Environmental Justice: Closer Than You Think
Project Overview: Environmental Justice is touted as an essential piece of the CU undergraduate ENVS program, yet the student body is largely ignorant of it. This series is aiming to help bridge the gap between the university's goals and the student body. The scope of the topics will range from general environmental justice background, climate justice, environmental justice, indigenous communities, local indigenous efforts, and local air quality issues.
Impact: This climate justice speaker event is a catalyst to start the conversation around environmental justice, raise awareness of the locality, and promote action. It will also help educate the CU Boulder undergraduate community to help align the institution's goal of being an active defender of marginalized groups and their right to enjoy their environments. This event will help localize the issue for CU students, allowing them access to University resources that will instill a personal connection to climate action.
Donor Benefits: Fostering the next generation of leaders and ensuring the issues on their radar are intersectional and nuanced.
Action Needed: $10,000 is needed to fund this climate justice speaker event in Fall 2022. In order to make this an ongoing series, continuous funding support is required.