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Environmental Justice

Standing up for our health and homes.

Slower Living for a Rooted Future Slower Living for a Rooted Future
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
Vermont is leading the way toward agricultural and economic change. What we can learn from the "Slow Living Summit" about building sustainable economies everywhere.
A Green Dream Deferred? A Green Dream Deferred?
by 99problems.org
Cornel West, Malia Lazu, and more on what the green movement would look like if Van Jones were still in the White House.
Harnessing the Multiplier Effect Harnessing the Multiplier Effect
by Nathanael Massey
We're all familiar with vicious cycles. But what happens when solutions build on each other?
From the Gulf, a Cry for Help From the Gulf, a Cry for Help
by Sue Sturgis
The public health crisis caused by the BP oil spill has received little media attention, and even less government help. Gulf Coast residents are trying to change that.
What I Said at the White House What I Said at the White House
by Shadia Fayne Wood
What happened when eleven young activists confronted the president about his climate and energy policies.
You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One
by Joanna Gangi
Majora Carter: How to break the cycle of economic, environmental, and social degradation.
Photo Essay: Crude Reflections from the Amazon Photo Essay: Crude Reflections from the Amazon
by Lou Dematteis
After enduring years of toxic dumping and rising cancer rates, indigenous Ecuadorians took oil giant Chevron to court to fight for the life of the rainforest—and its people.
What the “We’re Not Broke” Backlash Means for the Climate What the “We’re Not Broke” Backlash Means for the Climate
by Tom Athanasiou
What do the deficit, budget, and tax battles now raging across America and Europe have to do with solving climate change? More than you think.
Cornerstones of a Rooted Economy Cornerstones of a Rooted Economy
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Can the small fishers of Trinidad and Tobago become pillars of a new economy when the oil- and gas-based economy finally runs dry?
The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s Historic Bill The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s Historic Bill
by Nick Buxton
A new law expected to pass in Bolivia mandates a fundamental ecological reorientation of the nation's economy and society.
A Message from the Gulf: It’s Not Over A Message from the Gulf: It’s Not Over
by Cherri Foytlin
A year after the BP oil spill, Cherri Foytlin walked 1,243 miles to send a message: this disaster is far from over.
Tim DeChristopher: The Climate Movement Needs to Step It Up Tim DeChristopher: The Climate Movement Needs to Step It Up
Speaking at Power Shift 2011, activist Tim DeChristopher says it's high time the environmental movement stop just making statements—and start taking a stand.
Turning Points: Is a Different Future Possible? Turning Points: Is a Different Future Possible?
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
With the citizen-backed blockage of a proposed aluminum smelter, is Trinidad and Tobago changing course toward a rooted future?
Feeding the World: It’s Not About Quantity Feeding the World: It’s Not About Quantity
by Danielle Nierenberg, Mara Schecter
The resilience of our food supply is as much about the quality and diversity of our food sources as it is about how much we produce.
Tackling Corporate Power, One Town at a Time Tackling Corporate Power, One Town at a Time
by Mari Margil
How communities are saying "no" to corporate drilling—even if it means bucking state law.
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