionate impact on communities of color and low income communities in the United States and around the world.
Toxic facilities, like coal fired power plants and incinerators, emit mercury, arsenic, lead, and other contaminants into the water, food, and lungs of communities. Many of these same facilities also emit carbon dioxide and methane – the #1 and #2 drivers of climate change. At the same time not all are equally impacted. For example, race – even more than class – is the number one indicator for the placement of toxic facilities in this country. And communities of color and low income communities are often the hardest hit by climate change.
Environmental injustice is about people in Detroit, Ohio, Chicago, Memphis, Kansas City, and elsewhere who have died and others who are chronically ill due to exposure to toxins from coal fired power plants and other toxic facilities.
Climate change is about the increase in the severity of storms which means that storms like Sandy and Isaac, which devastated communities from Boston to Biloxi, will become more of the norm. our sisters and brothers in the Bahamas, as well as Inuit communities in Kivalina, Alaska, and communities in Thibodaux, Louisiana and beyond, who will be losing their homes to rising sea levels in the coming few years.
Climate change and environmental injustice are about sisters and brothers from West Virginia to Tennessee who are breathing toxic ash from blasting for mountain top removal.
Environmental injustice and climate change are about the fact that in many communities it is far easier to find a bag of Cheetos than a carton of strawberries and this only stands to get worse as drought and flooding impact the availability and affordability of nutritious food.
The Environmental and Climate Justice Program works at addressing the many practices that are harming communities nationwide and worldwide and the policies needed to rectify these impacts and advance a society that fosters sustainable, cooperative, regenerative communities that uphold all rights for all people in harmony with the earth.
The NAACP stands with the citizens of Flint to demand a clear timeline, deadline and price tag for fixing this crisis as well as effective remedies for the harms that have already occurred and complete compensation for each and every victim of this unimaginable tragedy. The people of Flint have been harmed through the failure of state officials to provide professional and accountable basic services mandated by federal law and expected by any person living in a major city.
The NAACP’s Flint Branch and Michigan State Conference have diligently worked over the last two years to inform the public about the poisoned water and its potential effects on city children and residents, and called for federal and state action to provide relief.
Gilcreast et al. v. Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, P.C., et al.
On May 18, 2016 attorneys with the NAACP filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of the people and businesses affected by the failure to provide safe drinking water to the city of Flint, Michigan.
The African Scientific Institute inspires young people to pursue careers in science and technology, while simultaneously representing an interdisciplinary network of scientist, engineers, technologists, health professionals, and mathematicians. ASI provides resources and a forum for the exchange of technical information, expertise and professional development.
We believe that with all of our resources, we have a particular obligation to the youth in our community. Through various programs sponsored by ASI, young people have an opportunity to learn about the possibilities and rewards of a technical profession.
ASI works closely with many organizations to efficiently address common concerns. Projects in which ASI is involved include the Oakland School District’s “Magnet School Program”, BASTEC (Bay Area Science and Technology Education Colloquium) – a joint venture of the U.S. Dept. of Energy, Oakland School District, and Community Organizations.
ASI initiated and assisted in establishing African-American science and engineering student organizations at predominantly white schools. These groups later formulated campus organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers. ASI acted as a catalyst to form such organizations by inputting ideas among students, parents, and teachers regarding participation of African-Americans in science and technology.
September 26 & 27, 2013
The National Louis University, the African Scientific Institute and Wiley Learning Institute presented a conference about the United Nations Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) and how you can impact schools in your community.
The Global Education First Conference, held at the National Louis University in Chicago on September 26 & 27, 2013, focused on increasing effectiveness of local projects that seek to improve access to quality education and foster global citizenship in post-secondary learning environments.
Lee O. Cherry is the President and CEO of the African Scientific Institute, a non-profit organization representing a network of scientists, engineers, technologists and health professionals that strive to get more minorities pursue careers in science and technology. Through ASI programs, young people have an opportunity to learn of the possibilities and rewards of a technical profession.
