Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – Come join us for our next monthly convening of the Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Task Force at 2-4 pm at the Southeast Community College (1800 Oakdale) in the Alice Pitcher Room in Bayview. Check out the fliers and get the word out: &
Greenaction has been a leader in health and environmental justice organizing in Bayview Hunters Point since we were founded in 1997, and several of our staff have ties to this community for decades. We work with residents from the diverse ethnic groups in the community, and a wide range of community groups, public housing tenants organizations, faith-based and youth groups in our efforts.
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Inequities in access to safe, affordable water and the decision-making processes that guide water management and distribution have given rise to environmental justice efforts led by affected communities. With our longstanding commitment to water solutions that advance environmental justice, the Pacific Institute partners with community-based organizations and coalitions working on water justice issues, providing technical assistance, carrying out research projects, and facilitating capacity-building on issues, techniques, and policy.
NAACP | Environmental & Climate Justice
Environmental Justice activists approach environmental protection in a different way than those groups that focus solely on environmental issues. These activists consider the environment to be where “we live, work and play, go to school (and sometimes pray).” They act to right the wrongs of environmental racism, which is typically due to the intended or unintended consequences of regulations that may be selectively enforced or not enforced at all, resulting in negative impacts on people of color.
Rogers-Eubanks Coalition | Restoring environmental …
While pollution is almost everywhere, certain communities are burdened with a disproportionate number of facilities that fill the air, soil, and water with contaminates. Typically found in communities of color and low-income communities, industrial polluters such as landfills, trash incinerators, coal plants, and toxic waste dumps affect the well-being of residents. Their health is also often compromised due to a lack of access to healthy foods in their neighborhoods. Those who work on environmental justice issues refer to these inequities as environmental racism.
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17) Environmental Justice requires that we, as individuals, make personal and consumer choices to consume as little of Mother Earth’s resources and to produce as little waste as possible; and make the conscious decision to challenge and reprioritize our lifestyles to ensure the health of the natural world for present and future generations.
Indonesia: A Case Study of Environmental Injustice. Blog …
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 2 pm: Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Justice Response Task Force. Help reduce pollution and injustice in Bayview Hunters Point! Check out our meeting flyers: , , .