In your paper reflect on how environmental injustices are taking place and/or are not taking within these two communities that reside within the same city
(~600-800 words, 2-3 pages, 12pt font, New Times Roman, double spaced) Use at least 2 resources from this course and include a bibliography page in the citation style of your choice.
Citation Recourse https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/resources.html
Essay Prompt: Based on the course materials in Urban Environmental Issues thus far and using the Environmental Justice Mapping Tool discuss, compare, and contrast two areas/neighborhoods using the same environmental indicators. Identify one area/neighborhood that you can identify as a community burden by environmental hazards and one community not burdened by environmental hazards.
- Visit EJScreen https://www.epa.gov/ejscreen and the launch the Environmental Justice Mapping Tool https://ejscreen.epa.gov/mapper/ and choose a city within the United States. The city can be where you are living now, it could be where you grew up (your hometown), or it could be a city you would one day like to visit or live. Zoom into an area/neighborhood within that city and pick 3 environmental indicators to focus on (example: traffic proximity, lead paint Indicator, and hazardous waste proximity) and under the Demographic Indicators lookup 3 demographic indicators (example: Minority population, low-Income population, over age 65) in that area/neighborhood. Identify a community burden by environmental hazards and a community not burdened by environmental hazards within that same city.
- Take screenshots of your two communities using the side-by-side map. Show the 3 environmental indicators you picked and how they compare at the state and national scale. Also, take screenshots of the 3 demographic indicators for these same communities. Use and refer to these images within your paper and make sure to appropriately label these images using correct citation.
- In your paper reflect on how environmental injustices are taking place and/or are not taking within these two communities that reside within the same city.