No Justice, No Green

No Justice, No Green

Intersection of environmentalism and social justice issues, such as poverty, race and gender in relation to the environment.

Quick Facts

Low-income neighborhoods and communities of color generally have less access to healthy food
There are 17 principles of Environmental Justice drafted and adopted by the First National People of Color
LA residents live within a quarter mile of a park. Low-income communities have less then ~2 acres per 1000 people

Ready to Get Started?

Ideas and questions to kick-start your thinking

Make a documentary

  • How do communities make an impact?
  • How about social & environmental justice groups?

Write your own story

  • What would a day in the life of a community organizer look like?
  • Invent a character to make us cry, laugh, or feel inspired.

Environmental justice facts to get you started

  • Environmental Justice (EJ) simply means making sure everyone has a fair chance of living a healthy life. 
  • Unhealthy environments can be anywhere (lead in water, pesticides in air, toxins in paint).
  • There are 17 principles of EJ drafted and adopted by the First National People of Color. 
  • According to 2010 census data, people of color make up the majority of those living within 1.8 miles of hazardous waste facilities in the U.S. 
  • EJ means involving everyone when making decisions that affect their health. 

Do your own research—a couple resources to get you started

No Justice, No Green Films, Class of 2018

What Will You Do? (first place)

by Hector Nava of Alliance Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Health Services Academy

Do You Believe? (second place)

by Allen Lopez and Diego Borjas of Environmental Charter High School

We Are The Villians (third place)

by Citlalli Jimenez, Kim Perez, Dulce Torre and Katherine Romero of Katella High School

No Justice, No Green Films, Class of 2017

Dollar Tree (best film)

by Cecilia Ribordy, Ariel Hyman, Josh Soares & Natasha Mandt-Rauch of Culver High School.

Water You Doing? (second runner up)

by Sequoia Sherriff, Zehra Patail, Kai Jacinto, Ella Del Rosario & Quinn Guy of Culver High School.