How can we define “environmental justice”?

Majora Carter is a super charged environmental justice advocate who’s work is akin revolutionizing city planning, access to green services, and the use of public space in the South Bronx. What a guiding light.

If you have not seen her TED talk from 2006, please view now–it is a wellspring of history and inspiration.

I’ve long associated environmental justice with food, with the ability for people to produce and distribute unadulterated food and water from healthy, regenerative environments. Food is fundamental human survival that we have lost touch with in an agra-industrial economy. Food has a medicinal impact on health that somehow doctors have failed to fully grasp, yet we all intuitively know. Does anyone else find it odd that nutrition is only recently coming into focus for traditional medical school students and programs?

How do you define environmental justice? What does it mean in your life?

Advertisements

About C. Sala Hewitt

C. Sala Hewitt
This entry was posted in Food Justice, Keepers of the Seed and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s