Environmental Justice is defined as "the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, income, national origin or educational level with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies" (Environmental Protection Agency).
Why should social workers be involved in this movement?
Because Environmental Justice is a fundamental principle consistent with the principles of social work and social workers have a special concern for and responsibility to oppressed populations who suffer disproportionately with dangerous environmental conditions.
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Environmental Justice Special Interest Group
Please join us for our second Environmental Justice Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting. At this meeting we will discuss adding Environmental Justice issues to NASW-NJ's Legislative Agenda. We will also talk about issues of concern for members.