Environmental & Social Justice

Fellow Story

Matsuoka co-edits Ground Truths: Community-Engaged Research for Environmental Justice book

Martha Matsuoka’s new, open-access book shows how community-engaged research contributes to environmental justice by centering local knowledge, building truth from the ground up, producing data that can influence decisions, and transforming researchers’ relationships to communities for equity and mutual benefit.
January 18, 2024
Fellow Story

Building a Knowledge Action Network in the Indigenous communities of the South Pacific

Linwood Pendleton writes about his recent visit to South Pacific Indigenous members of the Ocean Knowledge Action Network in order to build trust and better understand the knowledge held by these communities, their needs and opportunities for more and better peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.
January 18, 2024
Fellow Story

Harp Falk takes a people-focused approach to protecting the Chesapeake Bay

"I am really energized by the opportunity to bring people together to re-envision the future of the Bay movement with forward-facing goals—getting clean water closer to people, confronting challenges like the climate crisis."
January 18, 2024
Fellow Story

Urban Biodiversity and Equity book features Switzer Fellow contributors

J. Morgan Grove, Nicole Heller, Sarah Reed and Christine Wilkinson contributed to this text advancing justice-centered biodiversity conservation in cities and demonstrating the necessity of, and tools for, simultaneously addressing social inequities and biodiversity conservation.
January 18, 2024
Fellow Story

Mulvaney on why climate advocates have hesitated to criticize Uyghur genocide

Dustin Mulvaney was featured in a November 2023 story by Nithin Coca in Coda exploring the question: “Why are climate skeptics speaking out about the Uyghur genocide?”
December 22, 2023
Fellow Story

Suiseeya crafts relationships between interdisciplinary researchers and Indigenous intellectuals

Suiseeya has devoted her professional academic life to investigating the justice dimensions of environmental governance, principally how different policies and approaches to addressing issues like biodiversity loss and climate change impact people and communities.
December 22, 2023
Fellow Story

A just transition to what, for whom and by what means? A case study by Dylan Harris

“We hope to highlight that any transition without critical attention to histories of power and powerlessness is likely to further harm those who stand to benefit the most from a truly just transition.”
December 22, 2023
Foundation News

Switzer Network Board Service Panel Highlights

The Switzer Network convened a Board Service Panel in order to help Switzer Fellows learn from and support each other around the topic of joining, serving on or diversifying nonprofit Boards of Directors.
December 21, 2023
Leadership Grant Grant

A Roadmap for Climate Justice: Science as a Catalyst for a More Just World

Nigel will lead the Woodwell Climate Research Center in integrating climate justice principles across the organization's functions, ensuring that policies, research, and advocacy align with fairness and equity.
December 11, 2023
Leadership Grant Grant

Realizing a Resilient Edgmere: an Intersection of Housing, Equity and Environment

As Interim Manager, Doug will lead the ReAL Edgemere Community Land Trust through the process of designing flood-resilient coastal infrastructure and accessible open space to benefit the community and environment of Edgemere.
December 11, 2023