This week we briefly explored the relationship between the environment and social justice. We saw that, in many cases, a neglected concern for the natural environment affected certain populations more than others. I’d like to hear your thoughts as to why some areas and groups in Colorado suffer environmental ills (poor water quality, poor air quality, close proximity to heavy industry) and compare this local situation to the global community. This is a very broad topic, so choose a common theme or issue that can be seen in both Colorado and the world in general. Again, there is not a correct answer to this question; I’m more interested in seeing what kinds of connections you can make between our local community and our global community. Let’s make our responses at least a page long.