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The Sustainability Hub

The Equitable Sustainability Literacy Guide

What is the Equitable Sustainability Literacy Guide?

        The Equitable Sustainability Literacy Guide (ESLG) is a website that was created by students at Binghamton University to educate you on environmental justice! Environmental Justice is the movement to bring equity and sustainability to all groups of people.

        ESLG was supported by a Carnegie-Whitney Grant from the American Library Association and by the Binghamton University Libraries! 

What is Environmental Justice?

        Through the Binghamton University Libraries, lots of research was done to provide information on the significant impact of climate change and environmental hazards on various marginalized groups. Read up on these topics by clicking on the "Environmental Justice" tab of the website!

  • Environmental Racism
  • Indigenous Rights
  • Eco-Feminism
  • Climate Migration
  • Food Justice

        Each page has a brief overview of each topic, including the history of the social injustice and the environmental problem. There are original infographics as well as interactive timelines that you can flip through to read about real world instances of this each environmental injustice. Each page is then wrapped up with a couple suggestions on how you can make a difference, followed by all of the sources used!

Our Resources

        With access to vocabulary, books, articles, videos, podcasts, and learning tools, you can learn more about environmental justice in various ways. Covering many topics, these resources can help to expand knowledge and understanding of environmental injustices and sustainability!

  • Vocabulary
  • Books
  • Articles
  • Videos
  • Podcasts
  • Learning Tools

        These pages have summaries of each source, links for easy access, and even some downloadable material!

How Can I Get Involved?

        This page covers local and international organizations that work to combat environmental injustices! Some focus on food security while others focus on Indigenous leadership. They all have many different ways for all to become fight for environmental injustice through donations, volunteer and employment opportunities, or even signing up for newsletters to stay informed! Click on any organization to go to their website and read more about how you can get involved!

Debunking Myths of Environmentalism

        This section covers the common myths of Environmentalism! Today, people and corporations in political or economic power have a vested interest in perpetuating an environmental narrative that suits their needs. It can be difficult to determine what the truth is, and what is the most responsible course of action for the individual. Get the facts on the topics below from the "Debunking" section!

  • Wind Turbines
  • Plastic Recycling
  • Greenwashing

News

        This section aims to shed light on marginalized communities currently facing environmental problems are covered locally and internationally! Exclusive interviews reveal people's first hand experiences with environmental injustice. Hopefully, the articles under the "News" section will raise awareness of these current events for all to learn from!

  • Former IBM Campus to Lithium-Ion Battery Plant
    Endicott, NY
  • Nitrates in the Water
    East Orosi, CA

Learn more!

        ESLG is committed to exposing the widespread injustices experienced through climate change and within the environmental movement, while encouraging the public to take action and combat it! Click on the link below to visit the website today!