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About the Guide

This resource offers a comprehensive look at the issue of environmental justice: its history, examples of ongoing environmental justice crises, and a look at how each individual can get engaged in the fight for environmental justice.

The climate crisis can seem like an abstract problem, but environmental justice crises are about the concrete health realities disproportionately affecting marginalized groups. The fight for environmental justice is a life or death fight.

Read about "the father of environmental justice," learn about places like Flint, Michigan and "Cancer Alley," and find out why issues of equity and environmentalism cannot be addressed without each other. 

Here at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, we are passionate about shaping the environmental leaders of the future. Let’s explore the state of environmental justice in 2020.