Environmental Justice: Income, Race, and Health (teaching module)

Data and case studies are presented illustrating how minority and low-income communities often bear a disproportionate share of environmental costs. The uses and limitations of economic analysis are explored, including the topics of valuing human life and health and the difference between efficiency and equity. The module addresses issues of environmental justice both in the United States and internationally. Suggestions for more equitable environmental policies are presented. The student reading consists of 24 pages which includes discussion questions, glossary, web links, references, and suggestions for additional readings.

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Description

Data and case studies are presented illustrating how minority and low-income communities often bear a disproportionate share of environmental costs. The uses and limitations of economic analysis are explored, including the topics of valuing human life and health and the difference between efficiency and equity. The module addresses issues of environmental justice both in the United States and internationally. Suggestions for more equitable environmental policies are presented. The student reading consists of 24 pages which includes discussion questions, glossary, web links, references, and suggestions for additional readings.

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Keyword Environmental Education, Environmental Justice, Curricula, Case Study
Date Of Record Creation 2019-01-26 19:50:21
Education Level
Date Last Modified 12/24/2014 9:24
Language English
Date Record Checked: 12/24/2014 9:21 (W3C-DTF)

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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