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Race and Environmentalism: A Collection of Resources

Firstly, what is intersectional environmentalism?

Intersectional environmentalism is an inclusive version of environmentalism that advocates for both the protection of people and the planet. It identifies the ways in which injustices happening to marginalized communities and the earth are interconnected. It brings injustices done to the most vulnerable communities, and the earth, to the forefront and does not minimize or silence social inequality. Learn more below:



  • Climate Justice by Mary Robinson 
  • Tales of Two Planets – Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World – edited by John Freeman



  • Environmental justice – TEDx talk by Peggy Shepard 
  • Racism and climate change – TEDx talk by Dr. Atyia Martin
  • What is environmental racism (a US focus) – watch here
  • Sisters on the planet –  story of four women, Martina-Uganda, Muriel-Brazil, Sharon-Mississippi, and Sahena-Bangladesh and their fight different struggles brought on by climate change in their respective communities. 


  • The Yikes Podcast – ‘Climate Change, Human Rights and the messiness of everything going on at the moment can be really overwhelming BUT we want to provide a space to chat about these things and find hope in the midst of it all’
  • Mothers of Invention podcast:  former Irish President Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins celebrate amazing women doing remarkable things in pursuit of climate justice
  • The George Floyd Protests & Intersectional Environmentalism with Leah Thomas –The Tonic Accord Podcast 
  • Unlikely Hikers Podcast



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