environmental justice Archives - State of the Planet

A Summer Immersed in the Hudson: Next Generation of Hudson River Educators

Interns developed skills in science communication by creating educational materials about the river’s colorful stories, myths, and misunderstandings.

by |September 4, 2020

Joan Baez Supports New Earth Institute Pandemic Response Initiative

She’s selling prints of her paintings to aid an initiative that combats misinformation about COVID-19 and helps communities of color.

by |September 1, 2020

Environmental Justice Through the Eyes of The Next Generation of Hudson River Educators

In a summer program, students learned about and discussed the science of the Hudson River watershed, as well as the social issues present in their daily lives.

by |August 31, 2020
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Our Focus Has to Be on the Victims of Hurricane Laura

Atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel writes that yes, Hurricane Laura is about climate change, but first it’s about people.

by |August 28, 2020
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Academics and Activism: Where Global Warming and Racism Meet

A new student-driven course explores race, climate change, and social justice.

by |August 28, 2020
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Bronx Documentary Center Uses Photojournalism to Drive Social Change

The center’s director and students explain how they use photography to explore vital issues, stimulate critical thought, and connect with their communities.

by Angie Thuy Tran |August 5, 2020
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Workshop Will Teach the Basics of Community Organizing

On July 14, the workshop will teach young people how they can take their passion and individual activism to the next level.

by Tara Stafford |July 6, 2020

Environmental Justice and Economic Recovery

An American infrastructure revitalization program could put people to work while improving the efficiency and quality of our communities and economy.

by |July 6, 2020

Environmental and Justice Activists Need to Join Forces

To achieve an equitable, sustainable culture and economy, we must combine efforts that liberate communities of color and liberate the planet.

by Cayte Bosler |June 3, 2020
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A Sustainable Arctic Has to Include Indigenous Groups

Assimilation and colonization are still happening in our own backyard.

by Isabelle Cojocaru-Durand |May 15, 2020