“No community should be saddled with more environmental burdens and less environmental benefits than any other.”
Environmental justice as defined by Majora Carter, an activist and environmental consultant from the South Bronx. To learn more about her work, you can watch her TED talk, Greening the Ghetto.
For more information about environmental justice, what it is, how it affects communities, and what to do about it, check out some of these great resources:
What is Environmental Justice? A video from the National Resources Defense Council.
‘Hit First and Worst’: Region’s Communities of Color Brace for Climate Change Impacts. A podcast from NPR Boston’s WBUR News.
‘Toxic Burden’, an episode on the Reveal podcast, from the Center for Investigative Reporting
an article by Cate Mingoya
Definitions and news updates from the NAACP
from Unequal Earth, The Guardian’s year-long series on environmental justice
by Robert D Bullard
by Luke W. Cole and Sheila R. Foster