EXPLORING THE GREEN DIVIDE
ecoWURD is a multimedia environmental justice journalism initiative examining Black communities at the intersection of race, health, income & the environment.
ecoWURD is a production of WURD Radio, Pennsylvania’s only Black-owned talk radio station. The ecoWURD team is comprised of a talented group of thought leaders, reporters and journalists who are tackling issues in places like Philadelphia and beyond through in-depth investigative articles, audio and video content and photography.
Reporting and conversations on ecoWURD explore the most pressing issues facing Black people locally, nationally and globally, illustrating the connection between environmental racism, climate change, economic opportunities and our communities. Philadelphia will serve as a prime example of this link, as it remains the poorest big city in the United States, a majority-Black urban center of 1.6 million people where African American residents are perpetually battling broader issues of air quality, water quality, residential displacement, pollution, climate change and toxicity. These challenges both instigate and aggravate stubborn racial and socioeconomic disparities.
The mission of ecoWURD is to report on how environmental issues uniquely impact Black communities across the nation and the world.