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?