KQED News on EJ History
KQED News 4-20-2007 (mp3 4.3 mb 9minutes 14 seconds)
KQED reports on Environmental Justice Movement for Earth Day f rom the 1982 demonstration against PCB landfill in Warren County, North Carolina to Urban Habitat's advocacy in Richmond, California. Program features, among others, Robert Bullard, Bradley Angel and Urban Habitat Executive Director, Juliet Ellis.
Urban Habitat and other groups are taking a seat at the table when city governments talk about how to design communities: what cities like Richmond should look like 10 years from now.
Ellis: "We talk about the environment as where you live work and play. It includes transportation. It includes education. It includes land use. It includes housing. I think it is a different definition of how you think about the environment."
Access to grocery stores and fresh produce, sidewalks, parks, health care, good schools, all of these, says Ellis, are environmental justice issues.
For Quest, by Amy Standon KQED Radio News: