Environmental Equity Justice
We address the disparity experienced by people of color, immigrant and refugee, limited English proficient and low-income communities in predominantly white led environmental organizations.
We believe that access to a healthy environment and the ability to shape environmental policy is a fundamental human right for all people. A person's race, economic status, English proficiency, or immigrant or refugee status should not be a limiting factor in that access. Crystal Cavalier Consulting recognizes people of color, immigrants and refugees, low-income and limited English proficient communities tend to be affected disproportionately by environmental injustice more frequently than white, more affluent people. People of color, immigrants and refugees, low-income and limited English proficient communities have not traditionally been at the table to center their experiences within mainstream predominantly white-led environmental policy design. Race in the United States is the most accurate predictor of proximity to environmentally toxic exposure and climate injustice.