Environmental justice refers to the equal and fair involvement of all people as it relates to laws and policies regarding environmental regulation.
- Where does Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson stand on climate change issues?
Outdoor Afro’s COO on Inspiring Black Joy in Nature, Celebrating the Planet, and More (Exclusive)Outdoor Afro works “to create and inspire Black connections and leadership in nature,” as COO Joseph Mouzon tells Green Matters.
U.S. Government Will No Longer Consider Race In Fight for Environmental JusticeWhat is environmental racism, exactly? The U.S. government has just made a disappointing declaration in regards to fighting for environmental justice.
9 Banned Books About the Environment That Should Definitely Be On Your Reading ListIf you're exploring the world of banned books, here are a handful of them that pertain to the environment, climate injustice, and beyond.
6 Graphic Novels That Discuss the Ongoing Climate CrisisTalking about climate change can be difficult, so instead of stumbling through a conversation, give one of these six environmental graphic novels to a friend.
Paramount Plus Docuseries 'Wasteland' Explores America's Collapsing Sewer SystemParamount Plus is bringing subscribers the new docuseries 'Wasteland,' exploring the collapsing sewer systems in the U.S. — here's how to watch.
Michael Regan Is Leading the EPA "Through the Lens of Environmental Justice"EPA Administrator Michael Regan recently appeared on 'The Daily Show,' where he spoke about his goals as EPA Administrator.
Native Tribes Reunited With Redwood Forest That Was Stolen During California GenocideOne 523-acre stretch of a Californian redwood forest has been returned to the tribes that once inhabited it.
Rihanna’s Foundation Pledges $15 Million to Climate Justice OrganizationsRihanna’s foundation, the Clara Lionel Foundation, just made a $15 million donation that will help fight for climate justice.
8.5 Million Gallons of Spilled Sewage in Southern California Forced Several Beaches to CloseAbout 8.5 million gallons of raw sewage were spilled in Southern California, which led to the emergency closing of several major beaches statewide.
What Is Dietary Racism? Why a Publicity Stunt Called It Out at StarbucksHere's a look into dietary racism, and the spoof calling out Starbucks’ allegedly racist milk prices.
These Environmental Docs and Movies Made Serious Waves in 2021Here's a look into eight of this year's most popular docs and movies that taught viewers about the climate crisis.
In Addition to Humanitarian Crisis, the Border Wall Will Cause "Ecological Disaster"As the construction of the Texas-Mexico border wall is about to create a major humanitarian crisis, we're delving into its environmental impact.
High Levels of Diesel Fuel Were Discovered in Oahu Drinking WaterIs the Navy poisoning Hawaii's drinking water? Those living in Oahu's military base have unfortunately been ingesting high levels of disel.
Yet Another Reason to Abolish Prison Systems: Their Environmental ImpactWhat is the impact of mega prisons? Aside from the fact that these massive establishments are inhumane, they also come with an environmental impact.
Sacrifice Zones Are a Major Environmental Issue That Harm Marginalized CommunitiesWhat are sacrifice zones? Many marginalized communities are exposed to dangerous levels of pollution and toxins, which cause serious health problems.
Will Releasing Radioactive Water From 2011 Fukushima Disaster Harm the Pacific Ocean?Why is Japan releasing water from the 2011 Fukushima disaster into the Pacific Ocean? It could ultimately make for an environmental travesty.
How This 19-Year-Old Activist Is Fighting for Intersectional Environmental Justice (Exclusive)Diego Arreola is fighting for environmental justice through his organization Green Speaking, and he shared his Green Routine with us.
‘They're Trying To Kill Us’ Documentary Exposes Food Injustice in Communities of Color'They're Trying To Kill Us' is a new documentary about food injustice, racism, and chronic disease in communities of color, and it features interviews with Ne-Yo, Billie Eilish, Chris Paul, and many more.
At COP26, UN Secretary Patricia Espinosa States "Success Is Possible"Patricia Espinosa is speaking for our climate at COP26, but this isn’t the only time the Executive Secretary of the UN has fought against climate change.
Indigenous Communities Have Been Forced to Relocate To Areas Heavily Impacted by Climate ChangeResearchers at several universities published a study on how Indigenous communities were forced to relocate to areas impacted by climate change.
Madagascar’s Impending Famine: What Caused It, How to Help, and MoreWhat caused Madagascar's impending famine? The East African country is unfortunately facing a food shortage that was triggered by climate change.
Three Years Into Water Crisis, Benton Harbor, Mich. Residents Told to Stop Drinking Tap WaterThe Benton Harbor water crisis just keeps getting worse, and this week, city officials warned residents of the city not to use tap water, due to lead contamination.
7 Native American Activists to Follow to Stay Informed, Beyond Indigenous Peoples' DayTo stay informed beyond Indigenous Peoples' Day, which falls on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, there are several Indigenous activists you should follow.
