Non-partisan Fellowship program seeks Southern leaders to address Climate and Environmental Justice; Applications are due March 15, 2023

NEW ORLEANS (January 27, 2023) — E Pluribus Unum (EPU), founded by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, released the application for the Climate and Environmental Justice cohort within their established Unum Fellowship program for Southern public and civic sector leaders engaged in work on climate and the environment, who want to deepen their focus on racial equity. Unum Fellows are equipped with resources, training, and technical expertise to develop and execute an environment-focused project through an equity-based lens.

Applications are due by March 15 and can be found at:

“Inequity takes many forms. We know that how communities, especially marginalized communities, across the American South are impacted by the environment and climate is an existential threat that can and must be mitigated by leaders,” said Scott Hutcheson, Executive Director of E Pluribus Unum. “Through the Climate and Environmental Justice Cohort of the Unum Fellowship, EPU will support Southern leaders across the public and civic sector who are willing to break down systemic barriers and are ready to provide equitable solutions for their communities.”

The Climate and Environmental Justice Cohort of Unum Fellows will continue EPU’s mission to increase dialogue and advance racial equity in the South. We are looking for applicants from the following Southern States – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. For essential information regarding applicant requirements, commitment, and key dates, please refer to the FAQ section on our website.

The application period opened today, January 27th, and closes on March 15th, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST. Visit for more information.


About E Pluribus Unum

Founded by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu in 2018, E Pluribus Unum (EPU) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to build a more just, equitable, and inclusive South, uprooting the barriers that have long divided the region by race and class. Incubated at Emerson Collective, EPU is focused on changing the divisive narratives that perpetuate systemic and interpersonal racism, cultivating and empowering courageous leaders who are advancing racial equity, and championing transformative policy change. Learn more at