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.