Superfund Sites and National Disasters

What is a Superfund Site? According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a Superfund refers to a place that toxic waste was dumped, left alone or generally disposed of improperly. In 1980 congress passed the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act as a response to national outrage when citizens found out about the [...]

What Does Zero Waste Really Mean?

What is Zero Waste? Zero waste is a social movement that encourages people to completely eliminate garbage that would end up in a landfill, an incinerator or the environment. Zero Waste movements have emerged all over the United States and internationally as well. Many Zero Waste initiatives start off as grassroots initiatives that blooms into [...]

Where do Black People fit into the conversation around energy?

Many environmental issues like air pollution, water quality and waste management affect people of color disproportionately, especially people of color living in income areas. That, coupled with the lack of diversity in the energy industry, could lead someone to wonder if and how Black people were involved in the energy conservation. Turns out, a Black voice exist [...]

Pollution As A Social Justice Issue

When President Trump decided to repeal the Obama Era Clean Air Act, and enacted his Affordable Clean Air Energy Rule he allowed states to determine their own regulations on standards for things like emissions pollution. For neighborhoods around coal plants that is important because if the state you live in doesn’t create strict regulations, you [...]