Environmental Justice Action Plan

Mecklenburg County is working with its communities to develop an Environmental Justice Action Plan. The action plan will serve as a roadmap toward making Mecklenburg County a more environmentally-just community for all.

In order for our efforts to have a strong foundation, we must have, as a starting point, intentional community partnerships, particularly with community-based organizations doing work in similar spaces. This will provide us with robust demographic, health, and environmental data.

What is Environmental Justice?

The County defines environmental justice as a commitment to embracing justice through meaningful involvement, equal protection, and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations to address unfair exposure of marginalized communities to environmental harms.