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Environmental Justice

Standing up for our health and homes.

Mountain Memories: Interview with Judy Bonds Mountain Memories: Interview with Judy Bonds
by Taylor Lee Kirkland
West Virginia activist Judy Bonds died of cancer this week. Before she died, she gave this interview about fighting to save her home from mountaintop removal coal mining.
Walking Gently on the Earth Walking Gently on the Earth
by Rev. Wendy Bell
Making faithful choices about food, energy, shelter, and more.
Rewriting Education for the Real World Rewriting Education for the Real World
Video: The Environmental Charter High School is making an impact on students, the community, and the planet.
Kicking the Habit: Air Travel in the Time of Climate Change Kicking the Habit: Air Travel in the Time of Climate Change
by Joseph Nevins
Air travel is neither just nor sustainable. So how can environmental justice activists make a global difference?
Maude Barlow: Read Me My Environmental Rights Maude Barlow: Read Me My Environmental Rights
by Madeline Ostrander
An international movement—of governments, scientists, and activists—is bringing a focus on environmental rights to the climate negotiations in Cancún.
In Mexico City, a Message for Cancún In Mexico City, a Message for Cancún
by Laura Carlsen
Why peasant farmers in Mexico are taking the UN climate negotiations seriously.
Pittsburgh Bans Natural Gas Drilling Pittsburgh Bans Natural Gas Drilling
by Mari Margil, Ben Price
A historic new ordinance bans natural gas drilling while elevating community decision making and the rights of nature over the “rights” associated with corporate personhood.
Film Trailer: Living Downstream Film Trailer: Living Downstream
A documentary that follows ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, as she explores the seemingly unnatural causes of cancer.
The Story of Electronics The Story of Electronics
Video: Annie Leonard explains why “designed for the dump” electronics are toxic to people and the planet … and what to do about it.
People We Love :: Nadia Janjua People We Love :: Nadia Janjua
by Tiffany Ran
Combining Islam and the environment
People We Love :: Tab Benoit People We Love :: Tab Benoit
by Kelly Shea
Music to heal the Gulf
Appalachia Rising for a New Economy Appalachia Rising for a New Economy
by Brooke Jarvis
Appalachian residents are serious about putting a stop to mountaintop removal coal mining—and building a more sustainable economy to take its place.
From Vacant City Lots to Food On the Table From Vacant City Lots to Food On the Table
by Madeline Ostrander
How to grow food where we need it.
Lessons from the Gulf: How Can We Better Prepare for Disasters? Lessons from the Gulf: How Can We Better Prepare for Disasters?
by Chris Kromm
Poverty and inequality magnified Hurricane Katrina’s effect on the Gulf. A resilient New Orleans means addressing these social issues first.
A Crisis of Democracy: Real Solutions to the BP Oil Spill A Crisis of Democracy: Real Solutions to the BP Oil Spill
by Brooke Jarvis
For Gulf residents, the BP oil spill has made the problem of unchecked corporate power painfully clear. Exxon Valdez survivor Riki Ott on why this may be the moment to overcome our political divides and take back our democracy.
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