Talking and Teaching Environmental Justice
“Environmental justice [means that] no community should be saddled with more environmental burdens and less environmental benefits than any other.“
–Majora Carter, Co-founder Green for All
What is environmental justice? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, environmental justice “is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”
What is environmental injustice? As outlined in this short [3:33] overview video, environmental injustice has been driven by historical and current decisions related to racial and socioeconomic inequity and to poor planning, where the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people was lacking.