Green For All’s #FuelChange campaign is mobilizing people and resources across the country to fight climate change and improve health by bringing zero-emission electric cars, trucks, and buses to underserved neighborhoods.
Transportation is now the number one source of carbon emissions in the U.S. and a key contributor to climate change. But it’s more than that. It’s how we get to school and work. It’s how we reach hospitals and healthcare. And it’s not working for everyone.
A history of discriminatory land use planning has meant that some neighborhoods are underserved by public transit and have to spend more money and more time to reach jobs, education and healthcare. It has also meant that communities of color are more likely to live near busy roads, freeways and highways, ports, airports, and other major sources of tailpipe emissions. These emissions don’t only pose a climate problem, they pose a health problem. Emissions from diesel and gasoline-powered vehicles contribute to asthma, allerigies, cancers, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and hospitalization, problems focusing, lower IQ and test scores, and even premature death. There are now more premature deaths from transportation-related pollution than traffic-related accidents.
What we’re doing about it?
We use music, art, & education to reach impacted communities who’ve traditionally been left out of the climate conversation and give them a platform to tell their story of how transportation pollution is impacting their lives. Watch our music video and learn about our art contest.
We develop local leaders to take action in their own neighborhoods and give them the tools and resources to make change happen where they live. Download our Toolkit to bring electric school buses to your community and join an upcoming webinar training.
And we advocate for public funding, private financing, and climate and transportation policy that builds a better transportation future for all. Learn about our work on electric school buses and join our efforts to mobilize billions of dollars to build a clean, modern transporation system in the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.