One Book 2022-2023: Environmental Justice & Braiding Sweetgrass

One Book: Environmental Justice

What is Environmental Justice?

For the next two years the One Book Program will explore the vast topic of Environmental Justice.

We will look at injustices, from colonization to climate change to the disproportionate impacts of hazardous wastes, rising sea levels, warming air and ocean temperatures, and other environmental harms on low-income, immigrant, and communities of color.

We will also look at examples of environmental justice, including equitable labor relations, indigenous and regenerative farming, decolonizing the outdoors, reforestation and regenerating coral reefs, environmental justice in the arts, and environmental movements and resistances.

We highlight many important Environmental Justice issues in this guide, and we ackowledge that we cannot begin to address them all.

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environmental Justice tidal wave art by Ricardo Levins Morales

This image was created by artist and activist, Richard Levins Morales (cited below)

Source Citations:

Morales, R. L. (n.d.). [Environmental justice tidal wave]. Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio. environmental-justice/

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Welcome to the One Book Guide!

This guide was created to feature One Book events and to help us learn more about the complex of issues connected to the One Book.

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