Learning from Barbados, Pittsburgh collective builds local model for Black environmentalism

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For more than a year and a half, roughly 65 Black Pittsburghers have been coming together at events across the city to pursue three primary goals.

No. 1: Challenge the perception that Black people don’t care about or interact with the environment.

No. 2: Build a healthy culture for Black residents who need and want to be more active in environmental efforts.

No. 3: Find the messages and language that activates and connects people to the work of the group.

In June, 12 members and allies of the BEC traveled to Barbados to observe a culture where Black residents have a deep connection to the natural environment.

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Learning from Barbados, Pittsburgh collective builds local model for Black environmentalism

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