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.

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.

10 environmental research bloopers

Environmental health and justice research is serious business. But when things go sideways in the field, a sense of humor is a must.

Environmental injustice and disability: Where is the research?

Due to a lack of data and understanding, the disabled community remains left out of most environmental justice research.

Putting people at the center of medicine, research, and policy

The most impactful healthcare and research keeps community service at its core.

My island does not want to be resilient. We want a reclamation.

Unlearning academic jargon to understand and amplify beauty and power in Puerto Rico.

Helicopter science doesn’t work—environmental justice comes from empowered communities

Researchers need to shift toward real community partnerships that emphasize sustainability and create opportunities for environmental change.