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Environmental Justice Subcommittee

Subcommittee Charge

 

Vision:

Support, highlight, and coordinate discussions about environmental justice within the UC Riverside campus.

Mission:

The purpose of the Environmental Justice Subcommittee is to provide resources and serve as an engagement platform for environmental justice related concerns and issues for students, staff and faculty.  

Strategies:

  1. Offer UCR research and networking opportunities to students, faculty, and staff interested in and passionate about environmental justice related projects. 

  1. Bridge the UC Riverside and Inland Empire communities by collaborating with local nonprofit organizations. 

  1. Integrate ideals of equity and justice within UCR policies, programs, and daily operations. 

Goals:

  1. Meet monthly to explore, discuss, and facilitate collaboration between the university and campus community. 

  1. Foster conversations about Environmental Justice and Environmental Racism. 

  1. Educate and engage campus community about prevalent environmental justice issues.

  1. Encourage civic engagement.

  1. Collect feedback and recommendations to improve on Environmental Justice Subcommittee mandate. 

 

Environmental Justice Defined

Environmental Justice is defined as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. (CalEPA)  

The Environmental Justice Subcommittee recognizes and addresses the various socio-economic and environmental health factors that affect UCR students, staff, faculty and the Inland Empire community.