Environmental Justice: What Is It and Why Should You Care? – Public Square discussion 

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm (PT)


Our existence—and the existence of all life on Earth—depends on our natural environment. Population growth combined with globalization, and the increased mutual interdependence that has come with it, have intensified the effects humans have on the planet and the effects that our climate has on us. Founded on the principle of mutual respect for all people without discrimination, environmental justice seeks to provide healthy environments for all communities regardless of color, wealth, or place of origin.

Join us at the CCE Public Square as we discuss matters of environmental justice with experts and practitioners in the field. WSU faculty, students, and community partners will provide insight into what is happening—and what you can do—to understand and work toward equitable and just environmental practices.

This discussion will take place onWednesday,September 23 at4p.m.and will be streamed live via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out to registrants on the morning of the event.

AllPublic Square discussions are free and open toWSU students andthe public.  

Contact: Ben Calabretta atben.calabretta@wsu.edu.

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Opens Aug 28, 2020 12:00am
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Sep 23, 2020 4:15pm or when space runs out.
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ISABELLA VIAMONTE wrote on October 1st, 2020

This was a great discussion. I enjoyed learning about environmental justice!

SOPHIA SMITH wrote on September 24th, 2020

It was a really good discussion and there was so much excitement and passion from everyone who shared!

MAXWELL PETRAK wrote on September 24th, 2020

I loved it! great discussion. It was comforting to hear the amount of passion among such a variety of different types of people.

ELLIE GERING wrote on September 24th, 2020

It really broadened my ideas environmental justice. It was really interesting to hear how many different jobs everyone had united under one idea!