Spring 2021 Eco Social Solutions Series-

Beverly Grant sitting with her hands together with a smile on her face
Community leaders share strategies and ideas that advance climate action, food security, social justice and sustainability on a local level. Students will gain valuable insights into community approaches and leadership as well as base knowledge of core topics in sustainability and social justice. Sponsored by CU Environmental Center, the Spring 2021 series will focus on topics such as food justice, permaculture, regenerative agriculture, climate action, health equity and community-based carbon reduction projects. Series runs biweekly on Thursdays, 5:00-6:30pm from February 4 through April 15.
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Feb 4th:

Principles of Social Permaculture with Beverly Grant, founder of MoBetta Green market place

Join us for a discussion with Beverly Grant on the social dimensions of permaculture. We will discuss social permaculture in the context of food justice as well as the community-based work of Beverly as the founder of Mo’ Betta Green Marketplace and Seeds of Power Unity Farm. This important discussion will address racism and the health and food inequities in Denver neighborhoods. We hope that you join Beverly to explore the world’s many patterns.

Feb 18th, Mad Agriculture

March 4th, FLOWS

March 18th, Stay tuned!

April 1st, Boulder Food Rescue

April 15th, Native Energy

2020 Eco Social Solutions Series Videos are Live! Neambe Leadon speaking at an EcoSolutions Bioneers Conference in a classroom



Artistic poster for Eco-Social Justice programming fall 2019Poster for Food Justice Tour event in 2019

Poster for Food and Environmental Justice Week 2019Poster for Carolyn Finney event

 Food and Environmental Justice Week- Join us for a discussion on food sovereignty and food justice. Explore the meaning of decolonizing your diet and enjoy indigenous foods. March 20th from 5-7pm in the CU Museum of Natural History Room 105


Dr. Vandana Shiva, March 22, 2017

Vandana Shiva, March 22nd

Cultural Events Board in partnership with Eye Resist and the Eco-Social Justice team at the Environmental Center present Dr. Vandana Shiva
Vandana Shiva is a distinguished policy expert, author, global leader and justice activist. She has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of the Seven Most Powerful Women in the Globe and received the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize." 
In addition, she has authored numerous books, policy papers, and articles. Dr. Shiva has made significant contributions to the areas of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and biodiversity while making visible the social, economic, and ecological costs of neoliberal globalization. She is a famed activist raising awareness about the perils of genetically modified foods and increasingly monopolized food systems. 
On top of her policy and activist work in India, Dr. Shiva advises governments worldwide. For instance, she is currently working with the Government of Bhutan to make the nation 100% organic and with the Governments of Tuscany and Rome to create a hopeful and livable future for young people. Her famed Navdanya organic seed banks throughout India have supported Indian farmers and protected biological and cultural diversity since 1984.
Doors open at 5:00pm

Inuit Knowledge & Climate Change, February 22, 2017

Poster for Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change on February 22 from 5-7PM at UMC 457. Interactive dialogue with guest speaker Heidi McCan. Snacks provided.

Multicultural Perspectives on Environmental Racism

EJT TPO Wed, Dec 7

Prisons: Social and Environmental Toxicity

Prison Ecology Updated


Come join us on Thursday Septemeber 29 from 6-7:30 PM at HLMS 199 for an engaging panel discussion with Native community leaders Mymangwa Flying Earth, Theresa Halsey, and Kimimila Locke! Native American student group Oyate will be holding a food and supplies drive to send to people resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Food and Environmental Justice Week 2016 is here!

Celebrate the deliciousness and beauty of a more environmentally just world.

April 15-22, 2016

Join us for a series of events in partnership with the Volunteer Resource Center & the Women's Resource Center!

Poster for the events for Food & Environmental Justice, 2016

Past events:

Permaculture and Social Justice

Permaculture and Social Justice

Fracking Burdens: Who Pays the Price?

A panel-led discussion about the controversies surrounding fracking in Colorado. Join panelists from the Center of the American West, Fossil Free CU, and Community Rights Network

Oct. 22nd 6:30pm, Humanities 1B80

 Who Pays the Price? poster

2013-2014 ARCHIVES:

Environmental Justice Film and Discussion Series:

CU ASE will has hosted monthly discussion series which have addressed some of the many facets of Environmental Justice.  Each discussion included a film clip, interview, article or radio series as a platform for the issue, as well as bring in more background information about how the issue relates to current local, regional, national and global events. Discussions are informal, and no previous knowledge or academic experience in Environmental Justice is necessary.

Past Food and Environmental Justice Week posterPast Food and Environmental Justice Weeks:

Join us for a series of events diving into local and national issues of food justice and environmental justice in partnership with Volunteer Resource Center and amazing local organizations working hard to create a more just and sustainable future in Boulder and beyond.