Because clean water, access to fresh food, and the impact of climate change, and the rate of greenhouse gas emissions are all critical environmental issues that contribute to our overall health and survival, it’s important that the Black community makes environmental welfare a top priority. There are several Black-founded organizations currently taking the initiative to ensure our communities are nourished and given the necessary tender loving care to thrive for generations to come.

Whether it's tackling environmental issues, growing fresh produce in a neighborhood garden, or motivating Black folks to seek healthier lifestyles, these Black organizations are putting in work. Here are four Black environmental orgs you should know about.