The most vulnerable in society regularly struggle for access to a clean, safe, and healthy environment. The St. Louis region is home to some of the most egregious social and environmental disparities in the nation. “Environmental justice” represents one term used to describe a movement to ensure a better, more sustainable quality of life for present and future generations in a just and equitable manner.

The resources compiled below are designed to help students, faculty and community members navigate the wide range of opportunities to learn more about environmental justice and to engage in activities that combat environmental injustice – and to find each other to build the movement! 

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The Center for Diversity & Inclusion has curated an excellent educational self-study guide on Environmental Justice which includes a collection of videos, publications, WashU courses and  additional resources. Begin your journey or dive a bit deeper with this collection of media. This is one of many self-study guides on a wide range of social justice issues.

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Garrett Duncan's Politics of Education class.Academic Courses

Interested in taking a course exploring environmental and/or social justice issues? Browse options using the link below.

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Faculty & StaffFaculty & Staff

Browse faculty and staff members who are teaching and researching topics related to the intersection of environmental and social justice.

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Learn about a range of projects and programs helping to address social and environmental challenges.

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Student OrganizationsStudent Organizations

Join other students engaged in environmental justice issues on the WashU campus and in the community.

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Browse this listing to find internship opportunities and funding sources for unpaid internships.

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Attend events relating to Environmental Justice on the WashU campus and the greater St. Louis region.

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