environmental justice

University of California, Berkeley
"Color The Water" centers on a recently graduated University of Southern California student who is part of the organization, Color The Water, a nonprofit that gives people of color free surfing lessons as a means of healing.
sunflower bed in a field at sunrise

Sunflower bed in bloom in the fall of 2019 at Homefields Incorporated, a 23-acre community-led farm. (Max Sano/Franklin & Marshall College)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Franklin & Marshall College
The U.S. food supply chain needs a complete makeover in light of the COVID-19 crisis. A new plan should incorporate several areas of focus, including expanding funding into current organic and regenerative agriculture.
SUNY ESF
The value of public space can not be understated — and it is even considered a key issue of environmental justice — as open public spaces increase the quality of life for all people living in an area. 
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
In the media and pop-culture, fishing is depicted as a recreational opportunity for relaxation, excitement, and meditation. How does this compare to those who must fish in visibly dirty waters for their next meal?

Poster advertising the 1972 Black Community Survival Conference, with a promotion by the Free Food Program. (Photo: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1972)

Bates College
We should remember the critical work the Black Panther Party did in their communities to help right injustices, and help prevent hunger among children and communities as a whole.

Vermont hiking trail (Famartin / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0))

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
High school student Lily Muhlbaum raised more than $10,000 in a fundraiser to fight environmental racism. She shares insight into what inspired her to act.
McDonald's essential worker

Restaurant employees — often low-wage earners with no employer-provided health insurance — were deemed "essential workers" during the pandemic. (Paul Sableman/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
Throughout this pandemic we’ve seen a vast amount of people be affected in different ways. But COVID-19 has especially exposed the discrepancies facing people from marginalized groups.
Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz
Founding Director, Planet Forward
COVID-19 is impacting both Black and Brown communities disproportionately. This pandemic has brought attention to health disparities, specifically in the Latino population.

A baby zucchini grows beneath a yellow blossom. (Maja Dumat/Creative Commons)

The George Washington University
The pandemic may have forced you into a new relationship with food. But the food that ends up on your plate has always traveled a complicated, exploitative, and convoluted path to get there.

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg director Makoma Lekalakala speaks at the Madrid U.N. Climate Change Conference in December 2019. (Photo courtesy of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
In South Africa, a country with the world's largest wealth disparity, poor communities face daily environmental threats. Find out how environmental justice activists are chipping away at this inequality through grassroots efforts.

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