The path to environmental justice
from American Libraries
Environmental justice affects everyone — and, according to a landmark 1971 Council on Environmental Quality report, it affects racial minorities and the urban poor more adversely. “We are all familiar with what happened in Flint,” said Cassandra Allen, outreach librarian at the National Library of Medicine. So what part can libraries, universities, and other organizations play in making sure people of all races, cultures, and income levels are treated fairly when it comes to environmental development, implementation and policy?
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