Dr. Lisa Cain, Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Dr. Cain earned a doctoral degree in anatomy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, from which she was the first African American female to receive a Ph.D. from the Anatomy Dept. At Robert Wood Johnson Medical School she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Dept. of Anatomy from 1989-90 and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine from 1990-1992. Dr. Cain is an Assoc. Professor in the Dept. of Neurosciences and Cell Biology, where she teaches medical and graduate students. She is the Minority Afairs Representative for UTMB Galveston to the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Director of the Medical School Enrichment Programs. She served as Vice Chair of the Curriculum Committee of the School of Medicine from 2006-2008, and is presently Director of the Cell Biology Course, an Osler Student Society Mentor, and Vice President of the Minority Faculty Administrative Professional Council. Dr. Cain is a neuroscientist whose research has involved investigating agents that protect spinal cord neurons against the effect of glutamate toxicity and other insults. She is a 2007 graduate of the Scholars is Education Program, designed to develop leaders in the area of medical education. She is also a folk artist whose work is presently exhibited at several galleries throughout the U.S. and has been exhibited in New York, City
Hershel Daniels Junior
Mr. Daniels was then Business Development Director of Hargrove Engineering, LLC and continues as Friends of the African Union Chairman.
FAU looks to establish partnership with non-governmental environmental organizations to “ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity” and focuses its campaigning on worldwide issues such as climate change, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling,and genetic engineering. We will achieve general consultative status with theUnited Nations Economic and Social Council in 2018 and will become a member of the INGO Accountability Charter; an international non-governmental organization that fosters accountability and transparency of non-governmental organizations. Greenpeace USA is the United States affiliate of Greenpeace, an international environmental nonprofit organization.
Invest $300B into public private partnerships like those in the state of Ohio and California that fixes sewers, water and air quality. A public–private partnership (PPP, 3P or P3) is a government service or privatebusiness venture that is funded and operated through a partnership of government and one or more private sector companies.
PPP involves a contract between a public sector authority and a private party, in which the private party provides a public service or project and assumes substantial financial, technical and operational risk in the project. In some types of PPP, the cost of using the service is borne exclusively by the users of the service and not by the taxpayer. In other types (notably the private finance initiative), capital investment is made by the private sector on the basis of a contract with government to provide agreed services and the cost of providing the service is borne wholly or in part by the government. Government contributions to a PPP may also be in kind (notably the transfer of existing assets). In projects that are aimed at creating public goods like in the infrastructure sector, the government may provide a capital subsidy in the form of a one-time grant, so as to make the project economically viable. In some other cases, the government may support the project by providing revenue subsidies, including tax breaks or by guaranteed annual revenues for a fixed time period. In all cases, the partnerships include a transfer of significant risks to the private sector, generally in an integrated and holistic way, minimizing interfaces for the public entity. An optimal risk allocation is the main value generator for this model of delivering public service.
There are usually two fundamental drivers for PPPs. First, PPPs are claimed to enable the public sector to harness the expertise and efficiencies that the private sector can bring to the delivery of certain facilities and services traditionally procured and delivered by the public sector. Second, a PPP is structured so that the public sector body seeking to make a capital investment does not incur any borrowing. Rather, the PPP borrowing is incurred by the private sector vehicle implementing the project.
On PPP projects where the cost of using the service is intended to be borne exclusively by the end user, the PPP is, from the public sector’s perspective, an “off-balance sheet” method of financing the delivery of new or refurbished public sector assets. On PPP projects where the public sector intends to compensate the private sector through availability payments once the facility is established or renewed, the financing is, from the public sector’s perspective, “on-balance sheet”; however, the public sector will regularly benefit from significantly deferred cash flows. Generally, financing costs will be higher for a PPP than for a traditional public financing, because of the private sector higher cost of capital. However, extra financing costs can be offset by private sector efficiency, savings resulting from a holistic approach to delivering the project or service, and from the better risk allocation in the long run.
Typically, a private sector consortium forms a special company called a “special purpose vehicle” (SPV) to develop, build, maintain and operate the asset for the contracted period. In cases where the government has invested in the project, it is typically (but not always) allotted an equity share in the SPV. The consortium is usually made up of a building contractor, a maintenance company and equity investor(s). It is the SPV that signs the contract with the government and with subcontractors to build the facility and then maintain it. In the infrastructure sector, complex arrangements and contracts that guarantee and secure the cash flows make PPP projects prime candidates for project financing. A typical PPP example would be a hospital building financed and constructed by a private developer and then leased to the hospital authority. The private developer then acts as landlord, providing housekeeping and other non-medical services while the hospital itself provides medical services.
The New American Rights of Passage is a public-private partnership of the United States Federal Government to promote intervention by civic leaders in the lives of young men of color to address their unique challenges and to promote racial justice.
Invest $145B to remove lead and other dangers from American soil and housing with a focus on low income communities.