READ THEIR IDEAS

Fellows weave their life experiences with their scientific expertise in essays that push back against persistent injustice and oppression, and offer paths for institutions and communities to push toward environmental justice and equity.

World Toilet Day: Housing status should not determine access to clean, safe bathrooms

Bathrooms, when sufficient, provide us the space to care for ourselves and have dignity. We need to extend this right to people experiencing homelessness in US cities.

Worsening heat waves are hammering the disabled community

EHN talked to people with disabilities put in increased danger during last summer’s Pacific Northwest heat waves. Activists say accessible cooling centers and air conditioning are key to combating this injustice.

The role of electric vehicles in the push for environmental justice

Expanding electric vehicle access will help improve air quality and mobility in low-income communities plagued by environmental racism.

Nature for all: Connecting communities of color with the outdoors

From an early age, many people don’t feel welcome in outdoor spaces or inspired to pursue environmental science careers. That needs to change.

Understanding poverty and children’s health before natural disasters strike

Preparing for and building back after natural disasters should not be a one-size-fits all approach.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Weaponization of water in South Asia

Climate change and unbalanced regional political power are driving an ongoing water crisis in Bangladesh.