A grassroots, environmental justice organization based in San Francisco’s Mission District

Latino Youth Cool Down the Planet

Organizing for Climate Justice in San Francisco Spring 2012

PODER has been organizing for environmental justice in San Francisco for nearly 25 years. We have fostered the leadership of hundreds of youth from southeast San Francisco to organize in their neighborhoods.

In 2011, we made the connections between our local struggles and the climate crisis facing our world. Our families are feeling the symptoms of the climate crisis here in San Francisco and in our home countries in Latin America. They are directly affected by hurricanes, tornados, oil spills, Cap & Trade policies and other natural and human created disasters.

On our learning journey, we’ve recognized that local solutions cool down the planet and we are committed to continue organizing for our community’s health and well-being.