EcoRise denounces the violence of extremists and white supremacy. The mob we witnessed at the United States Capitol on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021, directly attacked our democracy. The limited police response was a stark comparison to the militarized police response to Black Lives Matter protests last year. As an organization, EcoRise stands for a future that is just, equitable, and sustainable. In order to achieve this vision, we must stand together to root out hate, racism, violence, and inequity.
EcoRise will continue to evolve our resources and support so our teachers are prepared for the issues they face in their classrooms. For example, EcoRise is currently piloting the new Intro to Environmental Justice lessons to gather feedback and include a wide range of perspectives from our students, teachers, and partners. We are looking forward to offering these lessons to the public for free this spring. When teachers and students have the tools and knowledge they need to advance social and environmental justice, we help create a more just and sustainable future for all.