Environmental justice refers to the equal and fair involvement of all people as it relates to laws and policies regarding environmental regulation.
- Here are a few environmental and climate justice charities worth donating to this Giving Tuesday.
"Human Pollution Is Causing Mass Extinction" — Climate Activists Protest at the Museum of Natural History and GuggenheimDuring protests held at two famous New York City museums, protesters from Extinction Rebellion demanded that the museums take a stand against climate change.
The Internet Is Shocked to Learn the Truth About Trapped Water in Plastic BottlesEver heard of "trapped" or "lost" water? One social media user is encouraging people to release water stuck in plastic bottles.
When Will the Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Lawsuit Be Settled? So Far, Not Soon EnoughVeterans and families who lived at Camp Lejeune await settlements — and justice — after filing claims in a toxic water case.
Latinx-Owned and Hispanic-Owned Sustainable Companies to Support During National Hispanic Heritage MonthNational Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to support small Latinx-owned and Hispanic-owned companies — especially ones with sustainable practices and products.
'Queen Charlotte' Star Arsema Thomas Is Tackling the Diversity Crisis in the Environmentalism Sphere (Exclusive)'Green Matters' spoke with 'Queen Charlotte' star Arsema Thomas about how her educational background influences her environmentalism and her Tom's of Maine partnership.
These Latinx and Hispanic Climate Leaders Are Championing Intersectional ActivismThese Latinx and Hispanic activists in the climate movement all use their platforms to advocate for intersectional climate justice.
Nevada Rangers Ram Truck Through Peaceful Blockade of Climate Protesters at Burning ManWhen climate activists blocked traffic to Burning Man, Nevada Rangers rammed through the demonstration, threatened protesters with a gun, and made several arrests.
The Hazardous Waste Dump in Kettleman City, Calif., Is a Case of Environmental RacismResidents in Kettleman City, Calif., have been fighting against a hazardous waste dump for decades. Here's what to know about their fight.
Shein May Charge You Low Prices — but the Fast Fashion Brand's Laborers Are PayingWhy is Shein so cheap? Investigations into Shein make it clear that the fast fashion giant doesn't care about its laborers or the environment.
July 18 Is Mandela Day — Here’s How Nelson Mandela Fought for Environmental JusticeLate Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela, is honored every year on July 18 — which is why we're honoring his environmental contributions.
19-Foot Burmese Python Caught in Florida Breaks World RecordFlorida hunters caught the longest Burmese python ever recorded in history. Find out how long this massive snake was, and how it was captured.
New Jersey Man Chops 32 Trees on Neighbors Lawn; Could Be Fined MillionsGrant Haber had trees illegally cut down from his New Jersey neighbor's land. How much might Haber end up owing in fines?
Earth Gays and Eco Queers: 4 LGBTQ+ Environmental Organizations That Slay (Exclusive)Take pride in our planet by supporting these LGBTQ+ environmental and climate change organizations. The granola gays are leading the way to a more beautiful, harmonious, and cleaner world.
10 Facts You Should Know about JuneteenthOn June 19, 1865, Juneteenth was born, and it's now celebrated as the unofficial end of slavery in the United States. Here are 10 facts about the holiday.
How to Celebrate Pride Month Sustainably — at Work, Parades, and MoreWe’ve rounded up some tips on how to celebrate Pride Month at work, in ways that could actually create meaningful change within your company.
Mountaintop Removal Mining Destroys Mountains, HomesThe destructive surface mining method is not only detrimental to the environment, but also to the health of the people who live there.
Cider May Sell Viral Outfits, But It's Nothing More Than a Fast Fashion BrandCider is just another example of contemporary direct-to-consumer clothing brands proving how successful the fast fashion business model can be.
New California Law Involves Partnering With Native Tribes to Save the Salmon PopulationCalifornia has canceled its 2023 salmon season, and is officially partnering with Native American tribes to conserve the salmon population.
4 Incredible Asian American Women Who Are Fighting for Environmental JusticeThese Asian American environmental justice activists are fighting for a better and more sustainable planet.
Why Climate Activists Are Protesting France Changing the Retirement Age (Exclusive)In France, climate activists are fighting against the proposed new retirement age.
Delaware Riverkeeper Maya K. van Rossum Is an Environmental Justice Warrior — Inside Her Fight to Save the Planet (Exclusive)Being the Delaware Riverkeeper is no easy gig, but environmental justice warrior Maya K. van Rossum wears the title with pride, enthusiasm, and ferocity.
What Is “Cop City”? It Has Spawned a National Fight to Protect Southeast Atlanta's ForestNicknamed "Cop City" by opponents, the construction of the $90 million Atlanta Public Safety Training Center has sparked controversy and nationwide outcry.
The Lawsuits Against Momentum Solar — A Renewable Energy Leader With Allegations of RacismThe New Jersey-based leader in solar energy has faced serious allegations of racism in the past few years, meaning it might not be the model it's made out to be.
What Is Climate Action? Here's How You Can Get Involved — and What Leaders Must DoWhat is climate action, exactly? Here's a look into the different ways you can take action for the planet, and how world leaders must take action.
