This coming Monday January 21, 2013 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On this day we remember the late Dr. King for his dedication and his help for he believed in, equality for all. He spent many years of his life doing service and helping others in need. Dr. King once said “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” The Office of Sustainability is dedicate to helping others and the Earth, our home. The world is not a perfect place; there are many cases of social injustice. Social injustice is inequality for everyone. There are many examples of this Human Rights and World Hunger. The best way to help stop this problem is to maintain the fact that everyone is created equal and that everyone does have the same rights as you do. There is also Social Injustice when it comes to the environment. Environmental Justice is “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” Most people that are affected by environmental injustice are those that live in high-poverty and minority groups. These groups are affected by the containment air supply and the inequality of good food. Many of these people must live in poor conditions because of the lack of money to move out of an environmental hazard place. They live in locations next to landfills and industries that release chemicals into the air.
Many people are affected by some form of inequality; this is certainly not the dream that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had.
This MLKJ Day you can do your part by joining the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning and volunteering to help out an organization. It is a great way to give back to the people and to honor Dr. King. Please check out this website and join to volunteer! https://docs.google.com/a/uncg.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFpWbWZJTWVpV2RPZ1BZTEIwemhwOWc6MQ#gid=0