An activist and a lawyer who are working to make the principles of the environmental movement and the first Earth Day - clean air, clean water, justice -- a reality for all of us.
I resonated with this piece on so many levels. First, I agree with the sentiment about Earth Day and greenwashing. Additionally, I have been following the work of Justin J. Pearson in Memphis. I truly admire his dedication to the cause, and it made me think about issues of environmental racism and pollution in St. Louis. One of the most striking parts of this article was the note about how the "Life expectancy in south Memphis is 67 years, compared to the county (which includes wealthy white suburbs) average of 79 years, and the state average of 75 years. It's just crazy to think about.