On the surface I’m supposed to be enjoying the view from my stay at the Westin overlooking the Mississippi River. As I eat my breakfast and prepare for the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice HBCU Climate Change Conference. The first thoughts that pop up in my mind were the tens of thousands of slaves who passed through on this very same passage of the Mississippi River in New Orleans.
The four pillars of building community sustainability are economic, ecological, environmental and social justice. You cannot build a long term resilient sustainable community unless you address these areas holistically. What if you have clean air and still #iCantBreathe , today we are witnessing a lot of civil unrest in communities across America because of social injustices, specifically in regards to police brutality.