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date: 06 March 2021

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Psychologists’ environmental work fosters protection of the natural world (e.g., forests, animals, ecosystems) and opposes environmental degradation. Utilizing research on seven activist environmental collaboratives that addressed long-standing environmental and health challenges, this chapter examines moral exclusion in environmental degradation that has disproportionately burdened low-income communities of color for many decades. Research on these projects identifies strategies, activities, and successes of environmental justice collaborations can effect a shift from moral exclusion to moral inclusion. A study of their work, which includes education, research, and outreach, offers a nuanced and activity-based understanding of processes that can foster moral inclusion.

Keywords: scope of justice, moral exclusion, moral inclusion, minority populations, environmental justice, environmentalism, environmental racism, scope of justice, pollution, ecosystem degradation, hazardous facilities, toxic wastes, activism, coalitions, participatory research, fair trade

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