The Connection Between Social and Environmental Justice

Kate Sheridan

July 27, 2019

As the impacts of climate change intensify and disproportionately impact vulnerable and marginalized populations, it has become increasingly harder to ignore just how interconnected issues of social and environmental justice are, and how consequential they have become.  Climate change not only impacts the environment but the economic and social realms of human life as well. This blog post highlights a few resources that bring together perspectives from environmental, social, and economic justice lenses, and offer insights that bridge these three critical aspects of sustainability.  


Founded in 1999, Grist is a beacon in the smog — an independent, irreverent news outlet and network of innovators working toward a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck.

City Lab:

CityLab is committed to telling the story of the world’s cities: how they work, the challenges they face, and the solutions they need.  Reporting on Design, Transportation, Environment, Equity, and Life.

Center for Health, Environment, and Justice:

The Center for Health, Environment & Justice helps build healthy communities nationwide. Since its founding in 1981, CHEJ has grown into the nation’s leading resource for grassroots environmental activism, a ground-breaking, progressive organization with a vision for clean, green neighborhoods built from hard-won experience fighting for environmental justice

WE ACT for Environmental Justice:

WE ACT’s mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices.

Think Progress // Climate Progress:

Exploring the intersection of politics, society, and environment.  Through a progressive lens.

The World Bank // Understanding Poverty:

Committed to free and open access to global development data.  Exploring poverty through the lenses of Climate Change; Energy; Fragility, Conflict, and Violence; and Financial Inclusion.

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