Environmental racism is the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color. Environmental racism refers to the institutional rules, regulations, policies, or government and/or corporate decisions that deliberately target certain communities for locally undesirable land uses and lax enforcement of zoning and environmental laws, resulting in communities being disproportionately exposed to toxic and hazardous waste based upon race.
We’ve all experienced tough times in our lives, but most of us have never witnessed anything as impactful and all-encompassing as this pandemic and the state of the world right now. The worldwide impact of COVID-19 that we are experiencing is unprecedented in its scope. Everyone has been impacted somehow. Whether it be contracting the virus yourself or by loved ones. Having your business shuttered or impacted, losing your job, being “furloughed", or losing some or all of your hard-earned savings, it has affected us all.
In the midst of this horrific time, it amazes me to see how people rise up and want to help.
The holidays are upon us and the December calendar is filled with family gatherings, holiday parties and shopping for holiday gifts.
According to the National Retail Federation, the average person will spend around $700 on gift-giving this holiday season and in the US that will equal to more than $465 billion dollars that will be spent on gifts.
Just think about what we can do if that money was used to purchase gifts that actually help our world in some way!
Can you imagine not being able to hear the sound of a bird, waves crashing on the sand, your favorite song or the voice of your loved ones?
The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 466 million people across the globe are living with disabling hearing loss.
This is most prevalent in developing countries where less than three percent of these individuals can afford hearing aids.