Environmental racism is a form of systemic racism where pollution disproportionally affects low-income communities of color. From sacrifice zones to environmental justice, here’s what you need to know about this pressing issue today.
We Need To Talk About Environmental Racism
At just 24 years old, James Leitner founded MissionCleanWater, a nonprofit that takes a community-based approach to building sustainable clean water projects in rural Uganda. To raise awareness of the issue, he walked across the continental US carrying 10 gallons of water, ran a marathon a day for a month, and more. We spoke to James for the second interview in our Stories of Community Engagement Interview Series.
Stories of Community Engagement: James Leitner, Founder of MissionCleanWater
Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew has years of experience in community building and nonprofit work. She’s kicking off our Stories of Community Engagement Interview Series and had a lot of lessons to share.
Stories of Community Engagement: Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew
Connecting with your local community does not have to be difficult. Here are five concrete ways to improve your community through civic engagement.
5 Ways To Improve Your Community Through Civic Engagement
Community engagement ensures that everyone is informed, consulted, involved, and empowered to build a better world. In 2020, that’s more important than ever. Here’s why.
Why Community Engagement is Needed Now More than Ever
Rezoning and gentrification are sensitive subjects, but there is a way to balance modernization without the displacement of culture or minorities. Learn about why racial impact studies are so important and how powerful the ULURP process can be to communities.
Rezoning & Gentrification: How to Develop Without Destroying
Our recently released notes feature offers a way for communities to share the stories behind their sensor data.
Introducing Kosmos Notes: Telling Community Stories With Data
Tree maps, created through volunteer efforts, build community and continued engagement with neighborhood trees. Learn how from the experience of Speak for the Trees, which created the first publicly accessible tree map of Boston.
How Creating A Tree Map Brings Us Closer Together: A Case Study
Maintenance for green infrastructure is quite different than for gray infrastructure. That creates a big opportunity for communities and individual citizens to be involved through environmental stewardship.
Environmental Stewardship Meets Green Infrastructure Maintenance