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Leading la Lucha for Environmental Justice | Mark Magaña, Founding President, GreenLatinos

Episode Summary

On this special Madre Tierra episode, host Antonio Tijerino welcomes visionary advocate for environmental justice, Mark Magaña, Founding President and CEO of GreenLatinos. Mark discusses the disproportionate impact of climate change on the Latino community and emphasizes the importance of taking action to combat these effects. He calls on listeners to join the fight for environmental liberation and highlights the need for collective action to protect the planet for future generations.

Episode Notes

On this special Madre Tierra episode, host Antonio Tijerino welcomes visionary advocate for environmental justice, Mark Magaña.

As the Founding President & CEO of GreenLatinos, Mark has led the charge against climate change's disproportionate impact on our community since 2012. From heatwaves in Texas to hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Latinos across the United States and beyond are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. But despite the challenges, Mark refuses to back down.

Through GreenLatinos, he ignites hope by nurturing a robust national network of Latino environmental and conservation advocates, fostering a culture of collaboration and collective action.

On the pod, we’ll hear more about Mark’s journey, what GreenLatinos has planned, and explore the role of climate change and environmental racism now and in the future. We’ll also take a look at what’s happening in the environmental policy space and what needs to happen.

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Join the fight for environmental liberation. If you are a Latino/a/e advocate, leader, or organization working to dismantle racism, demand equity, or fight for a cleaner and more just environment para nuestras comunidades, we invite you to join the GreenLatino network today. Find out more here. 

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[00:00:58] Climate change and generational responsibility.
[00:04:40] Green Latinos evolution.
[00:10:34] Changing the system.
[00:13:40] Importance of representation in funding.
[00:18:48] Environmental justice in Biden administration.
[00:20:14] Urgency of environmental activism.
[00:27:11] Latino environmental consciousness.
[00:31:20] Sustainability and resourcefulness.
[00:34:55] Young leaders making impact.
[00:40:41] A dedication to environmental activism.
[00:45:19] Migration patterns and climate change.
[00:47:52] Immigration and humanitarian challenges.
[00:53:48] Finding comfort in nature.
[00:55:32] The power of community.

Produced by Caandor