Many journalists, activists, and even the general public use the terms environmental equity and environmental justice interchangeably. Indeed, they are linked to similar outcomes, but they differ in significant ways. And perhaps no recent natural disaster illustrates this more clearly than Hurricane Florence and its ongoing impact on the Carolinas.
Understanding Environmental Equity
Environmental equity describes a country, or world, in which no single group or community faces disadvantages in dealing with environmental hazards, disasters, or pollution. Ideally, no one should need extreme wealth or political connections to protect the well-being of their families and communities. Environmental equity is a basic human right.Read More