Here’s Why People Are Currently Boycotting Kellogg'sWhy are people currently boycotting Kellogg's? Executives at the cereal company are facing major controversy, which has led to company-wide strikes.
Daintree Rainforest Is One of Four World Heritage Sites Being Returned to Aboriginal OwnersIn a recent historic deal, Australia's Daintree Rainforest is one of four world heritage sites that were returned to its original Indigenous owners.
The Palm Oil Industry Is Causing Widespread Deforestation — but What Can Be Done?Humanity’s need for palm oil is causing widespread deforestation in Southeast Asia, but what can be done?
What to Know About the Now-Canceled Byhalia Connection PipelineEarlier this month, Mississippi residents celebrated the cancellation of the Byhalia Connection Pipeline — here's what you should know about its history.
Titanium Dioxide is a Short Term Solution to Cool Down Urban Heat IslandsWhat is an urban heat island? A recent study shows that the BIPOC community is disproportionately affected by heat waves hitting cities worldwide.
How This Grassroots Organization Is Fighting for Environmental Justice in Flint (Exclusive)ETM Flint was founded to advance environmental justice in Flint and fight the water crisis’ lingering effects.
Activist Wins Environmental Prize for Preventing Toxic Plastics Plant in “Cancer Alley”Activist Sharon Lavigne ran a ground-breaking grassroots campaign in Louisiana's Cancer Alley, to prevent the construction of a plastic plant.
Black Environmental Activists to Follow This JuneteenthIn honor of Juneteenth, we’ve rounded up seven incredible Black environmental activists who we recommend following on Instagram.
These Environmental Justice Organizations Are Fighting for People and the PlanetThere are many environmental justice organizations using their resources and platforms to educate the masses on the intersections between climate and social justice.
The Awá People Are Threatened By Deforestation on a Regular BasisConsidered to be the world's most threatened tribe, the Awá people from Brazil are in grave danger with the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
How Does Climate Change Affect Human Health? Scientists Weigh InClimate change has already begun to damage ecosystems all over the world, but how will it eventually affect human health?
Donate to These Asian American Charities to Support Communities NationwideShow your support right now for Asian American communities in light of the recent Atlanta, Ga. shooting, and donate to these Asian American charities.
10 Young Climate Activists Changing the World, in Honor of International Women's DayIn honor of International Women’s Day 2021, here are 10 young women climate activists who are undoubtedly changing the world.
Customers Boycotted These "Sustainable" Fashion Brands After BLM Scandals — How Have The Companies Followed Up?Everlane, Reformation, and other "sustainable" brands were under fire in the summer of 2020 for racism — but how have things changed, seven months later?
Here's Why 22-Year-Old Climate Activist, Disha Ravi, Was Arrested In New DelhiWho is Disha Ravi? The 22-year-old Indian climate activist gained notoriety after she was arrested during the agricultural protests in India.
What Is Happening in Centreville, Illinois? The City Is Facing Racial InjusticeWhat is happening in Centreville, Ill.? The marginalized midwestern city is facing major racial injustice, after experiencing years of sewage floods.
Support These Intersectional Environmental Organizations for Black History MonthBlack History Month starts on Feb. 1 — consider donating to these Black environmental organizations, to support intersectional environmentalism.
Is Colin Kaepernick Vegan? The NFL Star Just Dropped a Ben & Jerry’s FlavorColin Kaepernick and Ben & Jerry's just released a vegan ice cream flavor — but is Colin Kaepernick vegan?
Leonardo DiCaprio Urges Public to Oppose Gibbstown Fossil Fuel Project — How to HelpWhat exactly is the Gibbstown fossil fuel project? And has the project been approved to begin construction?
Is the North Brooklyn Pipeline Officially Shut Down? Mayor de Blasio Speaks OutNew York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, has spoken out against the North Brooklyn Pipeline project, criticizing National Grid. But is the fight over?
How the Climate Crisis Harms Native AmericansIt's Indigenous Peoples’ Day — let's look at some of the ways the climate crisis has been harming Native Americans for centuries.
If You Participate in Amazon Prime Day This Year, Shop These Black-Owned BusinessesIf you decide to participate in Amazon Prime Day 2020, peruse a few of our favorite Black-owned businesses participating in the annual event.
Our Favorite Climate Justice Instagram Accounts to Add to Your FeedClimate justice is a key part of the fight against the climate crisis, and these 10 Instagram accounts are all about intersectional climate activism and education.
Latinx-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.
How to Protect the Amazon's Indigenous Peoples, According to Sônia GuajajaraIndigenous peoples in the Amazon are under threat by rainforest fires and the Brazilian government — Sônia Guajajara teaches us what we can do.
Trump’s EPA Is Letting Power Plants Dump Toxic Waste Into Rivers and StreamsTrump’s EPA has rolled back more Obama-era rules, meaning power plants now have more freedom to dump toxic wastewater into natural bodies of water.