Monday, February 6, 2012

New Books: Environmental Justice

In many areas of the world, people experience inequity in environmental decision-making, as their communities might be disregarded or not considered at all when environmental protection efforts are made. Supporters of environmental justice seek to remedy these situations. The EPA defines the term as "the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies."

We've recently added a number of new books about environmental justice to the Water Library collection. Here's just a few of our new titles. Stop by or contact us to check these out!

  • Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in a Time of Climate Crisis by Vandana Shiva
  • Constitutional Environmental Rights by Tim Hayward
  • Taking Back Eden: Eight Environmental Cases that Changed the World by Oliver A. Houck
  • Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor by Rob Nixon
Click here to see more titles about environmental justice!