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“When you picture an environmentalist, what first comes to mind? Probably an old, white former geoscience professor at your local university, with disheveled hair and a Prius. Maybe a middle-aged Sierra Club member wearing some combination of bike shorts, Birkenstocks, and expensive pants with removable legs. Most likely, you did not picture someone from the populations most affected by climate change and historical environmental degradation: low-income communities and communities of color. Their stories are consistently excluded from most environmentalist narratives because they require consideration of our environment not in isolation, but as an intersectional struggle with racial and economic justice. The privileged faces of the environmentalist community tend to be much more comfortable trying to save the polar bears or entire forests than people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.”