Identifying Intersectional Environmentalism

Identifying Intersectional Environmentalism

Environmental womanism asks that we bring an intersectional approach to our understanding of what it means to do environmental advocacy, that we understand the interconnectedness of all social justice issues. The following articles seek to…

  1. Help the reader understand the difference between an intersectional “environmental justice” approach to environmental advocacy and mainstream environmentalism which may ignore or perpetuate systems such as racism or sexism even as it seeks to protect our natural world.
  2. Help the reader develop the critical awareness to evaluate environmental claims and identify signs and instances of greenwashing and the harmful corporate co-option of our concern for the environment.

With these tools we can participate in environmental advocacy that truly challenges (rather than merely appearing to challenge) environmental injustice.