The environmental justice project at the University of Colorado at Boulder was created by the University of Colorado Student Government (CUSG) to address the fact that communities of color and underprivileged populations are often unjustly burdened by environmental degradation and pollution. The project was established in response to CUSG’s desire to help define more comprehensive and effective sustainability implementation plan, plans that can address the social and ecological issues faced by all CU students, faculty, staff, and community members.
The vision of ASE is the equitable distribution of fiscal, environmental and social assets among all peoples.
The mission of ASE is to coordinate EJ-related literature and information, partnerships, education, and outreach on and off campus with all interested individuals and organizations as appropriate, to advance the knowledge of environmental justice issues as well as connect students with community partners working to alleviate environmental justice burdens.
CU ASE has several focus areas. On campus we are working to build alliances with individuals and groups who are involved with environmental justice-related research, activities, and programs. We also aim to contribute in a meaningful way toward environmental justice within the larger community, including Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, and the Denver Metro area. Our programs are based on the self-identified needs of the communities that we work with.
ASE is always looking for student leadership. Whether you have a little time or a lot, there are many ways you can contribute.