“What is Climate Justice?” illustrates the concept of climate justice through the story of Richmond’s political battle with Chevron in the aftermath of the 2012 refinery explosion. The 2-½ minute video mines locally-shot footage, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board animation, campaign ads and other media to spotlight the impact local organizing can have in a community’s struggle for environmental justice. (See the video here.)
“What is Climate Justice?” is one of an ongoing series of short videos and longer programs found at the website, This Planet. Created by Evelyn Messinger and Kim Spencer, This Planet explores our changing environment through compelling video, engaging data-graphics and viral memes. Visit and bookmark it here: http://www.thisplanet.tv/
In case you are seizing this opportunity to educate others about the impact local organizing can have on issues of environmental justice, you might also want to direct them to Bill Moyer’s interview with Richmond’s then-Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and journalist Harriet Rowan, Facing Down Corporate Election Greed.