Moving Forward Network
The Moving Forward Network (MFN) is a national coalition of community-based organizations, advocates, scientists, researchers, faith-based organizations, and others committed to reducing the public health harms our country’s freight transportation system creates.
With support from the Pisces Foundation, MFN is working to accelerate transportation electrification in the U.S. to create models of community-led projects that deliver health and economic gains near ports. MFN’s theory of change is rooted in an organizing approach and belief that those bearing the brunt of the negative impacts of ports and freight transportation should lead the way in shaping the conditions that affect their lives, health, and communities.
In this #ZeroEmissionsNow video by MFN, people from California to New Jersey describe the health impacts of diesel emissions on their communities. They have joined the Zero Now Campaign, a movement advocating for clean air, protection from global climate change, and environmental justice by reducing air pollution and promoting zero-emissions technologies at every port, rail yard, distribution center, and busy truck corridor across the country.
Indigenous Environmental Network
The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) works to protect the sacredness of Mother Earth from contamination and exploitation by strengthening, respecting, and adhering to Indigenous Knowledge and Natural Law.
With support from the Pisces Foundation, IEN builds power among Native communities to engage in climate justice and water equity movement-building efforts. To build power and achieve their goals, IEN amplifies Native voices through communications support, organizes advocacy campaigns to initiate direct action, builds coalitions to impact policy at all levels, and provides financial support and technical assistance for rapid response efforts – including COVID relief and recovery.
IEN has been a key supporter of the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline – one of the most high-profile Indigenous water and climate justice issues of our time. In this video, IEN joins the 93-mile relay run led by member group Standing Rock Youth Council.