Por Nuestra Gente: Puerto Rico 

Mi Gente,

I write this note with a heavy heart in this time of unprecedented crisis for Puerto Rico. At the same time, as Executive Director of Brooklyn's oldest Latino organization, one founded by Puerto Rican activists in the Civil Rights era, it has been heart-warming to witness the outpouring of aid, support, and prayers from all segments of our community. This has lifted our spirits and maintained our sense of hope. However, as a climate justice organization, we have significant concerns about the response to this crisis from both government and private interests - and how this will affect relief, recovery, and rebuilding.

- Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director


Demand Congress to Take Action Now


We are asking that you please make donations in a just and responsible way. The following are local environmental justice organizations based in Puerto Rico that are working at a grassroots level:

Or you can donate on UPROSE donation page and add the memo Por Nuestra Gente: Puerto Rico and we will direct it to a grassroots organization there. 

PCM 2017

On April 29th UPROSE marched with the It Takes Roots contingent along with our sisters and brothers in the national climate justice movement.

We marched for Brooklyn, for the Front lines of the Climate Crisis, for young people of color, for our PachaMama 

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UPROSE has achieved multiple groundbreaking accomplishments in community-based planning and development.

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy in fall 2012, it has intensified its focus on the adaptation of Sunset Park to the changing climate and to deepening its community resiliency. Come Join Us!   

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climate Justice youth Summit

The Climate Justice Youth Summit is the largest gathering of its kind in the United States. Hundreds of young people of color gather to learn about climate justice and just transitions through an innovative agenda that is entirely developed and implemented by youth leaders. Scenes from the 2017 CJYS were shot by Rae Breaux and Destiny Mata.

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