IMPACT

Title

Environmental Racism in Chicago.

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #10: Reduced Inequalities

Start Date

27-4-2022 10:45 AM

End Date

27-4-2022 11:05 AM

Abstract

Although climate change impacts everyone on Earth, it can disproportionately impact people of color, especially those living in lower socioeconomic status communities. Our aim for our project will be to bring awareness surrounding environmental racism in the Chicagoland area. Environmental racism is the disproportional impact of environmental hazards on communities of color and racial discrimination in environmental policy making. The United States government fails to acknowledge this relationship between race and pollution and where funds are spent to help these minorities(Friedman). We will focus on how environmental issues associated with climate change such as pollution, air quality, water quality, and hazardous waste affect minorities and their quality of life. Hispanic and Black Americans are exposed more to air pollution in America than compared to non-Hispanic white people(Colarossi). Utilizing data on water quality, location of facilities with hazardous waste, air quality, and environmental legislation, we will create an informational resource that educates others on environmental racism and justice with data from the city of Chicago.

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Apr 27th, 10:45 AM Apr 27th, 11:05 AM

Environmental Racism in Chicago.

Although climate change impacts everyone on Earth, it can disproportionately impact people of color, especially those living in lower socioeconomic status communities. Our aim for our project will be to bring awareness surrounding environmental racism in the Chicagoland area. Environmental racism is the disproportional impact of environmental hazards on communities of color and racial discrimination in environmental policy making. The United States government fails to acknowledge this relationship between race and pollution and where funds are spent to help these minorities(Friedman). We will focus on how environmental issues associated with climate change such as pollution, air quality, water quality, and hazardous waste affect minorities and their quality of life. Hispanic and Black Americans are exposed more to air pollution in America than compared to non-Hispanic white people(Colarossi). Utilizing data on water quality, location of facilities with hazardous waste, air quality, and environmental legislation, we will create an informational resource that educates others on environmental racism and justice with data from the city of Chicago.