Environmental Justice is defined as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Some of the key issues at the center of environmental justice discussions include access to clean drinking water, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and reducing waste created by large factory farms.

The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

(Source: Health and Human Services)

Community project applications in this category should offer strategies such as promoting the need for environmental justice or that combat the effects of environmental inequities for affected communities.

Examples of Activities:
  • Grocery delivery to neighborhoods in food deserts
  • Distributing transportation vouchers for healthcare appointments
  • Conducting a survey on environmental justice issues in the community