What is Environmental Justice?
All people and communities have the right to equal environmental protection under the law, and the right to live, work and play in communities that are safe, healthy and free of life-threatening conditions.
How is it being addressed in the Boston area?
Social justice and environmental justice are inextricably linked. To explore these linkages and how they play out in the Boston area, BU Sustainability has partnered with entities such as the BUMC Climate Action Group, BU Student Government, the Energy and Sustainability Club, and the Institute for Sustainable Energy for a series of one-hour online panel discussions. These events feature speakers who are leading local efforts to advance environmental justice at a wide range of nonprofit organizations in and around Boston. The series has focused on topics such as:
- Healthy Communities
- Food Justice
- Youth Leaders
- Energy Justice
Just a few examples of participating organizations are: Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE) the Food Project, the Food Project, and GreenRoots.
View past event recordings on the BU Sustainability YouTube Channel.