I would define environmental injustice as communities facing an unequal exposure to pollution and poor environmental conditions. The Office of Environmental Justice was created in 1992 to address the needs of vulnerable populations by decreasing environmental burdens and increasing things that would benefit the environment. The Office of Environmental Justice provides workshops and training for internal and external stakeholders so they can learn about the broad range of issues that relate to environmental justice. In my small town of Holbrook, we have a small lake in the center and it's called the Grove lake. The Holbrook Chemical Corporation was placed right near it so they were putting all of their toxic waste into our freshwater lake. We can hold peaceful protests to inform people about the pollution going on in smaller communities. I should care about environmental injustice because even though it may not be happening exclusively where I live, the Earth is everyone's home and we should be taking care of it.
A picture of the Black Sea bass that I caught