WAWA was recently featured in a Saporta Report article written by thought leader and Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta program associate, Clarke Henderson.
The article titled, "Frontline groups play a critical role in the fight for climate justice", looks at organizations addressing disparities caused by climate change and a history of systemic racism. Visit Saporta Report for the full article.
Environmental justice tells us that whether by conscious design or institutional neglect, low-income communities and communities of color in Atlanta’s urban core have not had the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards... we would like to highlight some of our partners and the work they are doing in this field.
West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA) is a community-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life in West Atlanta’s Watershed by protecting, preserving and restoring the community’s natural resources. WAWA represents African American neighborhoods in Northwest and Southwest Atlanta that are most inundated by environmental stressors, but are least represented at environmental decision-making tables.
WAWA’s grassroots approach to organizing, research, community science and education elevates local community knowledge and lived experiences enabling residents to solve and address their environmental challenges. As a collaborative partner in UrbanHeatATL, they are mobilizing community science to highlight solutions for the most vulnerable communities.
Visit Saporta Report for the full article.