Young Black Climate Leaders (YBCL) seeks to accelerate radical transformation. In the spirit of Octavia Butler, Harriet Tubman and countless Black ancestors guided by ecological and cultural beauty, we gather and build.
YBCL supports a growing, vibrant ecosystem of young Black leaders successfully advocating for and transforming their communities for racial and environmental justice with access to support, resources, and funding while transforming the broader climate movement.
Through YBCL Dream Lab events, trainings, the YBCL Scholarship and the budding YBCL youth-directed fund, YBCL aims to provide young Black leaders with the tools, networks, and resources to tackle the complexities of the climate crisis and the diversity of our environmental ecosystem, while centering Black liberation in the climate field, and providing resources nation-wide. To learn more about YBCL, click here.
As part of her fellowship, Pandora Thomas launched a beautiful 14- acre orchard, the first Black-owned and operated farm in Sonoma County.
YCLC will support a network of racial and climate justice leaders of color by providing resources, coaching, and funding for their work. Connected with YBCL, this growing network will seed the next generation of climate leaders.