Environmental Justice

The concept of environmental justice is that all people, regardless of race, ethnicity or national origin, have the right to live, work, and recreate in a clean and safe environment.

But historically, that hasn’t been the case. Too many citizens, particularly in Cleveland, live in neighborhoods where environmental factors lead to health problems, poor quality of life, pr even lack of basic resources.

 The Black Environmental Leaders Association (BEL), stewards of the natural and built environment to raise awareness and advocate for environmental and economic justice, and the Global Shapers Cleveland Hub, an international network of young people driving dialogue, action, and change, have partnered to advance environmental justice in some very intentional and unique ways.