Environmental justice refers to the equal and fair involvement of all people as it relates to laws and policies regarding environmental regulation.
- 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.
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.
Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration for Permitting Oil Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife RefugeThe Trump Administration approved oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and environmental groups are striking back with two lawsuits.
How Gas Flaring Is Causing Premature Births in Latinx WomenNatural gas flaring could be causing adverse birth outcomes, such as premature births and underweight births, in Hispanic mothers in Texas.
The Amazon Fires Are Destroying Indigenous People's Homes — We Interviewed an Amazon Watch Director to Learn MoreWe interviewed Andrew Miller of Amazon Watch about how the fires in the Amazon rainforest affect indigenous people.
Amazonian Indigenous Community Wins 24-Year Lawsuit Against Illegal LoggersThe Ashaninka tribe won a $3 million settlement from the company that deforested a quarter of its reserve in the 1980s.
A Pipeline in Canada Just Spilled up to 50,000 Gallons of Oil on Indigenous LandCanada's Trans Mountain pipeline has spilled as many 50 thousand gallons of crude oil in British Columbia. So, what exactly happened?
How the Climate Crisis Is Affecting Childbirth Outcomes, Especially for Black MothersClimate change factors such as air pollution and rising temperatures are causing premature, underweight, and still births — especially for Black mothers.
10 Black Women in the Green Space Who You'll Want in Your Instagram FeedThese Black women Instagrammers are putting a spotlight on the connection between climate justice and racial justice.
The Black Climate Scientists and Scholars Changing the WorldThese six Black scientists and scholars have made indelible marks on the journey to climate justice.
How This Small Town In Mexico Uses Solar Power For Economic JusticeOne town in Mexico called Ucareo is experimenting with ways communities can protect themselves from predatory energy companies and started a GoFundMe page called for a solar power plant.
4 Young Climate Activists on Intersectionality in Climate Justice, Fighting From Home, and MoreIn honor of Earth Day, we interviewed four young women fighting for climate justice.
The BREATHE Act Is All About Racial and Environmental JusticeM4BL's BREATHE Act aims to fight environmental and racial injustices in the U.S.
8 Anti-Racism Books by Black Authors + 5 Black-Owned Bookstores to SupportAnti-racism reading is so important — here are eight books to get you started.
‘Intersectional Environmentalist’ Platform Launches to Dismantle Racism in the Climate MovementIntersectional Environmentalist is a new platform that addresses the link between climate and racial justice — we interviewed founder Leah Thomas to learn more.
9 Amazing Books About Environmental RacismThese books about environmental racism will give you an important look into the systemic environmental injustices against marginalized communities in the U.S.