Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 20, 2022

Latinos Face Challenges Accessing the Outdoors — and Climate Change Is Adding to Those Barriers

The Revelator reports

Since the start of the pandemic, more members of the public than ever have visited and recreated on our public lands, coasts and waterways. But for Latinos and many other communities of color, barriers to enjoying the outdoors remain.

For one, our neighborhood green spaces and natural areas are rapidly disappearing. U.S. communities of color are three times as likely to live somewhere that is “nature deprived” than white communities. This means there are far fewer parks, forests, streams, beaches and other natural places near Black, Latino and Asian communities.

Read more Latinos Face Challenges Accessing the Outdoors — and Climate Change Is Adding to Those Barriers • The Revelator


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