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January 11, 2014

MLK Day 2014: Honor Dr. King by Fighting for Environmental Justice

In 1986 Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday and is celebrated across the nation. The federal holiday is held on the third Monday of January and is seen as a day for Americans to promote equal rights and justice for all, regardless of their background, and to volunteer their time in some civic action groups.

January 05, 2014

2014: The Year of Fallen Environmental Justice Heroes and Sheroes

The year 2014 has special significance as a landmark year for civil rights and social justice. It marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision, 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act 1964 Civil Rights Act, and 20th anniversary of the 1994 Environmental Justice Executive Order 12898. Let’s make 2014 the “Year of Unsung Heroes and Sheroes.”

January 04, 2014

Environmental Justice Milestones and Accomplishments Needed for New 2014 Report

The Environmental Justice Movement in the U.S. is a relatively young movement. This announcement is a call for environmental justice milestones and accomplishments the movement achieved in 2011 through 2014. The items collected will be published in commemoration of the twentieth anniversary the Environmental Justice Executive Order.

December 29, 2012

It’s An Honor to Be Profiled in Everyday Heroes Book

Two years ago, photographer Paul Mobley and author and editor Katrina Fried set out to find fifty Americans who had made it their business to improve the lives of others. The result is Everyday Heroes: 50 Americans Changing the World One Nonprofit at a Time from Welcome Books (2012). The groundbreaking book profiles some of

June 18, 2012

Principles of Environmental Justice Travel to Rio Again: Rio+20

Thousands of environmental leaders from around the world will converge on Rio de Janeiro this week for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development or Rio+20. Some twenty years earlier, “Principles of Environmental Justice,” adopted in October 1991 at the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, were circulated at the

November 09, 2011

Toward Environmental Justice for All: Addressing Race, Poverty and Pollution

DETROIT, November 9, 2011 – The Fourth National PolicyLink Equity Summit 2011: Healthy Communities, Strong Regions, A Prosperous America opened on Monday in Detroit. This afternoon, I will be speaking on a panel entitled “Tackling Poverty and Pollution: New Directions in Environmental Justice” from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The afternoon panel will explore some