Baykeeper Updates Related to Environmental Justice

BK In The News: January 4, 2021
In August, the Waterkeeper Alliance, a global network of grassroots leaders dedicated to the preservation of local waterways, finalized the charter for its justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion committee. This step toward racial equity and representation, which took months of planning, is in...
Press Release: November 20, 2020
Environmental, public health advocates applaud recent climate emergency declaration while calling for planned, equitable shift to clean energy economy Oakland, California—Just weeks after Contra Costa County’s Board of Supervisors declared a climate emergency in their county, a diverse group of...
BK In The News: November 16, 2020
In this op-ed, Sejal Choksi-Chugh, a leader in environmental justice, explains how climate change and racism can often be intertwined — and how we can fight for a better, healthier future.
BK In The News: September 30, 2020
Four Bay Area Women Discuss How Their Organizations Have Responded to the Racism Protests of 2020 in this new ESTUARY VOICES Podcast... Sejal Choksi-Chugh serves as the Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper, an on-the-water watchdog organization that’s been using law and science to defend...
Blog Post: July 30, 2020
It's hard to believe we’re into month five of the coronavirus shutdown. These final days of summer are blending together, and some days are easier than others.  To keep our spirits up, my family shares what we're grateful for each night. The kids surprise us, expressing gratitude for intangibles...
Blog Post: June 12, 2020
Today millions of people are taking to the streets across the country with the energizing spirit of Juneteenth, Freedom Day, the day that commemorates the end of slavery. These millions are protesting injustice and bearing witness to the racial oppression that has shattered Black lives for...
Blog Post: June 3, 2020
Shock. Despair. Action. People are lining the streets, filled with grief and rage, and justifiably lashing out against the institutional and systemic injustice burdening people of color – most especially Black lives. The senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud...