GreenLatinos conducted a historic 3-day summit in Grand Teton National Park Wyoming. With top-notch speakers from environmental justice and community leaders, national Hispanic and environmental advocacy principals, and Congressional and agency officials, the Summit’s one hundred plus attendees heard from experts in their fields.

About the 2016 National GreenLatinos Summit, the organization’s President & CEO, Mark Magaña said the following: “With the backdrop of the beautiful Teton mountains, and the majestic snake river, GreenLatinos convened over one hundred of its network members, representing leadership at all levels and geographies of the Latino environmental and conservation advocacy movement to help strengthen this important and growing segment of environmental leadership. Over the course of three days we shared best strategies for accelerating our impact on key issues, we collaborated on emerging threats to our community through environmental and public health policy, and developed our focus as a nationwide network for the coming year.”

The National GreenLatinos Summit concludes with the network’s members selecting a core set of policy priorities for the coming year. Those core policy priorities include:

  • Climate Change Cessation and Mitigation
  • Enforcement of & Compliance with Civil Rights, Environmental Justice, and Public Input Laws
  • Public Lands Designations, Protections, and Access
  • Solar and Renewable Energy Proliferation
  • Coastal and Marine Protection and Access

GreenLatinos looks forward to working with its network members, partners, supporters, and allies as GreenLatinos advances an impactful agenda of national environmental and conservation issues that will have an outsized impact on the Latino community and that by working together, Latinos will make a tremendous impact on.

Photos from the 2016 GreenLatinos Summit 

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