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Environmental Justice Plan (In Progress)

Recent Project Updates

  • 1/30/2023

    The following information contains notes and data gathered by Tyler Swanson to help establish an Environmental Justice Plan for the campus.

  • 1/10/2023

    Tyler Swanson, Meredith Moore, and Stacy Gloss met on Tuesday, 1/10/23, to discuss Tyler's progress in researching environmental justice resources on campus. Notes are attached.

Key Objective


The iCAP 2020 objective 8.3 is to "Develop a collaborative plan for environmental justice that will assess metro area resilience and actively address related issues. The plan should be written and publicized by FY24." The responsible campus unit for championing this objective is iSEE.

Developing an environmental justice plan focuses on the human component of climate resilience, with an emphasis on communities that have been historically marginalized and underserved, and are therefore disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, heat waves, air pollution, and public health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. To develop a thoughtful and comprehensive environmental justice plan, we must identify existing programs within our local communities (which currently operate independently) to recognize common principles and points of contingency. Students and faculty members will conduct environmental vulnerability assessments of campus and local populations, identifying the communities that are most at risk and assessing opportunities to provide valuable, sustainable solutions.   



We are pursuing the necessary steps to implement economically and environmentally feasible solutions in vulnerable communities, focusing particularly on resources to improve food security (e.g., shuttle systems to grocery stores, food trucks, and community gardens). We will also identify locations where cooling centers are needed for residents, and seek opportunities to incorporate educational components wherever possible. 

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Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Kimmy Chuang

    Project Leader:

    Meredith Moore