TEDC Sustainability Associate Molly Craft Johnson Writes About Environmental Justice and Earth Week
In honor of Earth Week at The New School, TEDC Sustainability Associate, Molly Craft Johnson, wrote an article for the Center of New York City Affairs Urban Matters called "Environmental Justice Takes Center Stage On Earth Day."Looking at environmental justice crises such as the elevated levels of lead in both Flint, MI and Newark, NJ, she states:
...the struggle for environmental justice is not simply a story of suffering; it is also one of community organizing, activism, and hard-won triumphs.
This year during Earth Week, The New School will be saluting the passion, persistence, creativity, and collaboration of communities seeking justice. We will add our voices to the growing call for climate justice, and stand in solidarity with people and communities determined to achieve solutions to environmental crises on their own terms. We’ll be featuring the contributions and reflections of young people, journalists, filmmakers, performing artists, and designers whose work is the very heart of the struggle for resistance and resilience and whose creative expression truly makes resistance irresistible.