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.
Vision and Mission
The vision of the Climate Justice Team (CJT) is the equitable distribution of fiscal, environmental and social assets among all peoples.
The mission of CJT is to coordinate Environmental Justice (EJ) and Social Justice (SJ) 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 climate justice issues as well as connect students with community partners working to alleviate climate justice burdens.
CU CJT has several focus areas. On campus we are working to build alliances with individuals and groups who are involved with climate justice-related research, activities, and programs. We also aim to contribute in a meaningful way toward climate 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 and are offering a micro-credential in Climate Justice to students, staff, and faculty.
CJT is always looking for student leadership. Whether you have a little time or a lot, there are many ways you can contribute.
- Join the Climate Justice Leadership Alliance to become more equipped to work on climate justice issues and earn a micro-credential.
- Help shape the CJ program by attending meetings.
- Let us know what you're doing, be it research, organizing, or educating, and expand the database of individuals and organizations working with CJ-related issues.
- Join the Envrionmental Center's monthly mailing list and stay up to date about CJ happenings and news on campus and in the broader community.