What is meant by the term environmental justice? How is environmental justice different from environmentalism?

What is EJ?

  • History of the environmental justice movement
Read: Mutz, Ch. 1
Grijalva, pp. 3-8

  • Definitions of and Perspectives on Environmental Justice
Read: Mutz, Ch. 2

  • The Green and White: Environmentalism and Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice and Environmentalism
Students should be able to discern and define the difference between the terms environmental justice and environmentalism, and identify which issues are environmental justice issues in comparison to environmental issues that may not have distributive, corrective, procedural, or social justice components.

EPA's environmental justice homepage - This page includes the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's )definition of environmental justice.