Tiara Na'puti and students gather as part of the Foundation for Leaders Organizing for Water and Sustainability

The Just Transition Collaborative

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Justice partners with the Just Transition Collaborative (JTC) at CU Boulder, a program of CU Engage. The Just Transition Collaborative (JTC) engages in community partnerships, projects, and research to advance environmental justice in the transition to a sustainable economy.  They support more just energy, climate, environmental and labor practices and policies that foster the inclusion of underrepresented peoples and values.

The Environmental Center

The University of Colorado Environmental Center Energy & Climate Justice Program works to create a deeper understanding in the CU community about how our energy and water use directly relates to climate change and social justice issues... And what we can do about it. They employ peer-to-peer education about climate change, climate justice, water, air, food justice, agricultural practices and how to efficiently conserve energy on and off-campus. By educating each other, we are able to increase awareness and build interest in finding and working on solutions. The CU Environmental Center is the nation's largest and most accomplished student-led center of its kind. By translating student leadership into action and engaging the campus community, the Center helps CU-Boulder to become a global leader in sustainability.

Center for Values and Social Policy

The Center for Values and Social Policy was founded in 1980 and is housed in the Department of Philosophy. Its central objective is to serve as a non-partisan, campus-wide resource for supporting research, teaching, and public outreach about normative issues that are closely connected to matters of social policy. This includes work in applied normative philosophy, broadly construed to include work in applied moral, social, political and legal philosophy as well as related philosophical work that takes place at a more theoretical level. It also includes related work that is carried out in other disciplines, such as law, political science, economics and sociology, when that work has a strongly normative component and a clear connection to matters of social policy.

The primary goals of the Center are: supporting scholarly research in applied normative philosophy and related fields that is relevant to the study of values and social policy; supporting the teaching of issues in these areas at both the undergraduate and graduate level; supporting forms of outreach that make discussions in these areas available and accessible to members of the general public; facilitating collaboration among scholars across the campus who have common interests in the study of issues involving values and social policy.