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The impacts of climate change and environmental policies don’t affect all communities equally. The environmental justice movement is working to change that—to prompt the fair treatment of people of all races, cultures, and incomes in the development, adoption, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws. We’ll examine how environmental inequities and environmental racism have been embedded in the landscape, locally and beyond, and the fight to support equitable access to healthy environments.
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West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
WOEIP is a resident-led, community-based environmental justice organization dedicated to achieving healthy homes, healthy jobs, and healthy neighborhoods for all who live, work, learn, and play in West Oakland, California.
Climate Health Now
Climate Health Now is a group of doctors and health professionals in California who recognize climate change as the public health and equity emergency of our lifetimes. They mobilize the trusted voice of health professionals to advocate for a rapid, just transition away from harmful fossil fuels and toward a healthy, equitable society sustained by renewable energy.
Owning Our Air
Referenced by our panelist, this is the guide to AB617—a joint project between Bay Area Air Quality Management District and West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, which aims to reduce exposure in communities that are most impacted by air pollution.
Health Inequities - Videos by Dr. Tony Iton
This wealth of resources from Dr. Tony Iton addresses the impacts of health inequities and finds ways to work toward meaningful change. Dr. Iton is the senior vice president of Building Healthy Communities for The California Endowment.
CalEnviroScreen is a mapping tool that helps identify California communities that are most affected by many sources of pollution, and where people are often especially vulnerable to pollution’s effects.
EnviroStor is the Department of Toxic Substances Control's data management system for tracking cleanup, permitting, enforcement, and investigation efforts at hazardous waste facilities and sites with known contamination, or sites where there may be reasons to investigate further.
Jo-Jikum is a Marshall Islands-based nonprofit dedicated to empowering Marshallese youth to turn the tides, become change-makers and creators, and contribute to the survival of their lush, thriving islands.
Pacific Storytellers Cooperative
The Pacific Storytellers Cooperative is a platform for place-based stories from the Pacific Islands to be shared with a global audience. This multimedia effort, organized by Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, embraces the rich Pacific storytelling heritage and brings it into the internet age.
See more work by Elizabeth Lo by visiting her website.