Environment & Sustainability
Billions of people across the globe need living conditions that support human flourishing. This requires understanding and application of Earth science, transformation of markets and decision-making that reflects what is just and sustainable, and diverse organizations and movements strong enough to power natural resources and environmental protection for generations.
Environment & Sustainability Lead
Vernice Miller-Travis, Environmental Justice
At MG, we understand how natural resources and ecosystems connect to people, culture, health, and economy. We specialize in working with and communicating science in ways that reshape public expectations, narratives, policies, and practices. We harness the relationships and trust we have built over decades with diverse communities nationally and globally to help organizations more deeply connect with principles of environmental and climate justice, so they can understand and become better at centering community-driven work in their policy and advocacy efforts.
Together with our clients, we are helping the world transform to a clean energy future; working to put conservation at the center of sustainable development; advocating for the removal of toxic chemicals from the places people live, work, and play; transforming agriculture to regional food economies; enhancing global resilience to climate-related disasters, food and water insecurity, and air pollution; and preparing better-resourced countries and regions to welcome the migration of climate refugees.
MG’s Environmental Justice work is led by a highly experienced team of environmental and social justice professionals. Our experts helped to define the field of environmental justice, built visionary community-based organizations, and have led philanthropic and public policy efforts. We work with clients to help broaden their knowledge of the interplay between systemic racial inequities that are embedded in the notions of conservation and environmentalism. We then work together to unpack and undo those systems to center racial, economic, and social justice; equal protection; and equity in environmental spaces. We do this work for government agencies, foundations, environmental NGOs, and front-line environmental justice groups and allies.
Relevant clients include: Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Environmental Defense Fund, U.S. EPA, Energy Foundation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Georgetown Climate Center, Great Plains Institute, Kresge Foundation, NASA, National Wildlife Federation, USAID, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, among others.
A few of our Clients
You all have captured the essence of the points that I have longed to be able to articulate well in such compelling ways. I know that this is what you do! I want you to know how much I appreciate your talents, and the ways in which you are applying them to help us take some great steps forward.