Welcome to BCJN

Bronx Climate Justice North (BCJN) is a grassroots climate justice organization based in the North Bronx. We work for ‘climate justice’ because we understand that climate change arises not just from the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities, but also from political and economic systems that create, perpetuate, and feed off of deep social and racial inequities.

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Addressing climate change requires profound political and economic shifts, not just technological fixes. We draw hope from this struggle, since fighting climate change creates opportunities to change our world for the better.

BCJN works in solidarity with partners around the borough, including Bronx Climate Justice, a coalition of environmental justice organizations in the South Bronx. We are also the Bronx affiliate of 350.org, the international climate mobilization organization.

BCJN is an advocacy and educational organization working for a rapid, just transition to 100% renewable energy in New York City and State by 2030. We work on urgent climate justice initiatives to improve the health and well-being of residents of the Bronx and beyond. Please explore our Energy Solutions, Food Justice, and Green Vision working groups.

The crisis of climate change reveals the profound interconnections among social issues and movements. If you are looking for a climate organization that recognizes that the roots of our country’s and our world’s environmental crises lie in the soil of social injustice, BCJN is your group. Stand with us as we work in solidarity with Standing Rock, Fight for $15, Black Lives Matter, and countless other vital movements. Stand with us as we resist the abuses and dark vision of the Trump administration. We’re rising, in the Bronx, and  throughout our city and state, to build a greener, more democratic, and just world.

Bronx Climate Justice North ~ One Bronx, United for Climate Justice

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With warming, ‘The Future’ isn’t what it used to be. Photo taken near the Flatiron Building, NYC, during the 9/21/14 People’s Climate March (Credit: Joshua Bright, New York Times)

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A torch-bearing mob of far-right, white supremacists surround anti-racist counterprotesters at a statue of Thomas Jefferson on the campus of the University of Virginia on the evening of Friday, August 11, 2017.

NW BRONX STANDS WITH CHARLOTTESVILLE

Monday, August 14, 6-7 pm

Corner of W. 231st St & Kingsbridge Ave (@Church of the Mediator)

Hosted by Bronx Climate Justice North

Over the weekend (8/11-8/13), far right and white supremacist groups from around the United States converged in Charlottesville, VA to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a neighborhood park.

Hundreds of neo-fascists carrying torches marched onto the campus of the University of Virginia on Friday night, terrorizing a smaller group of racial justice activists. On Saturday, protests and clashes between white supremacists and racial justice advocates culminated in an act of horrific violence when a white supremacist rammed his car into a crowd of racial justice activists, killing one and injuring more than 19.

Please join us in our peaceful vigil against hate, bigotry, racism, and domestic terrorism. Join us in protesting the Trump Administration’s campaigns of hate against the undocumented, immigrants, Muslims, and against all people of color. Join us in protesting the Trump Administration’s unleashing of a new drug war, continued mass incarceration of people of color, and its encouragement of police brutality.

We come together as neighbors – of Marble Hill, Kingsbridge, Riverdale, and the Bronx.

We stand together for love, for diversity, and for peace.

We reject racist indoctrination that pits neighbor against neighbor, deepening racial, political, social, and economic injustice and inequality.

We remember Heather Heyer, the courageous and loving 32-year-old activist who was murdered in Charlottesville on Saturday. In her name, and in the names of all people who have lost their lives to bigotry and hatred, we pledge to redouble our efforts to defeat white supremacy. We say: bigotry, hatred, and violence have no place in our neighborhoods, no place in our country.

We stand with Charlottesville.

Come in peace, only. If you feel moved to share thoughts and feelings, we hope you will, making sure to leave time for others.PEACEFUL SOLIDARITY VIGIL FOR CHARLOTTESVILLEWhy are we here

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