Inclusivity is central to sustainability but it is acknolwedged that some sustainability campaigns and initiatives do not meet the needs of liberation groups and often fail to address interlinking issues such as colonialism.
To support an increase in understanding that the call for climate justice is also a call for racial, gender, queer, trans, disability and class justice, this hub lists various resources to steer sustainability work and communications, and will over time be developed to provide some examples of how students' unions are collaborating with liberation groups to steer their sustainabilty work. We have grouped resources into each liberation group to help organise them and guide you but several resources draw on the intersections across liberation groups. You could also view the NUS decolonise education library.
If you have some resources or practical examples that would be useful to list on these pages, please email to email@example.com.
To further support this, SOS-UK commissioned the podcast Liberating Sustainability which was launched in November 2020. Liberating Sustainability is an intersectional take on the climate emergency and over five episodes, focuses on the intersections of race, sexuality, class, gender, and ability. It is available to listen to wherever you get your podcasts. Read our launch article and interview with the producers and presenters.