CREEC is moving the dial on ableism in environmental advocacy as disasters increase in frequency and severity due to climate collapse. The ripples of climate collapse disproportionately impact disabled people, who are all but left out of land management planning, environmental advocacy including disaster planning, preparedness, and response.
CREEC is fighting for environmental justice on the front lines of the climate crisis by centering people with disabilities in disaster resilience and environmental justice work more broadly. This fight benefits everyone. Federal and state disability law are untapped, powerful tools that can force municipalities and states to engage in adequate disaster planning, preparedness, and response that will protect everyone.