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Environmental Justice Initiative



 Providing training, resources, and networking to foster community-driven research for social and environmental justice.



  • At SCU

    We promote environmental justice research through faculty development, funding, and networking to support research and teaching partnerships with community-based organizations that respond directly to community needs and priorities.

  • In California and Beyond

    We are building a network to support innovative research and teaching collaborations for environmental justice through partnerships among academic institutions and community-based organizations.

  • In Jesuit Education

    We foster environmental justice research collaborations among faculty, staff, students, Jesuit educators, Catholic social ministry, and others around the world.

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Access to Safe Drinking Water in the Central Valley

CalEPA is funding Iris Stewart-Frey and California Rural Legal Assistance to identify and remove barriers to safe drinking water in the San Joaquin Valley.

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Law and Advocacy Lab Launches

Zsea Bowmani is collaborating with students and community partners to identify law and policy solutions to water pollution, food apartheid, concentrated heavy industries, and other environmental justice issues in the Bay Area and beyond.

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Transforming Emergency Food Assistance

CalEPA is funding the Environmental Justice and the Common Good Initiative and Sacred Heart Community Services to improve emergency food assistance, reduce food waste, curb methane emissions, and produce compost.


Standing Up for Environmental Justice Now
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Featured Student Researcher

Annalicia Anaya

Annalicia analyzed the food security discourse of smallholder coffee farmers in Nicaragua.

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