Environmental Justice in Our Schools Is Social Justice
There is no doubt that global warming is contributing to a plethora of issues impacting human beings; one of which is how vulnerable communities recover and mitigate flooding. The Climate Strike highlights these issues but also provides an excellent opportunity to reflect on environmental injustice and consider the need to build civic capacity in local communities.
It is important to distinguish between the broad middle-class issues associated with environmentalism and local place-based issues.
While there are legislative tools to promote preservation and conservation, environmental justice advocates are usually fighting against immediate threats to quality of life without the benefit of laws.