Sustainability is about ecology, economy and equity.- Ralph Bicknese

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

King delivers his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963.

On Monday, our nation celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King’s life demonstrated that peace and tolerance can triumph over hate and injustice, and can serve to correct social wrongs. On this holiday, we are reminded of his heroic devotion to equality, justice, and unity.

In the spirit of Dr. King, it seems appropriate to talk about an issue that has stemmed from King’s movement. The term “environmental justice” did not become popular until the 1980s, but the movement’s roots stem from King’s legacy.