Incorporating environmental justice into land conservation means focusing on directing resources to historically underserved communities, using natural systems to lower greenhouse gases and guard against climate change effects. Conservation efforts aim to cool communities during heat waves, reduce air pollution, protect from floods, and foster economic growth, all while addressing the disproportionate impact of climate change on low-income and minority populations.
- 8 Ways Environmental Groups Can Support the Movement for Environmental Justice – Morgan Pennington, WE ACT
- Incorporating justice, equity, and access priorities into land trusts’ conservation efforts – Caroline M. Beckman, Mele Wheaton, Nik Sawe, Nicole M. Ardoin; Biological Conservation, Volume 279 (March 2023)
- How to Collaborate for Environmental Justice – Katharine Morris, TedxUConn
- The Land Loss, Reparations & Housing Policy Conference Materials – Harvard Law; Boston College Law School (March 2023)
- Prioritizing Environmental Justice in Climate Conservation – Ronda Chapman, Trust for Public Land (February 2023)
- Resources and Actions – compiled by New England Landscape Futures with suggestions and action items from Doris Johnson, Outreach & Education Coordinator for CT DEEP’s Environmental Justice Program and CLCC Board Member
- Young Farmers Racial Equity Toolkit – National Young Farmers Coalition