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Black History Month - Environmental Scientists


"Environmental Justice" by Ricardo Levins Morales.

Urban Green Lab wrote up a post about notable environmental scientists, past and present, whose work continues to support us today.


"7 Black Environmentalists Who Truly Made History" —Urban Green Lab.


Their list is a marvelous treat because it lists five historical figures, and two living individuals who are still at work in the world. Make sure to click through to Dr. John Francis' article on NationalGeographic.org, and Rue Mapp's Outdoor Afro site.




 


About the Art

The artwork accompanying this piece is not related to the Urban Green Lab article, but an independent piece of art found while researching the material for this post.


Here is the artist's description of the poster:

In this poster, people stand up against a tidal wave of environmental destruction. "Environmental justice is our cry of defiance against the onslaught of oppressive toxins and toxic oppressions that threaten to submerge our homes."
The costs of this tidal wave are borne most heavily by the poor, Indigenous people, and people of color. Air, water, and people all need protection.
(Yes, this illustration is a spinoff of the famous “Great Wave” print by Japanese artist Hokusai.)

Read more about Ricardo Levins Morales.

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