The following resources focus on environmentalism from the perspective of Latinx communities in the United States. Priscilla Ybarra’s book identifies a form of decolonial environmentalism, which she calls “goodlife writing,” that is prevalent in 150 years Mexican-American literature. Carter draws on ethnographic research among Latinx communities in Los Angeles to argue that a new form of environmental justice has emerged in recent years. Naiman et.al. examine barriers that have prevented Latinx communities from participating in mainstream environmental organizations, and outreach strategies those organizations might employ to improve their diversity efforts. Fingal offers a history of environmentalism as told from the perspective of Latinx communities. Derr and Corona provide experiences from across Latin America for how children, youth, and young adults experience sense of place, transnational experiences and identities, and environmental action. Section 3 of this book explores strategies for action and education that center Indigenous perspectives and climate justice.
Carter, Eric D. “Environmental Justice 2.0: New Latino Environmentalism in Los Angeles.” Local Environment 21, no. 1 (2016): 3-23.
Derr, Victoria, and Yolanda Corona. Latin American Transnational Children and Youth: Experiences of Nature and Place, Culture and Care Across the Americas. Routledge, 2021.
Fingal, Sara C. “Latinx Environmentalism.” Oxford Research Encyclopedias, American History. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Naiman, Sarah M., Tania M. Schusler, and Jonathon P. Schuldt. “Environmental Engagement among Latinos: An Exploratory Study of Environmentalists in the Greater Chicago Area.” Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (August 03 2018).
Ybarra, Priscilla Solis. Writing the Goodlife: Mexican American Literature and the Environment. Tuscon: The University of Arizona Press, 2016.
Wald, Sarah D., David J. Vazquez, Priscialla Solis Ybarra, and Sarah Jaquette Ray, eds. Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2019.