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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.



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    Advocating for Communities Facing Groundwater Contamination

    Iris Stewart-Frey (ESS, EJ&CGI) and Lilah Foster (ESS ‘21,Clare Boothe Luce scholar) together with partners from the California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) were invited to present their research on nitrate groundwater contamination.


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    A Food Justice Response to Covid-19

    Professor Christopher Bacon is collaborating with students and Bay Area farms and food access organizations to draw lessons from the pandemic about how to improve emergency food assistance and create a more just food system.


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    Improving Access to a Modesto Park

    Santa Clara University Professor Iris Stewart-Frey and SCU student researchers are collaborating with the Tuolumne River Trust (Modesto Office) and Catholic Charities Stockton to plan and implement an extension of the Tuolumne River Regional Park in California’s Central Valley, using a participatory process that includes the surrounding communities.