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The Ejidos of Mexico Fighting for Environmental Justice

Environmental Injustices and issues have left BIPOC communities vulnerable and at-risk worldwide. In Mexico, a small community of indigenous people occupies communal lands called “ejido,” where they have legal rights but not land ownership.  Indigenous ejido ancestry predates Spanish colonization in the 1500s, where their land rights stem from Aztec heritage. But, ownership of these …

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Shifting Gears Towards an Electric Future

Photo by @evsales.uk on Instagram Like air pollution, climate change impacts vulnerable populations the most, including our children, seniors and communities already disadvantaged by pollution and poverty. As a paediatrician, I see first-hand the harm caused by our oil addiction. Children living in polluted areas experience higher rates of asthma and slowed lung development. This …

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