New Voices.

Surprising Questions.

Unexpected Answers.

The world’s environmental and social problems are spreading like wildfires, and systemically marginalized communities are most impacted. To achieve transformative and durable solutions, we need to empower the next generation of scientists to speak up. Scientists who share their discoveries in the most compelling ways can change the narrative.

Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University has teamed up with Environmental Health News to form Agents of Change in Environmental Justice.

MEET THE 2024 FELLOWS 

We’re partnering with communities on the front lines of environmental justice to change the systems that lead to inequity. We do that by training scientists from marginalized communities in storytelling, community engagement, and policy translation. You can help us amplify the voices, stories, and research of our fellows.

PODCASTS

Newsflash: Science is personal. The colorful conversations in our biweekly podcast prove it, with stories that include laughter and tears, setbacks and successes. Listen in as our fellows and other environmental justice leaders discuss their unlikely beginnings and promising futures.

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You’ve never seen science writing quite like this. Fellows weave their life experiences together with their technical expertise in essays that push back against persistent injustice, advancing environmental justice and equity.

Latest Updates

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Jose Ramon Becerra Vera on democratizing science

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How to free ourselves from the scholar-activist dilemma

In the News

Resisting Detached Datafication: What Toxic Prisons Teach Us about the Imperative of Restorative/Transformative Data Science for Environmental and Social Justice

Spotlight:
Aalayna Green

“The use of violence against local peoples for the benefit of conservation is a short-term solution. To be successful long-term, conservation must reckon with its ability to further injustice and marginalization. Conservation requires an undoing and address of the systemic issues in society if conservation efforts are to succeed.”

-Aalayna Green, 2024 Fellow

Fuel the Change

Fighting for systemic change takes enormous resources. Your donations will help amplify the voices of next generation environmental justice leaders.

Photo credits (top to bottom): Daniel Burke Photo and Video, OreOluwa Badaki, Callum Shaw

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