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*This date in 1973 marks the founding of World Environment Day. We choose this date to write briefly about the African American Environmentalist Association (AAEA). Founded in 1985, AAEA’s Vision, Mission & Strategy is to address the continuing crisis of pollution that disproportionately affects the poor and communities of color. They conduct cutting-edge research on the causes and consequences of air, water and land pollution. We seek to change public policy and regulations at the federal, state and local levels to better protect vulnerable individuals and communities. Core Values: Hope, Truth and Justice:
Our core values are hope, truth and justice. Without hope, justice lacks vision. Without justice, hope lacks grounding in reality. And without truth, campaigns for hope and justice go astray.
WHAT WE WILL ACHIEVE:
We work to achieve the application of practical environmental solutions.
We promote technological solutions to our problems.
We utilize policies that can and will enhance technological solutions.
We promote the creation of jobs and infrastructure that balance development with the environment.
We prioritize health within the energy production arena.
We promote policies and technologies that lead to prosperity.
We promote sustainable prosperity.
We work to assure that energy is plentiful and affordable.