Author: Erin Zimmerman (Erin Zimmerman)

Zimmerman: Environmental racism is the norm

The modern environmental movement now recognizes the inextricable link between environment and race. We cannot solve the climate crisis without addressing systematic racism. Environmental racism is the disproportionate burden of environmental hazards placed on people of color. In the United States, the biggest predictor of if you live near a hazardous waste site is the...

Zimmerman: Earth Day started in San Jose

Tomorrow is Earth Day, so today is a great opportunity to introduce myself and this new environmentally-focused column to the readers of the San Jose Spotlight. This column and Earth Day share the same goal (albeit on very different scales): to educate, inform, and empower change. My goal is to introduce you to the big...