EQUAL AND FAIR ACCESS TO SUSTAINABILITY
Climate change will affect all humanity equally. That’s why everyone deserves equal rights to stop it.
It is impossible to talk about equal and fair access to sustainability without talking about Intersectional Environmentalism, which identifies the ways in which injustices targeting frontline communities and the earth are intertwined. It is therefore vital to consider which communities are more likely to be exposed to climate change and even already are struggling to be protected equally by environmental laws so they can have equal access to a safe environment.
In order to acquire equal and fair access to sustainability, we propose a few suggestions:
1, Environmental racism and injustice have to be acknowledged.
Instead of ignoring the data or minimizing its significance, it’s essential to dive into the systemic racism and injustice that also exists within the climate movement.
2. Unheard voices have to be amplified.
It is time to amplify the voices of our community, in order to find a solution together.
3. “Unlearn and learn”
This step requires unlearning the one-sided environmental history that was taught through the lens of the white experience. We, therefore, have to unlearn our narrative and challenge ourselves to make sure we’re considering diverse perspectives.