environmental justice

Ruth Miller, 22, grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, nestled 180 miles into the Cook Inlet — the state's oldest gas and oil basin. “Growing up I think I had the safety of innocence in that I saw our state blooming and thriving,” Miller said. (Photo courtesy Christopher J. Carter)

Cal State LA
A young Alaska native leader shares her quest for visibility — both as a youth activist for her people, and for the environment.
Eckerd College
A day at the beach turns into a disaster when two guys realize that the world's beaches are littered with trash, so they seek justice as they try to change other people's wasteful habits.
SUNY ESF
My story concerns the expansion of the built environment and its possible effects on public health and socio-spatial inequality
Cal State LA
Youth leader and climate activist Ruth Miller talks the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Sept. 21 event.

Judy Hogan, 81, is an environmental activist and author. (Photos by Emma Tobin/UNC-Chapel Hill)

UNC Chapel Hill
Judy Hogan is an 81-year-old environmental activist and writer who has been fighting issues of environmental justice in Chatham County, N.C. for decades, and is now taking on coal ash dumping with little community support.
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
Scientific uncertainty hindering local farmers who are trying to turn bombs to beets while fighting for food sovereignty in Vieques, Puerto Rico.

Petcoke piles are stored at a Koch Bros. storage site on the Calumet River in Chicago, Illinois, in 2014. (Terry Evans)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Loyola University Chicago
Communities outside of Chicago stifled by BP's largest oil refinery are taking defiant steps to end its expansion of production—and dangerous emissions.
SUNY ESF
This is the story of Al-amin Muhammad, founder of We Rise Above the Streets, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting food injustice and poverty.
Pittsburgh skyline

The Society of Environmental Journalists met in Pittsburgh over the weekend to discuss successful journalism practices (Photo by Matilda Kreider).

George Washington University
Matilda Kreider traveled to Pittsburgh to learn how to report on environmental issues from environmental journalists, scientists, policy-makers and advocates.

Stan Johnson leads a workshop at Knoxville's Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development program. (SEEED Knoxville)

The George Washington University
“Nothing stops a bullet like a job,” is the last thing you might expect the director of a sustainability program to preach, but Stan Johnson, executive director of Knoxville’s Socially Equal Energy Efficiency Development program, believes that... Read More

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