This workshop is designed to draw connections between our direct environments and their relationships with environmental justice movements.
A Tale of Two Neighborhoods
This infographic uses information from the EJ Mapping Tool to highlight disparities in environmental conditions in two different Minneapolis neighborhoods.
Neighborhood A shows a high population density and people of color that live near industry and highways, compared with a less dense and diverse population in Neighborhood B with greater access to parks and healthy food. You can use the EJ Mapping Tool to determine which neighborhoods this image describes.
These disparities do not arise by accident, but through years of decision making and land use planning that results in such high disparities in the health of EJ communities like this.