Noticing Effects of Climate Change in My Community Brought Me to Environmental Justice Work

by Kiana Pilson, BlackOak intern I’ve recently realized that environmental justice (E.J.) intersects with many aspects of my life – from my passions, to my communities, and my work. This is true for many of us. Oftentimes environmental injustice feels inescapable. When I reflect on my relationship to my hometown, the Black community, and my faith, I see the need

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Why I enrolled in Yale’s Financing and Deploying Clean Energy Program

by Miles Braxton Ever since I took Yale’s Financing and Deploying Clean Energy Certificate Program, I’ve been asked many questions by professionals, students, and peers. What did you learn? Did you enjoy the experience? Why did you select this program? Given BlackOak Collective’s partnership with the Yale Center of Business and the Environment (CBEY), I thought I’d take a moment

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Introducing BlackOak Collective

Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are BlackOak Collective, an organization for Black advocates, students, professionals and leaders in environmental and sustainability fields. BlackOak is for all Black people who care about creating livable communities and a more sustainable world. It is for Black teens who participated in school walkouts , for Black boy and girl scouts, for Black energy

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