Environmental Justice Initiative: Steering Committee

The Office of Sustainability is partnering with Environmental Studies to create a steering committee of faculty, staff, and students to help move the Wash U community closer towards the Environmental Justice Initiative’s stated goals. We are seeking motivated students that are interested in and committed to these goals. 

Students will work with faculty and staff to create action items focused on integrating environmental justice into the university’s teaching, research, and service by bringing together students, faculty, staff, and community members around key environmental justice concerns in the St. Louis region. The student steering committee role, in general, consists in serving as a liaison to the student body and also representing the student voice to help guide the committee. As members of the steering committee, students can expect to fulfill the following duties:

  • An average time commitment of 3 hours/week, with potential for large fluctuations week-to-week depending on steering committee meeting, any work on planned events or initiatives, and personal scheduling.
  • Attend steering committee meetings once a semester.
  • Stay up-to-date on the WashU environmental justice network by becoming familiar with the Network Report, and occasionally attending the Office of Sustainability’s Environmental Justice Team meetings.
  • As determined by the committee’s action items (to be established in the first meeting), meet with student group leaders, professors, and community leaders, and potentially help plan events to advance these action items.

Applications are due Friday, December 15th. 1-2 students will be selected for the steering committee and notified at the end of January 2018. The steering committee will officially launch in February 2018.

If you are an interested student, please fill out the following form:

If you are a faculty, staff, or community member interested in being a part of the steering committee, please contact Environmental Studies Professor Scott Krummenacher at wskrummenacher@gmail.com.