The idea of sustainability stands on three legs: the economy, the environment and social equity for the community. The Lake Apopka farmworker community is an example of an environmental justice community left behind in the policy and planning. It is not sustainable to address only the economy or only the environment. The Marsh Flow-Way Project and Lake Apopka Restoration Act were implemented to address the ecological issues such as the health of the lake but ignored the health and concerns of the people. Collaborations between community organizations like the Farmworkers Association of Florida and educational institutions like Florida A&M University College of Law are invaluable and can boost the strength and effectiveness of equity with regards to sustainability.
The 3rd annual Recyclemania Tournament took place on the Spelman College Campus, February 9, 2013. Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University and Spelman College of the Atlanta University Center gathered their resources and invited community partners out to participate. Visit www.greengoingforward.wordpress.com for more!