- Roots of Health Inequality. “West Harlem’s Battle for Clean Air,” http://rootsofhealthinequity.or g/west-harlem-story.php
- Carter, M. “Greening the Ghetto,” http://www.ted.com/talks/maj ora_carter_s_tale_of_urban_r enewal?language=en
Air Pollution in NYC: South Bronx and West Harlem (See it in the Lessons area)
- In the assigned reading/video Majora Carter says: “Those of us living in environmental justice communities are the canary in the coal mine.” What does she mean by this?
- What solutions did Carter provide for her community and which mayor (and his projects) she mentioned as as an inspiration? Explain in details.
- Your assigned reading/podcast “West Harlem’s Battle for Clean Air” discussed environmental injustice in West Harlem in relations to the construction of
the sewage treatment plant shown on the picture. Explain how/why is this the case of environmental injustice.
- Did adding of a public park on top of that sewage treatment plant fix the environmental injustice? Explain how it did, or how it failed to.