By Patricia Valoy, Contributing Editor, Science and Social Justice Earlier this month the president of the United States withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreement, a pioneering agreement formed at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change in 2015. … Continue reading
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Mni Wiconi features water protectors from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies trying to stop the 1,100-mile Dakota Access Pipeline – DAPL. Interviews in the film include Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Chairman Dave Archambault II; Jodi Gillette, former White … Continue reading
By Kelly Hayes I write these words on what’s a cold night in my city, and a much colder night where my heart is — with my friends in Standing Rock. My writing, which typically centers movements, often sways between … Continue reading
By Gabrielle Jolly In an interview with Peter Mansbridge from CBC News in March 2016, David Suzuki claimed that we have fundamentally failed as environmentalists. This is a worrying statement coming from an acclaimed environmental activist, yet difficult to deny given … Continue reading
This course draws on multiple sociological perspectives to examine two interrelated domains: 1) how dimensions of social organization shape the production and distribution of environmental health and illness in the United States; 2) how we know and regulate relationships between … Continue reading
The natural environment exists independently of how we think and talk about it, but we can only know it in human terms through our discourse about it. Our understanding of the environment is unavoidably constructed through the symbols we use … Continue reading
Through current and historical cases, this course explores the diverse influences that shape environmental science and politics and their pedagogical, professional, social, and moral implications for educators, environmental professionals, and concerned citizens. Dr. Peter Taylor University of Massachusetts Boston … Continue reading
Since the concept first came to be widely represented in the conservation community in the early 1990s, Community-Based Environmental Management (CBEM) has been incorporated in conservation and natural resource management initiatives around the world, from integrated conservation and development (ICDP) … Continue reading
Comparative Environmental Policy: This course emphasizes the comparative study of the domestic and international environmental policies of advanced industrial states with an emphasis on the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The key questions under study are: 1) How … Continue reading
This is an introductory-level course in environmental economics. It is primarily designed for sophomores and juniors who want to study environmental concerns with an interdisciplinary focus. More specifically, the course attempts to incorporate basic principles of both economics and ecology … Continue reading
In this seminar we will explore global—domestic and international— environmental issues from a perspective that foregrounds questions of social justice. The field of environmental justice asks for fair treatment of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, economic capacity, national … Continue reading
In this TEDxHarlem talk, Peggy Shepard uses Harlem as a case study for introducing the concept of “sacrificed zones” as geographic spaces heavily impacted by environmental racism.
Food Justice is communities exercising their right to grow, sell, and eat healthy food. Healthy food is fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally-appropriate and grown locally with care for the well-being of the land, workers, and animals. People practicing food justice leads … Continue reading
This documentary debunks the myth of large-scale dams as clean energy and a solution to climate change. It records the priceless cultural and natural heritage the world would lose in the Amazon and Mesopotamia if two planned large-scale dams are … Continue reading
An emotionally charged talk, by MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter detailing her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx — and shows how minority neighborhood suffer most from flawed urban policy.