Environmental Justice and
The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected
books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject.
The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by
Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically
selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo
Online Databases (RHC Students
Text-only version for printing
Web Site Links
of Conservation Voters
Focus is on promoting environmentally responsible candidates and
issues. This watchdog group keeps a record of the environmental
votes of elected officials.
Center for Health,
Environment and Justice
Center for Health, Environment and Justice was founded in 1981, by
Lois Gibbs, the community leader at Love Canal. CHEJ seeks to
help local citizens and organizations come together and take an
organized, unified stand in order to hold industry and government
accountable and work toward a healthy, sustainable future. The
site offers timely news releases and upcoming legislative action and
especially emphasizes the safety of children.
Environmental Ethics / compiled by Prof. Ron Epstein
Originally developed as a Web site resource for students of a
particular professor at SF State University, this site is loaded
with information on all aspects of environmental justice and ethics.
Topics covered range form the environment effects of war to
nanotechnology to global warming. Be advised though, that the
information was last updated in 2004.
This is an excellent and current Web site offering key documents
in this field, as well as general background information on the
issue. There are also numerous links to other Web resources.
The site offers a global perspective on environmental justice.
Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University
This is an excellent site from the Environmental Justice Resource
Center at Clark Atlanta University. It offers current news
stories, hot topics, reports and articles and event listings.
The mission of the Resource Center is to serve as a research, policy
and information clearinghouse for issues related to environmental
for Health & Environmental Justice
Greenaction mobilizes community power to change government and
corporate policies and practices to protect health and to promote
environmental justice. The organization's Web site gives very
up-to-date information on issues of environmental justice mainly in
California, but nationally as well. It also offers information
and advice on getting involved as an activist for environmental
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy -- Environmental Ethics
Environmental ethics is the discipline that studies the moral
relationship of human beings to, and also the value and moral status
of, the environment and its nonhuman contents. This site is
basically an encyclopedic entry that defines the various issues in the
field of environmental ethics with excellent and thorough data.
The history and development of this issue are also included.
Databases (Rio Hondo Students only) top
This database provides full text articles, many with pictures,
graphs and statistics. http://library2.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/
Health & Wellness Resource Center
This database has full text articles in a good mix of
scholarly journals as well ass more popular publications.
This database provides current, full text article covering
business, government and personal information for the U.S. and
world-wide as well.
The following books can be located in the
Rio Hondo College Library.
Encyclopedia of environmental issues
Call number: Ref GE10.E52 2000
Environmental activism : a reference handbook
(Contemporary world issues)
Call number: GE195.S88 2003
The essentials of-- the environment
Call number: Ref GE105.K47 2005
Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the
following Library of Congress subject headings:
the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo College
The following media can be located in the Rio Hondo College
Library, to be viewed in the Library.
Witness to the future
Call number: Video 001068
Discusses how ordinary citizens transform themselves into
environmental activists. Covers problems with radioactive gases
released from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Hanford,
Washington, large doses of pesticide in California's San Joaquin
Valley, and particulates from the petrochemical and oil
industries in Louisiana's "Cancer Alley".
The Rio Hondo College Library
provides online access to full-text articles through our
online databases. Please note: you must be a Rio Hondo College
student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.
sample searches and articles below are from the
ProQuest database. If you are viewing this
subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the
links below. To gain access if you are at home or off-campus,
https://rioweb.riohondo.edu/library/. Input your student
ID number and password [your birthdate]. You will see a list of
all the online databases to which you have access. Click on
ProQuest and enter the database. You may conduct your own
searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and
click on any of the links below:
SUB(Environmental justice) [from Peer-Reviewed Journals only]
SUB(Environmental justice) AND (SUB (environmental policy))
SUB(Environmental justice) AND (SUB (location of industry))
SUB( Environmental justice ) AND SUB(Low income groups)
SUB( Environmental justice ) AND international
SUB( Environmental justice ) AND SUB (hazardous substances)
Researched and evaluated by:
M. Hogarth, Librarian 11/2001
last update: E. Ball, Librarian 11/2009