Repairing Gardens, Communities, Environments

Indigenous communities, people of color and low income neighborhoods are all too often sites targeted for heavy industry, military bases, waste dumps and higher levels of pollution. People in these communities suffer more health and environmental impacts than their affluent, predominantly white neighbors.

When it comes to recovering from environmental disasters and industrial accidents, these communities often receive little notification, support or effective cleanup, if any at all.

In these realities, environmental destruction, tragic health impacts, oppression and social justice all collide, which is why some folks do the work of earth repair for the love of the planet, some for the love of their loved ones and community and many for both.

Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes by Leila Darwish

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