Environment, Equity & American History: Environmental Justice
Aired: October 30, 2011
Many social, economic, and political decisions impact the environment, but have all of these impacts been felt by all people? Over the last year, NJCH has delved into the topic of environmental justice by examining the environmental decision-making process and considering the perspective of the Environmental Justice Movement. On this episode of Humanities Connection, Dr. Nicky Sheats, director of the Center for the Urban Environment of the John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy at Thomas Edison State College, and Dr. Ana Baptista, Environmental and Planning Projects Director for the Ironbound Community Corporation, two leader of NJ’s environmental justice movement, talk about key issues facing the Garden State and what the movement means to our state and the future of the planet.
To Learn More Visit:
- NJCH’s Environment, Equity & American History forums, which took place in fall 2011. Online resources and videos will follow.
- The Ironbound Community Corporation is one of New Jersey’s earliest environmental justice advocates.
- The New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance is a statewide coalition concerned with insuring environmental safety for all of New Jersey’s residents.