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Environmental Justice Essay Collection

These essays were submitted by faculty in preparation for the InTeGrate Environmental Justice workshop in April 2013.


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Transfering Observations into Reserach: Looking at the Student Perspective
Hayley Smith, North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Hayley Joyell Smith, , North Carolina State University at Raleigh Incorporating environmental justice into a classroom presents a rich opportunity to illustrate how geoscience can solve one of the world's ...

Gender and Service Learning in Environmental Justice
Barbara Whitten, Colorado College
Barbara Whitten, , Colorado College I am very interested in teaching environmental justice, and work to incorporate it into most of the Environmental and Feminist and Gender Studies classes I teach. I've been ...

Cultivating Action: Environmental Justice in the Environmental Science Classroom
Kate Darby, Allegheny College
Kate Darby, , Allegheny College Too often, environmental studies/science courses and students begin with the presumption of a people-free environment. When I ask students in a lower-division environmental science ...

Some of us are more "in it" than others
Deborah Jackson, Earlham College
Deborah Jackson, , Earlham College In Southwestern Ontario, just across the St. Clair River from Michigan's "Thumb," is the largest concentration of petrochemical plants, refineries, and related ...

Using GIS to investigate Environmental Justice
Abu Badruddin, Cayuga County Community College
Abu Badruddin, , Cayuga County Community College I have been teaching GIS and remote sensing courses with the inception of our GIS program. I always intended to bring students to my GIS classes from across the ...

Community Capacity-Building & Environmental Justice
J. Kyle Bryant, U. S. EPA
J. KYLE BRYANT, , U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY-REGION 4 Before people "care what you know", they must first "know that you care"! This phrase rings so true for the countless EJ ...

Addressing the Complexity of Teaching Training Teachers Through a Social and Environmental Lens
Matthew Nyman, Oregon State University
Matthew Nyman, , Oregon State University This is my first foray into explicitly addressing social and environmental justice issues in my teaching and, I have to admit, I do not have a super high comfort level with ...

Environmental Justice as a Pre-(Environmental)Professional Prerequisite
Lauren Waterworth, Appalachian State University
Lauren Waterworth, , Appalachian State University Introduction: I teach in the Geology department at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. I am also a practicing attorney in the field of ...

Environmental Justice -- When Is it Absent?
DIANE BERES, Ripon College
DIANE BERES, , Ripon College The course in which my teaching of environmental justice occurs is "Introduction to Environmental Studies." It is primarily taken as an intro to the major or to fulfill a ...

Incorporating Environmental Justice as Part of a Holistic Approach to Environmental Science Courses
Michael Phillips, Illinois Valley Community College
Mike Phillips, , Illinois Valley Community College At the beginning of my professional career, I worked for an environmental consulting firm investigating hazardous waste sites throughout the Midwest. I ...



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