Take Action

There are many ways to participate in the global climate justice movement here in Sunset Park. 

Your silence will not protect you
— Audre Lorde

Volunteer!

Our movement has been built by individuals willing to give their time to fight for justice. As a organization with a big goals and a small staff, we are dependent on the generosity of committed volunteers. Enter your information below to help us. 

Be a block Captain!

We are asking Sunset Park residents to partner with us to continue creating a community plan to be better prepared and to respond to these inevitable climate related emergencies. 

celebrate!

Join us for our events; from organizing around the environmental justice movement to celebrating our cultures and the earth itself here at La Casa de Los Girasoles

Work with Us  

UPROSE is made up of a small staff committed to climate justice. Join us! 

Climate Justice Policy & Programs Coordinator

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy community leaders urged UPROSE to help organize them adapt to the changing climate, prepare for the next storm and put the neighborhood on a block-by-block, building-by-building path to sustainability.  In response, UPROSE has launched the Sunset Park Climate Justice Center, NYC’s first grassroots-led, bottom-up, climate adaptation and community resiliency planning project. The Climate Justice Center also houses the anti-displacement campaign. Rising rents and a rising cost of living are some of the major concerns of Sunset Park residents and UPROSE members.

UPROSE seeks a Climate Justice Policy & Programs Coordinator to continue to lead this project and manage the continuation of its work plan. The Coordinator will have a deep understanding of climate and environmental justice as well understand and convey the connection between displacement pressures and environmental and climate justice. The Coordinator will supervise a Climate Justice Organizer and possibly other staff persons as resources become available.  The right candidate will have Master’s level training in a relevant discipline (public policy, urban planning, climate adaptation and resiliency, environmental science, etc.) and must have strong analytical skills and the interest/ability to apply analytical techniques across a variety of urban climate justice issues. In addition, this candidate must be able to collaborate well and work on teams, and be able to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders.