Click on the links below to explore core concepts of the environmental justice movement.
Topics include the history of environmental justice, race- and class-based disparities in exposure to environmental hazards, and the current state of the environmental justice movement.
- Climate and Gentrification
- Four Indigenous Communities, One Goal: Environmental Justice
- Atomic Homefront
- Popaganda: Environmental Justice
- Environmentalism’s Racist History
- Environmental Inequalities
- The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations
- Why are our Parks so White?
- How The Environmental Movement Can Recover Its Soul
- Race is the single biggest indicator of whether you live near hazardous waste (The study)
- The United Church of Christ’s National Report on the Racial and Socioeconomic Characteristics of Communities with Hazardous Waste Sites
- Principles of Environmental Justice and EJNet
- Think People of Color Don’t Care about the Environment? Think Again
- Report expounds on old problem: lack of diversity in green groups
- The Garden: a gripping documentary on the South Central Farmers of LA and the intersection of land ownership, race, and politics
Academic Journals and Books
LaDuke, W. (2015). All Our Relations: Native struggles for land and life. Boston, South End Press.
Alkon, A. H., & Agyeman, J. (2011). Cultivating food justice: Race, class, and sustainability. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.
Bullard, R. D. (1994). Dumping in Dixie: Race, class, and environmental quality. Boulder: Westview Press.
Hurley, A. (1997). Fiasco at Wagner Electric: Environmental Justice and Urban Geography in St. Louis. Environmental History,2(4), 460-481. Retrieved from here.
Agyeman, J. (2012). Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice. New York, NY: New York University Press.
Bullard, R. D., & Wright, B. (2012). The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities. New York: New York University Press.
For a list of courses related to environmental justice that is periodically updated, please visit this website.
Get Involved with Environmental Justice
Dutchtown South Community Corporation (DSCC): So Fresh So Clean So Creative
Just Moms STL (West Lake Landfill activism)
US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Justice