Energy.gov defines environmental justice as” the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”
For a visual explanation watch the below video from Grist, a nonprofit news outlet that is “working toward a planet that doesn’t burn, a future that doesn’t suck.”
Environmental Justice is needed and we hope to be a part of providing that to those that are not experiencing it, even if it isn’t popular to do so. Though this will not be our main thrust, it will be an important pillar of our organization. We want to fight for those who may not have the power or awareness to do so for themselves, and in the process empower them to want it for their communities.
We want to serve our communities, not be served by them. It will not be out of pity or charity, but rather out of a desire for others to be afforded the same opportunities for safe, healthy, and positive living. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is quoted in saying,
“Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
Trailblazing Hope Outdoors will serve our community with compassion, grace, humility, and love. Something that we should all strive to do in our world.
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