Igniting the movement. Advancing climate justice.
Chispa Florida builds the power of low income, Latinx, and other BIPOC communities across Florida to achieve climate justice, community health, and environmental protection and demand accountability from polluters and decision-makers. Our community organizing and civic engagement efforts invigorate the environmental movement with new leaders, increase voter participation, and hold elected officials accountable year-round.
The harmful effects of climate change have never been more alarming: from the displacement of millions of people due to extreme weather, exacerbated air pollution from stronger and longer extreme heat, the lack of access to drinking water, massive wildfires, destruction of wildlife, and increasing pollution of our land and water.
Already the largest demographic minority group in Florida, Latinx communities are among the worst impacted and the least involved in mainstream environmental organizations, but they are some of the most committed to supporting strong government action to curb pollution and confront climate change head-on. To build a state- and nationwide movement to address climate change, Latinx and BIPOC communities and leaders must be seen and heard by decision-makers as the leaders they are on environmental issues.
Communities that enjoy clean air, clean water, open space and parks, and the security of knowing that our planet can sustain us today and for future generations.
A democracy that we are proud of, in which all people have an opportunity to be part of choosing who will represent them and in which those representatives are accountable to all their constituents. Participating in our democracy should be easy and accessible.
A strong, powerful environmental movement that reflects the values, priorities, and leadership of low-income communities, Latinx, and other BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) communities.