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Antiracist Reading List

What is Environmental Justice?

According to the EPA, "Environmental justice (EJ) is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies. Fair treatment means no group of people should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, governmental and commercial operations or policies."

Simply put, environmental justice means addressing the systematic racism that leads to disportiant pollution in the areas inhabited by people of color.  

The following list is a sample of some of the resources available in our library on environmental justice. There are many more that can be found in our catalog, if you need help finding resources please contact a librarian


On October 20th at 7:30pm USF will be virtually hosting a speech by Dr. Robert Bullard, a preeminent scholar in environmental justice. More information can be found on Dr. Bullard on his website, and more information on the even will be posted as it becomes available. 

Books by Robert Bullard

Books on Environmental Justice

Books on Climate Justice

Other Resources on Environmental Justice