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PACEs Connection Resource Center

Environmental Justice Resources

JENNA QUINN
Program Coordinator, Environmental Justice Consultant
jquinn@pacesconnection.com

Environmental Justice Resources

Every level of our society is impacted by the different environments in which we all live. The relationship we have with the earth, directly impacts our health and ability to function. Environmental Justice deals with the intersection of health, social justice, and environmentalism. Environmental Justice Consulting from PACEs Connection can help you understand all the ways you might be harming your environment and how your environment impacts your health. Learn about how certain populations and communities who have been historically excluded from decision making are more likely to be exposed to various types of pollution. Learn how to leave your community's environment better than you found it, for the health and sustainability of future generations. With a focus on equitable recovery, learn to prepare for and prevent the impacts of climate change.

Environmental Justice 101

  1. Environmental Health by the World Health Organization Learn how healthier environments could prevent almost one quarter of the global burden of disease. 
  2. Environmental Justice by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental justice is 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. 
  3. Climate Change Taking a Toll on Your Mental Health? How to Cope With ‘Eco-Anxiety’ by Healthline Includes information about symptoms, causes, and how to cope.
  4. Environmental Justice Resources by Sierra Club Explore this comprehensive list of resources, which includes links to environmental justice networks and organizations, state and federal environmental justice offices, social justice organizations, publications, and resources related to air, toxins, and water.

 

Environmental Justice in Your Community

  1. Environmental Justice in Your Community from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For those located in the United States, locate your EPA region and local EJ resources. 
  2. Location-Specific Environmental Information from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

 

Environmental Justice, A Deeper Dive

  1. The Principles of Environmental Justice from the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit
  2. Environmental Justice Timeline from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to understand the background of the environmental justice movement and who created it. 
  3. Indigenous Environmental Network is a group of Indigenous activists and concerned tribal community members working to restore environmental harmony through action.
  4. United Farm Workers (UFW) History United Farm Workers were one of the first groups to fight for environmental justice. 
  5. What Can I Do about Environmental Justice? from The Center for Partnership Systems
  6. Speaking of Psychology: How to cope with climate anxiety, with Thomas Doherty, PsyD, and Ashlee Cunsolo, PhD from the American Psychological Association (AAP)
  7. Climate Change & Health Equity, and Environmental Justice at HHS from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services