Bringing the Bay Home: Environmental Justice, City Nature, and Bay Yoga

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Our weekly roundup of engaging, educational, and inspirational Bay content to enjoy at home during the age of COVID-19.

Hear from a rural community in Virginia speaking out against two proposed natural gas plants. Learn how our D.C. education team is helping teachers connect students to urban ecosystems and inspire change for a greener, more equitable future. Dive into the latest federal regulatory challenge threatening clean water, air, and public health. Get a refresher on why environmental justice matters for watershed communities. Unwind with some Bay-inspired yoga in our latest Learn Outside, Learn at Home investigation.

Video: ‘A Little Place of Heaven’

The people of Charles City County, Virginia, a rural community east of Richmond, are speaking out against proposals for two large new natural gas plants and a pipeline expansion. CBF Environmental Justice Staff Attorney Taylor Lilley is working with partners and the community to ensure their voices are heard and clean water is protected.

Q&A: Nature and Justice in the City

Cities are full of nature, but unhealthy air and water pollution disproportionately affect urban areas, often where vulnerable, underrepresented communities live. CBF’s D.C. Urban Outreach Educator Alexis Dickerson discusses new courses for teachers this summer that explore how environmental and social injustice affect the Bay and how to empower students to investigate and imagine solutions.

Particulates Matter

A recurring theme has emerged at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: ignore the science and put human health at risk. The agency now plans to ignore experts who say particulate matter pollution is dangerous to public health (and waterways) and should be regulated more strictly. Learn why we’re telling EPA particulate matter standards should be strengthened.

Worth Repeating: What’s Environmental Justice?

Alayna Chuney’s love for the environment started at camp, but after learning her school in Detroit was next to a waste incinerator, she focused on environmental justice. Chuney, who served as CBF’s first Environmental Justice Staff Attorney, sat down with CBF President Will Baker in 2017 to discuss why environmental justice matters for watershed communities.

Bay Balance Yoga

The Chesapeake Bay is an estuary—a place where fresh and saltwater mix to provide a unique habitat for a vast array of wildlife. Contemplate some of the Bay's coolest critters and how each is adapted for this environment. Then, unroll your yoga mat and have fun interpreting what you see with the Bay Balance Yoga Investigation.


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