What do you think of when you hear the term “environmental justice”?
Disparate impact of environmental decisions
Alameda county and 580 freight ban
Racial gap in life expectancy and respiratory disorder
Role of research in demonstrating impact and causes
Bring people into conversation about environments
Humans and the environment coinciding
Trying to create an equitable, equal playing field for everyone
Access to outdoor spaces
What do you think the concept “environmental justice” implies and is aiming for?
Implies that there is a systemic problem
Calls attention to differential impacts
Rejects these paradigms
Mainstream environmental movement
How does environmental justice relate to the planning of the urban environment and to people’s everyday lives?
The professor presented a deductive argument for her perspective of environmental justice which features anthroprocentrism as a descriptive and absolute fact about the entire movement of environmental justice rather than a “most” or “some” argument.
Several students offered counterexamples to reject the”all” argument, since there are many examples which disagree such as native traditions. The professor rejected these critiques of her position.
Environmental justice features redress as a core duty.