Disaster & Environmental Justice

CREEC is moving the dial on ableism in environmental justice work in partnership with disabled communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis.

Environmental injustices disproportionately impact people with disabilities. Disabled people suffer the highest rates of morbidity and mortality due to the climate crisis, whether due to increasingly frequent and destructive disasters or discriminatory land use policies and siting. CREEC is fighting to ensure that land use and siting, hazard mitigation, and disaster planning and preparedness are inclusive of and responsive to the needs of all community members.