139. ... We are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather with one complex crisis which is both social and environmental. Strategies for a solution demand an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature.
“Environmental inequity has a long history in Canada and the USA. Decades of research have repeatedly shown that environmental harms such as air pollution and toxic waste disproportionately affect neighborhoods with greater percentages of low-income, Indigenous, Black and/or other racialized communities.”
Read the complete reflection “Air Pollution and Racial Disparity” by Patty Johnson CSJ, from LCWR. Learn about the development and implementation of HealthyPlan.City, a tool for exploring environmental inequities in Canadian cities.