Black history can be viewed through many lenses. Most often the lens of environmentalism is not on the forefront of people's minds. Communities of color suffer the most as they have borne the brunt of climate change, had factories and pipelines built in their neighborhoods affecting their health, and have had a lessened ability to get resources that help mitigate the adverse health effects that come with all of these things. This means that a whole sector of black environmentalists have cropped up to do the work on the ground and help their communities. As a faith based environmental organization. Creation Justice follows the responsibility God has given us to care for God’s creation. This includes our fellow humans, we are called to care for those who have not been cared for.
Throughout the month, we have been highlighting and uplifting black voices that have been and are doing environmental work every month of the year. As a wrap up to this month of uplifting voices, highlighting resources and linking articles that speak to the experiences of black people in the environmental sector, we wanted to compile a list of all those things as more! Here is a comprehensive list of everything we uplifted this month and the extra things we wanted to share with you but didn’t have time for because a month is only so long.
5 Black Environmentalists You Should Know About, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/black-environmentalists_n_5190393
Why Environmental Protections are Important to Black History Month https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-environmental-protections-are-important-to-black_us_58a4a30be4b0cd37efcfefe0
Blog on urban farming, https://www.intersectionalenvironmentalist.com/ie-stories/urban-farming-breathing-life-into-low-income-communities
How to Save A Planet
Social Media Handles:
Black In Marine Science, @blackinmarinescience
Intersectional Environmentalist social handles: @greengirlleah, @intersectionalenvironmentalist and on twitter, @isxenviro
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, @ayanaeliza
Kendra Pierre-Louis, @kendracanwrite
Intersectional Environmentalist, https://www.intersectionalenvironmentalist.com/
OPAL Environmental Justice Organizing People/ Activating Leaders https://www.opalpdx.org/
Outdoor Afro, https://outdoorafro.com/
About this Blog
This blog shares the activities of Creation Justice Ministries. We educate and equip Christians to protect, restore, and rightly share God's creation.