Today on Earth Day, we recognize that without environmental justice, we cannot build a future of clean energy that is accessible and equitable to all communities. At Station A, we are committed to embedding environmental justice into our mission of transitioning the world to 100% clean energy.
Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
While we all live on the same planet, the environmental benefits and consequences we experience are distributed disproportionately between communities depending on race, income, and national origin.
Climate change and pollution harm the planet as a whole, but specific communities often bear the largest burden. This can take any number of forms, including:
- Polluting facilities being built in their neighborhoods
- Densely polluting traffic in their corridors
- Lack of access to clean water, clean air, and renewable energy
Indigenous lands have long been disrupted by the laying down of pipelines through pristine lands, which have otherwise been stewarded responsibly by Indigenous people.
The Environmental Justice Movement reaches communities and concerns far beyond the context of clean energy in the built environment, but for the context of this blog post, we will start by exploring the patterns of environmental justice in the city of Oakland, CA.
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At Station A, we are committed to our own journey towards #EJ.
We aim to build a platform that allows organizations to serve their communities efficiently and effectively. Whether it be by originating community solar projects, installing solar on local schools, or spurring local clean energy job growth, organizations can leverage Station A’s data to achieve environmental justice in their communities.
An environmentally just Earth, where all have access to environmental benefits like clean energy, regardless of income, race, and other characteristics, is the world that we want to play a part in protecting. Request Data Access