Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, concerning the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
This goal will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to decision-making for a healthy environment to live, learn, and work.
The empowerment of Environmental Justice communities is critical when seeking solutions to the effects of climate change at the local level. FCWC provides advocacy workshops and works with community leaders to help uplift the voices of those directly affected by the systemic issues amplifying climate injustice.
FCWC believes in a future where environmental and economic burdens are shared equitably and not forced on communities that have been discouraged from making their voices heard. We are ready to assist the County in bringing forward the voices of all, especially those whose voices most need to be heard in our County.