Baltimore Ecosystem Study Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2016 BES Annual Meeting Presentation and Poster Abstracts

Trash, vacant buildings, and environmental justice in Franklin Square
Biehler, Dawn
Co-Authors: Janae Manning and Jada Cuffey

Abstract: Students from Franklin Square Middle School took photographs of the surrounding community to help document positive and negative aspects of their environment. In this poster, two of the students examine two major problems documented during the walk: sanitation problems and vacant buildings. The authors discuss the environmental and social impacts of these two problems on youth at their school and other people in the community. They explain how these two problems represent an environmental injustice.