Environmental Justice

People of color and low-income Americans often suffer disproportionately from the effects of toxic pollution. Below are some resources about how this happens and what has been done about it in Georgia and in other parts of the country.


Putting the Law to Work in Our Communities: A Citizen's Guide to Environmental Protection and Justice in Georgia
Written by Greenlaw, the Turner Environmental Law Clinic and the Emory University School of Law

Environmental Justice Coalition for Water 

Visit their website here to find out more about water justice. Their video called "Thirsty for Justice:  The Struggle for the Human Right to Water" sheds light on how people in the wealthiest nation still struggle for access to safe and affordable water. View the video HERE.

Environmental Protection Agency 

Environmental Justice Collaborative Model: A framework to Ensure Local Problem-Solving