Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22, and is known as a modern environmental movement since 1970. By the end of the first Earth Day in 1970, the United States Environmental Protection Agency was created and environmental laws such as – the National Environmental Education Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Clean Air Act – were passed. Today, Earth Day is observed by more than a billion people globally as a day of action to change global, national, and local policy along with human behavior.
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Environmental Justice is defined as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people despite their race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
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In North Birmingham, the Environmental Protection Agency created the North Birmingham Environmental Collaboration Project to address environmental conditions in low-income and minority communities like air, waste, and water issues.
Environmental Justice in Your Community
There are hundreds of ways to be Eco-Friendly! Try to incorporate some of these ideas into your daily routine to create a waste-free future and reduce your environmental impact.