Earth Care 2022: Environmental Justice
At the intersection of social justice and environmental concern lies the idea of environmental justice. This year, the Earth Care Committee will be delving into global and local issues regarding everyone’s right to have equal access to a safe and healthy environment.
The EPA defines Environmental Justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”
At the center of the environmental justice movement is the belief that no group of people should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, governmental and commercial operations or policies. Historically, this has not happened in the United States or many other parts of the world.