Environmental Justice and Anti-Racism Resources

This list only begins to cover the vast amount of environmental justice and anti-racism resources available for education in the classroom and at home. Please remember to compensate or donate to the people and organizations on this list working every day for education, understanding, and action. 

Student, Parent + Teacher Resources

Teaching Tolerance Classroom Resources: Includes learning plans, lessons, student tasks, and student texts surrounding anti-bias education. [Online Resource Hub]

National Education Association’s Black Lives Matter in the Classroom [Resource Page]

National Education Association Food and Environmental Justice Lesson Plans ranging from grades K-12. [Resource Page]

The Conscious Kid Organization  [Social Media @theconsciouskid]

Black AF in STEM, Scientist [Social Media @BlackAFinSTEM]

YA Books and Discussion Guides by Nic Stone, Author [Social Media @nicstone]

How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism [Article]

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama: This memorial and museum is run by the Equal Justice Initiative. [Digital Journey or In-Person Trip]

Online Courses

Fresh Future Farm, Food Justice 101 [Next Course is June 30, 2020, Sign-Up Here]

The Ron Finley Project [Ron Finley Teaches Gardening MasterClass]

WE ACT for Environmental Justice, Introduction to Environmental Health and Environmental Justice Series for Grades 4-12 [Video, Worksheet, Presentation]

K-12 Environmental Justice and Anti-Racism Reading Lists

31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism, and Resistance

Environmental and Climate Justice Books for Elementary, Middle, and High School Learners

Environmental Justice and Anti-Racism Reading for High School and Beyond

Research, record, and remember the life of Hazel Johnson, the mother of the environmental justice movement

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind by Harriet A. Washington 

Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility by Dorceta Taylor

As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker

From the Ground Up: Environmental Racism and the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement by Luke Coke, Sheila Foster

Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality by Robert D. Bullard

Talking to a Black Woman Beekeeper About the American Ideal, NYTimes Illustration/Article  

Charleston Related Reading for Kids and Adults

Note: Our organization’s home base is Charleston, South Carolina. 

Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy, by Ethan J. Kytle, Blain Roberts

The State of Racial Disparities In Charleston County, South Carolina 2000-2015 Prepared by the College of Charleston Race and Social Justice Initiative 

The Birth of All Things, Poems by Marcus Amaker, Charleston’s First Poet Laureate

The Gullah/Geechee Story in Children’s and Youth Books 

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