CHISPA is a joint program of the CT League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and the League of Conservation Voters. It launched in 2016 to organize Latino families and communities of color in Connecticut to build a more powerful and influential voice for local communities and leaders in the fight against climate change by promoting cleaner air, water and land for a healthier Connecticut.
CHISPA means “spark” in Spanish. CHISPA ignites a new group of environmental advocates. Clean air, water, and public health matter to everyone, but many Connecticut residents are underrepresented in protecting themselves from the impacts of climate change. The CHISPA program plays a key role in changing that.
Learn more about the accomplishments of this highly successful initiative to elevate the voices of Connecticut communities of color for conservation. This work continues on an unprecedented scale and you can be a part of it!
Urban communities suffer disproportionate impacts from pollution, including increased rates of asthma and respiratory disease. We reach out to communities and foster leadership to build a strong voice among urban communities for clean air, healthy communities, and a safe climate for future generations.