Birmingham Earth Coalition
Birmingham Earth Coalition is a Birmingham-based grassroots, community-driven environmental justice coalition.
Nina Morgan initiated a campaign with a vision to organize 30,000 people in the streets for community actions in Birmingham during Earth Month. Through 2019 she expressed this goal to other organizers, which fostered the growth of a coalition of grassroots organizations ready to take local action for climate justice.
The coalition publicly launched on April 1, 2020, and in coordination with the "Southern Spring" of the Southern Movement Assembly, hosted over a dozen events throughout Earth Month 2020 in Birmingham. Due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the passage of shelter-in-place laws, many of the coalitions Earth Month 2020 events were hosted virtually. Politically, the coalition is building support for the Gulf South for a Green New Deal policy platform.
After the murder of George Floyd, and the actions that arose around the nation, the Birmingham Earth Coalition became a founding member and anchor organization for People's Budget Birmingham.
- Birmingham Earth Coalition website