The popstar said communities of color and island nations are ‘facing the brunt of climate change’.
Rihanna has pledged $15 Million to climate justice through her Clara Lionel Foundation.
The donation was announced by the pop star and make-up entrepreneur to 18 climate justice organisations in the US, Caribbean and Latin America.
The grants, made in partnership with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s #StartSmall philanthropic initiative, are focused on elevating, funding and supporting groups with female, LGBT, and black or indigenous leaders due to their communities being at the greatest risk and others who are on the frontlines of the climate justice movement.
These include the Climate Justice Alliance and the Indigenous Environmental Network, Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund and The Caribbean Climate Justice Project.
‘Climate resilience and climate justice’
“Climate disasters, which are growing in frequency and intensity, do not impact all communities equally, with communities of color and island nations facing the brunt of climate change,” Rihanna, who is from Barbados, said in a statement.
The dissemblance and global disparity are the main reasons her charity, named after her grandparents’ grandparents, champions climate justice and climate resilience, the singer stated.
Justine Lucas, Clara Lionel Foundation’s executive director, added: “Funders must build partnerships with grassroots organizations, acknowledging their deep understanding of what is necessary to achieve climate justice in their own communities.”
Is Rihanna vegan?
Despite her charitable efforts to save the planet’s environment, the star is still a vegetarian and eats meat.
Her fashion house also sells clothing made from animal materials. She wears fur. Fenty Beauty’s cosmetics are cruelty free, but some of its ingredients are animal-derived.
Despite being targeted at anti fur protests, her fetish for fur has not abated.
PETA, an animal rights organization sent Rihanna a fauxfur coat and a letter outlining the sufferings of animals and the dangers posed to workers and the environment in hopes that she would be inspired to give up the cruel fabric.
The letter was read: “Every fur item causes a tremendous amount of pain and suffering to the foxes, minks, and coyotes who are beaten, electrocuted, gassed, and often skinned alive by the fur industry—and fur production takes a toll on humans as well.
Fur farms alone are responsible for almost 1,000 tons of fur production in the US. [phosphorus] entering our rivers and streams each year, not to mention the toxic soup of chemicals used to keep animal skins from decomposing, which are hazardous to workers and the surrounding environment.”
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