Learn more from experts in the field about climate justice and explore what you can do to help.
The Environmental Justice Student Mixer is an opportunity for students to meet students from different disciplines, find shared connections, and envision themselves as change agents who can be directly involved in efforts addressing our climate crisis. The handout shows local organizations that continuously make great strides towards environmental justice.
The total environmental impact of our outfit choices are a growing concern because, buoyed by the rise of so-called fast fashion, we’re consuming and discarding more clothes than ever before. This New York Times article gives insight on purchasing longer-lasting as a way to reduce our environmental impact.
This conversation focuses on the intertwined formulation of the Indigenous Green New Deal, especially relevant to the Newark – NYC – LI regional watershed and estuary.
Winona LaDuke, is an eco economist, speaks and writes nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities. She is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project and Honor the Earth. Through word and deeds, she works to protect Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, This Changes Everything, and No is Not Enough. Her new book, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal was published in September 2019. She is Senior Correspondent for The Intercept, a Puffin Writing Fellow at Type Media Center and is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
How action driven by science, policy, engineering and planning could future-proof the Garden State?
Science Perspective: “The Future Sea Level in New Jersey” | Robert E. Kopp, Karl F. Nordstrom, and Johnny Quispe
Planning and Policy Perspective: “Translating Science to Action” | Marjorie Kaplan, Lisa Auermuller, and Jeanne Herb
Engineering Perspective: “Mobile and Green Infrastructure Adaptation to Sea Level Rise” | Qizhong (George) Guo
Sociological Perspective: “Out of Harm’s Way?” | Karen M. O’Neill