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Environmental Justice

Standing up for our health and homes.

Justicia Now! Justicia Now!
Justicia Now is a documentary about ChevronTexaco's toxic legacy in the Northern Ecuadorian region of the Amazon rainforest—and the largest environmental class action lawsuit in history.
Uniting and Building Movements Uniting and Building Movements
by Van Jones, Sarah van Gelder
Van Jones has been a critical bridge between the environmental and social justice worlds through his call for green collar jobs. Sarah van Gelder asked him what it was like for him to act as that bridge.
Carl Pope & Van Jones Carl Pope & Van Jones
by Van Jones, Carl Pope
Carl Pope and Van Jones discuss Environmentalism, New Media, Civil Rights, the Economy
People We Love :: Erica Fernandez People We Love :: Erica Fernandez
16 year-old Erica Fernandez received a 2007 Brower Youth award for her campaign to stop the building of a liquefied natural gas plant.
People We Love People We Love
People We Love: Kelydra Weckler, Reverend Todd Eklof, Lauren Jacobs, Corbin Harney
Interview with Bineshi Albert and Bruce McClackey Interview with Bineshi Albert and Bruce McClackey
by Sarah van Gelder
Interview with Bineshi Albert and Bruce McClackey during the Freedom Caravan to the US Social Forum
Economic Rebirth After the Storm Economic Rebirth After the Storm
by Meizhu Lui
United for a Fair Economy helps the devastated Houma Nation organize a new economic model for itself.
Just, Green & Beautiful Cities
by Carl Anthony
Carl Anthony on the regional equity movement, and making cities work.
Two Crises, One Solution Two Crises, One Solution
by Van Jones
We face devastation of the natural world and violence in human communities. There's a way to solve both these crises. A reverence movement would anchor a different economics, a restorative economics. Working with nature, we can create wealth sustainably and spread it more equitably. Solution-based, investment-driven environmentalism.
Staying Wild: How the Wilderness Act Changed My Life Staying Wild: How the Wilderness Act Changed My Life
by Annick Smith
For one woman writer, wilderness provided sanctuary and solace in an unstable world. Preserving this source of the good life meant stepping into the political fray.
The Green Belt Movement :: The Story of Wangari Maathai
by Mia MacDonald
Wangari Maathai, founder of Kenya's Green Belt Movement, recently won the Nobel Peace Prize. Her message: Peace is founded in healthy ecosystems, access to natural resources, and democracy.
Principles of Environmental Justice
Declaration from the People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit.
Book Review: Planet Dialectics by Wolfgang Sachs Book Review: Planet Dialectics by Wolfgang Sachs
by Misa Saros
In Planet Dialectics, Wolfgang Sachs repeatedly asks the nagging question: "Whose development and of what?"
Peace Trees, Vietnam
by Gay-Wynn Cooper
Although public opinion has turned against the use of landmines, a large number remain active, a lethal reminder of wars long over. One group of Americans and Vietnamese are removing landmines and restoring an indigenous ecosystem ...
Mothers For Eco-justice
by Tracy Rysavy
Mothers in East Los Angeles, Detroit, and other communities started out saying "no" to toxic neighbors. Now they are also building a future for their cities.
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