What is Environmental Justice? - Definition, Principles, Examples & Issues


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Why did the concept of environmental justice originate?

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1. Which of the following is an example of an environmental injustice?

2. Which of the following is an example of a food concern for those seeking environmental justice?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Modern living standards generate a variety of environmental burdens such as landfills, waste treatment facilities, highways, and power plants. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the key principles of environmental justice.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Definition of environment and environmental justice
  • Pubic involvement in environmental issues
  • Concept of equity in environmental justice
  • Examples of issues that involve environmental justice

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of environmental justice to explain the goals of this principle
  • Lesson comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related environmental science lesson
  • Information recall - access what you've learned to identify key terms related to the topic

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled What is Environmental Justice? - Definition, Principles, Examples & Issues. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the principle of environmental justice
  • Know the methods used to foster environmental justice
  • List examples of environmental justice issues
  • Understand the challenges to achieving environmental justice