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Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University has teamed up with Environmental Health News to form Agents of Change in Environmental Justice.
We’re amplifying the voices of those who have been historically excluded from science and academia—people who are already pushing our planet forward in a healthy, more just direction. They’re inspiring the next generation of scientists, and they’re capable of so much more.
Our vision is to foster a new cadre of diverse and inclusive leaders in environmental justice who can help create systemic change by integrating the best available science and technology with the intergenerational knowledge of communities who have been disproportionately harmed by environmental degradation and historically excluded from decision-making because of racism, classism, and other systems of oppression.
- Advance the careers and social impact of emerging environmental justice leaders
- Inject new ideas in environmental/climate sciences and advocacy
- Increase environmental and social justice literacy of students being trained in STEM fields such as epidemiology, earth sciences, and medicine
- Make scientific information more accessible to communities historically excluded from decision making.
Beautycounter | Forsythia Foundation | Rachel’s Network | Broad Reach | Marisla Foundation | Passport Foundation | The JPB Foundation | Natural Resources Defense Council (in kind support) | Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion (Mailman School of Public Health) | Center for Environmental Health and Justice in Northern Manhattan (NIEHS ES009089) |