These four places and events illustrate how environmental racism has become the rule — not the exception — for minorities everywhere.
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.
Arizona State University
Water is a precious commodity that’s scarce in many places across the U.S. but even more so in rural Native American communities like the Navajo Nation, where a virus that requires hand-washing has taken a heavy toll.
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 College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Cities all over the world have a problem: They’ve ceased to be for the people who live in them.
Founder and Chief Executive, 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.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
When the streetlights in Highland Park, Michigan, went dark one night in 2011, the community came together with a solution to keep their streets safe — and launched a larger vision for the city.
A homeless encampment in Seattle from 2018. (David Lee/Flickr)
When I leave my apartment in the Chinatown neighborhood of Seattle I see lush green trees, the VA medical building sitting atop a hill, Mt. Rainer off in the distance, and a man with all of his possessions in a rundown van.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Mississippi
Mississippi is a contradiction of limited local food access in a state with deep agricultural roots. How can we solve this uniquely American problem, and what can we learn from other countries?
Watch the 2018 Summit breakout session "The Power of Diversity in Moving the Planet Forward."