What is a superfund site? Where do combined sewer systems flow? Why are some areas of a city hotter than others?
These questions and their answers impact us differently depending on where we live. From exposure to environmental harms, loss of livelihood, damage to property, and resource extraction, less affluent and marginalized communities are more likely to pay a high price. The environmental impacts of climate change and pollution alter lives and landscapes and, although examples of environmental injustice are both widespread and local, public understanding of these may be limited.
You can help to bring attention to the impacts of climate change and environmental injustice by improving one of the world’s most visited sources of information, Wikipedia.
On Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 11:00am-4:00pm EST IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute along with IUPUI Library and IU Bloomington Libraries will be hosting a Wikipedia editing event focused on environmental justice.
During the event we will discuss research and issues related to environmental justice and offer a Wikipedia editing training session. Following the training, we will work together to improve and create articles about environmental justice and related issues. Speakers will begin at 11am sharp!
Help us observe Open Access Week 2022 by making open knowledge about environmental justice more accurate and easier to find. Grab a free button and some food. Learn Wikipedia. Do good while having fun!
To attend in person or virtually, please register.