Final day of Winter Summit features Latino Climate Justice Framework, Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Justice Leader Yvette Arellano, singer Gabriela Sepulveda

Desiree Kane

Thu Jan 20 2022 08:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The past 2 days have been a full of conversations about sustainability, decarbonization, transportation, water, land and language access and beyond. Hundreds of people from 10 countries are building power and community. It’s a great feeling to participate in!


As we enter into our final day, we’re greeted with powerful statements released from one of yesterday’s keynote speakers, Secretary Deb Haaland, in her statements issued by her office at the Department of Interior:


“ It’s about supporting locally led and voluntary efforts with ranchers and farmers and private landowners. It’s about honoring Tribal sovereignty. It’s about access to the outdoors for all communities, no matter their income, background, or where they live. And it’s about using science and traditional knowledge to guide how we conserve, connect and restore the lands, waters, and wildlife upon which we all depend.  It’s exciting! The inclusive table that GreenLatinos creates with partners and networks is a model of the collaborative conservation that America the Beautiful seeks to embrace. Thank you for being that model, and for your continued support and collaboration as we work to bring this effort to communities across our nation.”


Watch and listen to her full remarks here.


We are building trust and experience, identifying opportunities for collaboration and finding space for leadership development. We are also deepening and making new connections while elevating and sharing best practices for engaging around Latino/a/x environmental issues and political engagement. We hope you will join us for our third and final day as we do this again and more!


Here’s the line-up.: 


Thursday - 1/20/2022

  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST Una Plática with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg*

  • 1:00 - 1:45pm EST Latino Climate Justice Framework*

  • 2:00 - 3:30pm EST Advancing Community-Led Federal Environmental Justice For All

  • 2:30 - 3:00pm EST Una Plática con White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy*

  • 3:00 - 4:00pm EST Conservando Nuestras raíces: Luchando for our zero waste roots

  • 3:00 - 4:00pm EST Implementation of investments at the state level

  • 4:00 - 5:00pm EST Turning the Tide on Fossil Fuels

  • 4:00 - 5:00pm EST Latino Heirtage Sites

  • 7:30 - 8:30pm EST Closing by Mark and Gabriela Sepulveda Performance


GreenLatinos 2021-2022 Winter National Summit is our signature convening amplifying voices of people most affected by climate change alongside environmental policy leaders through providing activists, advocates, and organizers opportunities to strategize and network, while maintaining a vigilantly intersectional focus on racial, social, economic, and environmental justice.


La reunión GreenLatinos 2021-2022 Winter National Summit es nuestra reunión más importante para amplificar las voces de las personas más impactadas por el cambio climático junto con líderes de política ambiental, proporcionando activistas defensores, y organizadores oportunidades para elaborar estrategias y establecer redes,  manteniendo al mismo tiempo un enfoque vigilante interseccional en la justicia racial, social, económica y ambiental.


The Winter Summit is organized in partnership with/La reunion se organiza en colaboración con: The Wilderness Society, the Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Defense Fund, Audubon Society, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, League of Conservation Voters, EarthJustice, World Wildlife Fund, Population Connection, y our members and allies!