Environmental justice

Everyone in the Great Lakes region should have access to safe, clean, affordable water. But not everyone does. Low-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately impacted by pollution.

Environmental justice seeks to address this unfair distribution of pollution and repair the harm that it causes. It requires the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of people of color and low-income communities in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. The Great Lakes region has an opportunity to help lead the way.

Visit our campaign page to learn about the Alliance’s approach to environmental justice. Learn more below about environmental justice and the Great Lakes.