What Is a Climate Disadvantaged Community? Many NYC Neighborhoods to Receive Climate FundsWhat does it mean to be climate disadvantaged? Several NYC neighborhoods have been identified as such, and will receive climate funds.
The Audubon Society Considered a Name Change, Because of Its Namesake’s Bad ReputationThe namesake of the National Audubon Society (NAS), John Audubon, was evidently quite racist — so the organization was considering changing its name.
Climate Activists Share How They Combat Compassion Fatigue (Exclusive)Compassion fatigue and burnout are common in the world of climate activism — and other fields, such as nursing and psychotherapy. Here are a few ways to combat these feelings.
Climate Groups Blast Biden for Approving Willow Project: It "Derails His Own Climate Goals"Has the Biden has approved the Willow Project? Despite the massive environmental impact it will have, yes, the oil drilling project will go forward.
PFAS Are All Over the World — How These "Forever Chemicals" Can Harm Your HealthWhat are PFAS and why are they bad? These chemicals can be found all over the planet — and the human body.
International Women’s Day Is March 8: Why That Is, How to Celebrate at Work, and IWD QuotesInternational Women's Day is March 8 — here's why we celebrate it on that day, how to celebrate the holiday at work, and quotes to inspire you.
Cancer Alley Might Be Our Country's Most Toxic Symbol of Environmental RacismHere's everything you need to know about Cancer Alley in Louisiana, and the federal lawsuit trying to take down one of its worst polluters.
Yucca Mountain Is Tribal Homeland, Not Fit for a Nuclear Waste DumpYucca Mountain was a proposed dumping ground for dangerous, radioactive nuclear waste. However, after years of construction and planning, the project was abandoned for several reasons.
These Environmental Law Organizations Provide Free Council in the Name of Climate JusticeWith climate chaos and environmental damage growing worse and worse, there are fortunately many environmental law organizations out there.
Salt Lake City Was Once so Polluted It Had 'Air You Can Chew'Salt Lake City has had an air pollution problem for years. And now lower water levels could be making the issue worse before it gets better.
Collective Fashion Justice's Emma Håkansson, 23, Wants to Fix the Fashion Industry With a "Holistic Approach" (Exclusive)Collective Fashion Justice's Emma Håkansson is only just getting started with her mission of ridding the fashion industry of animal exploitation, human exploitation, and environmentally-destructive practices.
Afro-Vegan Society's "Veguary" Pledge Celebrates Plant-Based Living During Black History MonthVeguary is a month-long pledge to “try living vegan” for the month of February, purposely coinciding with Black History Month, according to the organization behind it, Afro-Vegan Society.
The Plastic Industry Is Ruining Planet Earth in More Ways Than OneHow does plastic affect the environment? Unfortunately, plastic takes a nasty toll on communities and ecosystems worldwide — and it's only getting worse.
Police Fatally Shoot Atlanta Forest Defender During "Cop City" Protest — Everything to Know About This MovementAtlanta forest defenders are protesting to defend Weelaunee Forest — here's everything you need to know.
These Are the Top 5 Most Polluted Rivers in the WorldUnfortunately, so many waterways around the world are struggling with pollution. Here are the five most polluted rivers in the world.
How Martin Luther King Jr. Laid the Groundwork for Environmental JusticeMLK Jr. used his voice to advocate for environmental justice on multiple occasions.
Jane Fonda's History of Social and Environmental ActivismIn 2020, actress and activist Jane Fonda flew to Minnesota to oppose the Line 3 — take a look back at her history of environmental and social activism.
Standing Rock Protests Come to Life in Feature Film 'On Sacred Ground,' Starring David Arquette (Exclusive)'On Sacred Ground' is a new movie that chronicles the 2016 construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, as well as the protests against it.
Biden Administers Federal Assistance to Havasupai Tribe, After Ongoing Arizona FloodsBiden has officially declared the ongoing floods in Arizona a federal disaster to the Havasupai Tribes, in order to get them federal assistance.
The Death Toll From Philippines’ Floods Is Still RisingHow many have died as a result of flooding in the Philippines? Unfortunately, several people have been found dead — and many are still missing.
How the Great American Outdoors Act Helps Protect Natural Spaces in the U.S.The Great American Outdoors Act in the U.S. is meant to help protect natural spaces all across the country. Here's how it works.
Water Levels at Lake Shasta Are Higher Now Than Last Year — Why It's a ProblemWhat is the water level at Lake Shasta? It has see ups and downs over the years, but higher levels can also be a sign of a worsening drought.
Biden Issues Grant to Relocate Native Americans From Rising OceansThe Biden administration recently issued a $75 million grant to relocate three Native American tribes from rising sea levels.
Grand Canyon’s “Indian Garden” Renamed to Something More P.C.Formerly home to many southwestern tribes, it's no surprise the Grand Canyon displaced many of them — which is why the name "Indian Garden" is being changed.
Here Are the Most Endangered Plants in the U.S.Because of all kinds of factors that cause plants all over the world to become endangered. Here are some of the most endangered ones in the U.S.