Integral ecology: social and economic gaps shape environmental woes

Seven out of ten Californians live in counties with bad air quality and three million people in the state suffer from asthma, according to an environmental advocate who spoke at a recent event in Fresno. How does the condition of air and water relate to social structures? State representatives who want to do something about Fresno’s pollution problem just returned from a trip to Bolivia for an international meeting of social activists. “We came back with this message of integral ecology. It means that everything is interconnected, especially social and environmental movements… Unless we change our economic system, we cannot care for the most vulnerable people in our communities.” Find out more on The Know.


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