The Boston Green Ribbon Commission presents:
- Jennie Stephens, Director & Professor, School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeastern University
- Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University
- Cate Mingoya, Director of Capacity Building at Groundwork USA
- Maria Belen Power, Associate Executive Director at GreenRoots
The pandemic has affected Boston communities unequally, hitting hardest those who are also most vulnerable to climate change impacts. The data is alarming, the outcomes are unjust, and until we commit to transformative action the health disparities will worsen with increasing climate disruptions. Many researchers, advocates, and policy experts in Boston are currently focusing on the overlapping issues of climate change, human health, and social justice. This three-part GRCx Series, “Building an Equitable, Healthy, Climate Resilient Future” explores how systemic racism and environmental pollution contribute to poor health in vulnerable communities across Boston and how we can change things for a better future.