Pope Francis addressed 300 participants in a meeting organized by the Foundation for Sustainable Development titled: “Environmental justice and climate change," yesterday. The event was attended by key figures in religion, politics, economic activity and various sectors of scientific research, as well as several international organizations and individuals involved in the fight against poverty.
“Environmental Justice” was an image created by Ricardo Levins Morales for the Northland Poster Collective. “For thirty years, Northland Poster Collective was an activist art organization and business devoted to using art in support of organizing, education and movement building.” Although the Northland Poster Collective has closed its doors, Morales continues the fight on his own website dedicated to social justice art (http://www.rlmarts.com/). This is the fourth inst
Want to know how polluted and at risk your U.S. neighborhood is? EJSCREEN, the EPA's environmental justice screening and mapping tool, provides some interesting information. http://www2.epa.gov/ejscreen
"Editor’s Note: Beginning June 4, and continuing over the next several weeks, Environmental Health News will publish Pollution, Poverty, People of Color, a series of stories examining environmental justice issues. For this project, EHN dispatched reporters to seven communities across the United States to report on their struggles to cope with an array of environmental threats."