The environmental justice movement seeks equitable access to unspoiled natural resources for all communities and to address past wrongs of environmental racism and other forms of discriminatory environmental degradation. This guide provides resources to learn more about the environmental justice movement and environmental racism.
An Introduction to Environmental Justice
Here are a few introductory articles on environmental justice and environmental racism:
"Environmental Justice and Environmental Racism" by Thomas Clarkin in Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021.
"Environmental Justice" by A. A. Lehtinen in International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, edited by Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift, vol. 3, Elsevier, 2009, pp. 535-539.
"Environmental Racism" by James Sterling Hoyte in Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, edited by Colin A. Palmer, 2nd ed., vol. 2, Macmillan Reference USA, 2006, pp. 725-726.
"Environmental Racism" by Mark Sherry and Anna Neller in People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration, edited by Kofi Lomotey, vol. 2: Employment, Housing, Family, and Community, Greenwood, 2016, pp. 98-104.
"Environmental Justice and Interventions to Prevent Environmental Injustice in the United States" by A. Lubitow and D Faber in Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, edited by Jerome O. Nriagu, vol. 2, Elsevier, 2011, pp. 433-440.
A selection of books available at Gleeson Library
A sampling of documentary films available online at Gleeson Library
Here is a list of advocacy organizations that are seeking environmental justice and responding to environmental racism.