Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. At the EIDC, data is investigated, managed, and utilized with Environmental Justice as the core value of our process.


Many datasets in the EIDC can be useful for advocates and researchers interested in Environmental Justice (EJ).  The most relevant EJ datasets are marked with an ‘Environmental justice research hub’ tag on the platform. Key datasets include:

 A collection of environmental and social indicators linked to communities across the U.S., collected and used by the US Digital Service in partnership with the Council on Environmental Quality

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A national dataset on health data for small areas (census tract level)

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This dataset includes socio-economic, physical, housing, eviction, and risk indicators for communities.

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Projects & Visualizations

The Biden Administration’s Justice40 Initiative mandates that 40% of federal investments in climate and clean energy reach disadvantaged communities. This project allows users to merge their own demographic variables into the official screening tool.

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Using the Justice40 tool dataset, this visualization library includes maps and graphs that are easily adjustable to user needs.

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This project showcases how to complement the Justice40 research with demographics indicators using census API.

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We want to hear from you

If you have any questions, need some help, have feedback or requests for us, or would like our help setting up EIDC for your classroom, don’t hesitate to reach out to eidc@georgetown.edu!