By: Melinda Tuhus
The bad news: Students from an environmental high school like sophomore Angelica Bermudez (pictured) have been discovering just how dirty New Haven’s air is. The good news: They’re on top of it, and the city’s taking steps to make the air cleaner.
Four of the students, who attend Common Ground High School gave a talk Tuesday evening at a meeting room in City Hall titled,“If You Only Knew.” It was the culmination of their Environmental Justice Project.
Environmental justice, in a nutshell, is the right of all people, regardless of their race or income level, to have equal access to environmental positives like clean air, clean water and open space, and the right not to suffer a disproportionate burden of pollution.