We have collaborated with many organizations on research, teaching, and programming – some of which are listed here.
We also seek new partnerships that can help to advance community-driven research for environmental justice. To explore collaborating with us, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or any member of the collaborative.
- Center for Sustainability
The Center helped to support our launch by serving as fiscal sponsor and website host for the Initiative’s 2019 conference on Environmental Justice and the Common Good. We continue to work together to infuse environmental justice in the university's curriculum, operations, and community outreach.
- Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
The Initiative grew out of a three-year institute organized by the Ignatian Center, and we continue to co-organize events and projects together.
- tUrn Project
We frequently contribute public programming to the tUrn project, which focuses on addressing the climate crisis.
- Center for Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship
We co-sponsor events on food justice, and conduct research with the Center’s academic staff and faculty in California and Central America.
- Other Campus Centers
We co-sponsor events and co-conduct research with many other organizations on campus, including the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Multicultural Center, and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
In California and Beyond
- Northern CA Environmental Justice Networking
We co-lead a university-community network of faculty, staff, students, and community partners that strengthens our collective capacities for community-driven research and advocacy for environmental justice. Through our events and Google Group, the network shares best practices and resources for teaching and research, and connects partners to support each other’s campaigns, events, and needs.
- Community-Based Organizations and Government Agencies
Members of the Initiative and their students have co-produced research with many organizations and agencies, including the following examples.
California Rural Legal Assistance
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton
Center on Race Poverty and the Environment
Community Water Center
Electronics TakeBack Coalition
International Campaign for Responsible Technology
La Mesa Verde
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen
Real Food Challenge
Sacred Heart Community Service
Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
Tuolumne River Trust
Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative, University of Vermont
All Positives Possible
Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee
City of Santa Clara, Parks and Recreation Department
Santa Clara Valley Water District
BRAID Africa (Liberia)
PRODECOOP coffee cooperative (Nicaragua)
Universidad Nacional Agraria (Nicaragua)
Community Agroecology Network (CAN) (California, Mexico, Central America)
In Jesuit Higher Education
- Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Integral Ecology Affinity Group
The Initiative’s Chris Bacon is one of the founding members of this group, which strengthens research, education, and community engagement for environmental and economic justice among AJCUs and builds ties to international Jesuit higher educational institutions.
We have contributed to this international Jesuit online publication about ecological and social issues. Editorial team member Fr. Pedro Walpole, S.J. advised us on the formation of the Initiative and serves on our Advisory Board.
- Laudato Si’ University Pathways
SCU is a founding signatory of this global program to enact the goals of integral ecology in universities, developed by the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the International Association of Jesuit Universities as part of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. The Initiative’s Chris Bacon served on the committee to develop the University Pathways’ community participation goal.