Environmental Justice on You Tube


A short documentary about how urban forestry and greening are helping to meet critical needs in underserved communities in Washington DC. Created by the Washington Parks & People District of Columbia Green Corps trainees, through a media education program with Meridian Hill Pictures.

Video highlighting the contributions of Gary Grant in organizing against the industrial hog industry in North Carolina, and standing up for social and environmental justice. Produced by students in the Medical & Science Journalism Program at UNC-Chapel Hill.


Environmental racism meets MTV. Or at least when they used to play music videos. IT could happen to you.
This video is a class project for clinical community psychology Psy.D. students at the University of La Verne, CA. Our assignment was to create an advocacy video that would promote social justice. The cause we chose was environmental racism. Our intent was to create a humorous video that would gain viewers but not undermine the seriousness of environmental racism. We believe that individuals need to be aware that an issue exists before they can participate in advocacy and social change.



A multimedia presentation by Darius Scott detailing the woes of environmental racism as they exist in the city of Port Arthur, Texas. This presentation was created for the National Geographic Glimpse/IES Scholarship.



This video addresses environmental justice and environmental racism issues in Chester, Pennsylvania. It contains portions of the 1996 documentary "Laid to Waste" by R. Bahar & G. McCollough, which is used with permission.



Camden has the second highest cancer rate in New Jersey, and the eighth highest in the nation thanks to over 100 toxic waste sites. When the St. Lawrence Cement Company tried to build yet another polluting factory in Camden, citizens banded together and convinced a district court to halt construction. Then the Supreme Court ruled in Alexander v Sandoval that citizens could not sue based on discriminatory effect. In order to block the construction of yet another polluter, citizens would need to show that there was intentional discrimination.



"Fruit of the Orchard | Environmental Justice in East Texas"  The book is an extended photographic essay by Tammy Cromer-Campbell, photographed with a Holga camera, on a small African-American community in Texas-- their struggles, some deaths, and ultimate triumph, with a toxic waste facility. The book contains essays by noted activists and distinguished scholars including Phyllis Glazer, Roy Flukinger, Eugene Hargrove, and the late Dr. Marvin Legator.