All of UPROSE's work is done in the interest of a Just Transition, a move away from the extraction economy and towards climate solutions that put frontline communities in positions of leadership. Our work occurs at the intersection of social, racial, economic, environmental, and climate justice, where different campaigns and initiatives naturally feed into, complement, and support one another.
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, UPROSE launched the Sunset Park Climate Justice Center, NYC’s first grassroots-led, bottom-up, climate adaptation and community resiliency planning project.
UPROSE has a long track record of working for transportation policy that advances environmental justice, economic development, and climate resilience.
UPROSE organizes the NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit, the nation’s largest gathering of young people of color in the country on climate justice, leadership development, and local climate solutions.