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.
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.
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.
Alexa White is an agroecologist and food justice advocate working to increase the number of scientists and engineers of color involved in community-led environmental justice research through her role as co-founder and executive director of her think tank, the AYA Research Institute.
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