NYC Climate Justice Hub

The NYC Climate Justice Hub is a transformative partnership between the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA) and the City University of New York (CUNY) to advance climate solutions generated by frontline communities across the five boroughs. The Hub aims to expand climate and environmental research, policy analysis, and advocacy resources for the NYC communities most exposed to and burdened by climate and environmental risks. Six of NYC-EJA’s organizational members – Brooklyn Movement Center (Central Brooklyn), El Puente (Williamsburg and Bushwick), Nos Quedamos (Melrose and Greater South Bronx), Good Old Lower East Side (Lower East Side), The Point CDC (Hunts Point) and UPROSE (Sunset Park) – are participating in the initiative to help usher forward community-led and -driven projects with the collaboration of CUNY students, faculty, classes, departments, institutes, and other support and resources across CUNY’s 25 campuses. Four CUNY colleges – Brooklyn College, CUNY Graduate Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and LaGuardia Community College – serve as anchor campuses within the CUNY system while the Center for the Humanities serves as the Hub’s administrative home and clearinghouse.

The initiative is funded through a two-year, $4 million grant from the Waverley Street Foundation, which announced awards to  NYC-EJA and CUNY and other Climate Hubs across the country in November 2022. NYC-EJA and CUNY issued a press release in April 2023 announcing the initiative, and the NYC Climate Justice Hub was formally launched in September 2023 with an event held at the CUNY Graduate Center during NYC Climate Week. A recap of the launch event can be found on the Center for the Humanities website.

For more information on the NYC Climate Justice Hub, visit the official temporary website.

For more information about the NYC-EJA Member Hub participants and the work these members do, please visit their websites linked below:

For more information about the anchor campuses and the Hub’s administrative home and clearing house, visit the websites linked below:


  • In 2023, NYC-EJA and The City University of New York (CUNY) formalized a partnership to establish the NYC Climate Justice Hub to advance and accelerate climate solutions led by communities of color on the front lines of climate breakdown.