Green Your Environmental Justice: Take on Polluters
In anticipation of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 17, this week's tips will honor King's legacy by focusing on environmental justice, helping you fight for the dream that all communities, regardless of race or income level, can have freedom from pollution and the opportunity to benefit from the green economy.
Tip #1: Know your neighborhood's polluters.
Before you can advocate for a cleaner, healthier community, it's important to know the lay of the land. For a quick report, consult Scorecard for a list of polluters in your ZIP code. Find out where toxic coal plants and factory farms are, then talk to local activists to learn how to get involved in campaigns that hold environmental offenders accountable.
Tell us: What are the environmental hazards in your region?