By Nithya Narayanaswamy, rising junior at Emory College and Co-Founder of Plastic Free Emory. “Do you ever feel, like a plastic bag, Drifting through the wind, Wanting to start again?” If you sang those Katy Perry lyrics in your head, congratulations. While you most certainly are a firework, baby, you are probably also an … Continue Reading →
Members of the Emory community are invited to to attend the second in a series of five virtual environmental justice webinars on Thursday, June 24, 2021, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm EST. The topic is, “Achieving Equitable Development for Communities.” This webinar is unique in that it will have presenters from community-based organizations, non-profits, academia, and private/public sectors who … Continue Reading →
Join the Emory Alumni Environmental Network (EAEN) for a special super Emory Civic Dinner conversation on environmental justice with Dr. Na’Taki Osbourne Jelks 02PH!
By: Kristin Kuwada, Communications & Marketing Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives During Women’s History and Climate Awareness Month, we are humbly learning about the work of less often recognized, seasoned climate activists who have all transformed the hearts, minds and places of their communities. From writing influential books and critical reports to founding organizations that … Continue Reading →
By Clare McCarthy, General Sustainability Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives During this Climate Awareness and Women’s History Month, OSI is highlighting some of the many determined women who have made invaluable contributions during key moments in sustainability, environmental justice and climate action history. From delivering speeches to writing books, to founding organizations, each of the … Continue Reading →
By Clare McCarthy, General Sustainability Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives Throughout the majority of American history, environmental and racial issues have been perceived as existing in separate spheres. This understanding shifted irreversibly with the work of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a national church-based civil rights agency, and its Commission for Racial Justice. The … Continue Reading →
By: Rachel Musetti, General Sustainability Intern, Office of Sustainability Initiatives The Cuyahoga River begins in northeastern Geauga County, Ohio and continues into Akron, running both south and west, before turning back north to Cleveland on Lake Erie. In the middle of the twentieth century, the Cuyahoga River was notoriously one of the most polluted rivers … Continue Reading →
Dr. Robert Bullard, the father of environmental justice, joins Emory Climate Talks for a conversation on Tuesday, December 1, at 12 p.m. EST. Robert D. Bullard is often described as the father of environmental justice. He is an award-winning author, co-founder of the HBCU Climate Change Consortium, and a distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental … Continue Reading →