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]
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]
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
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
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