Posts Tagged ‘Environmental Justice’

Trash pickers want carbon credits

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Interesting piece in the Calgary Herald.

While the UN process under the Kyoto Protocol rewards companies for burning waste and extracting gas from landfill, the waste pickers and recycling have been ignored.


Greening the ghetto

Friday, January 29, 2010

Watching Majora Carter‘s TEDTalk on the way to work today reminded me why I’m such a big fan of this local environmental revolutionary. She articulates better than anyone what it’s like to live in the “away” other people never picture when they throw things away, the lasting legacy of Robert Moses and the impact his reign over New York City planning and expansion had on her neighborhood and how she has led a community effort to fight back and “green the ghetto.”

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