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Environmental Justice

Standing up for our health and homes.

Van Jones: The Economic Injustice of Plastic Van Jones: The Economic Injustice of Plastic
by Van Jones
Video: How plastic unfairly harms the poor—and what the rest of us can do about it.
A Turning Point for Mountaintop Removal? A Turning Point for Mountaintop Removal?
by Sandra Diaz
In an historic move, the EPA has vetoed a permit for mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia.
In Memory of Judy Bonds In Memory of Judy Bonds
by Robert Shetterly
Artist Robert Shetterly remembers a coal miner's daughter who took on the coal industry.
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.
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