April 22, 2021

This Earth Day, Think Outside the Box

Connect the dots between industrial animal agriculture, climate change, and environmental injustice.

We are delighted to share the conversation between Professor of Practice, Joyce Tischler, and Naeema Muhammad, Organizing Co-Director of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN) to discuss Industrial Animal Agriculture, Climate Change, and Environmental Injustice. 

Joyce and Naeema discuss how concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are disproportionately located in low income and communities of color, raising a host of health, social justice and environmental justice issues. They also discuss the connection between CAFOs, climate change, and other environmental harms. For example, did you know that the total emissions from global livestock is 7.1 Gigatonnes of Co2-equiv per year, representing 14.5 percent of all anthropogenic GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions? Source: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Learn how NCEJN is fighting back and how you can make a difference too.

Their conversation is located on our YouTube page, available here