Eco-Music Monday: Marvin Gaye “Mercy, Mercy Me (the Ecology)”

It's been a while since my last Eco-Music Monday post, but I felt a blast from the past was needed today. First to remind us of how far we've progressed with environmental protection, secondly to keep in the forefront of our minds the continued work that needs to take place, and thirdly to serve as a … Continue reading Eco-Music Monday: Marvin Gaye “Mercy, Mercy Me (the Ecology)”

When federalism fails: EPA knew about Flint

 The "EPA did it's job..." these are the words of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on the Flint, Michigan lead-poisoned water crisis. State and local officials are rightfully to blame for what has happened in this community of just under 100,000 residents, which has been steadily losing nearly 50% of it's population … Continue reading When federalism fails: EPA knew about Flint

‘I Can’t Breathe:’ Race, Place, Class, and Disparities in Metropolitan Air Quality

My current research project relies on two of the most recognized rallying cries of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, "I Can't Breathe" and "Hands Up," to illustrate metropolitan air quality disparities and the disproportionate burden of poor air quality on communities of color and lower socioeconomic status. While numerous studies suggest that communities of color and lower socioeconomic status face … Continue reading ‘I Can’t Breathe:’ Race, Place, Class, and Disparities in Metropolitan Air Quality

Sierra Club Elects First African American President

In 1971 a majority of Sierra Club members responded to a national membership survey that they were opposed to the club concerning itself with the environmental issues of the urban poor and minorities. Fast forward to 2015 and the Sierra Club has elected its first African American president who for over three decades has been of the front … Continue reading Sierra Club Elects First African American President

Environmental Quote of the Day

“Environmental sustainability and economic sustainability have to walk hand in hand, some of my brothers and sisters in the environmental movement don’t get that yet.” -Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City See more in the NYT article: New York City’s Environment Program Will Focus on Income Inequality