Environmental Justice

environmental justice

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines environmental justice as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. 

resources to learn more about environmental jusice

Recommended reading

We recommend checking these books out from the FSU Libraries system or the Leon County Public Library.

  • The Quest for Environmental Justice by Robert Bullard
  • New Perspectives on Environmental Justice: Gender, Sexuality, and Activism by Rachel Stein
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • From the Ground Up: Environmental Racism and the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement by Luke Cole
  • Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality by Robert Bullard
online resources

take action: anti-racism resources from fsu and beyond

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office within Human Resources provides anti-racism resources including books and articles, resources for kids, online resources like blogs, social media accounts, YouTube channels, and TED Talks, and videos.

In addition, here are a few other resources to get started in anti-racism work:

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