School of Natural Resources and Environment

Environmental Justice News & Highlights

SNRE Doctoral Candidate Cybelle Shattuck won "The Marion McFarland Taylor Award for Best Research Paper in the Area of Religion, Ecology, and Sustainability", and received her award at last week's Midwest Regional Conference of the American Academy of Religion. 
 

This past Saturday, SNRE Environmental Justice professor Paul Mohai received the 2014 Damu Smith Power of One Leadership Award presented at the Second Annual HBCU Student Climate Change Conference held at Dillard University in New Orleans, April 17-19, 2014.  The conference was co-sponsored by Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University.

In honor of former director Carol Hollenshead’s twenty-year tenure at the Center for the Education of Women, CEW created the Carol Hollenshead Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change. Awardees are faculty and staff—either individuals or groups—whose sustained efforts have resulted in greater equity in regard to gender, race, class, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

A list of the 40 most influential environmental justice conflicts in American history—compiled by students at the University of Michigan—has been added to a new "Global Atlas of Environmental Justice," an interactive online map detailing about 1,000 environmental conflicts worldwide. The atlas is a product of the European Union-funded EJOLT project (Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade), which is hosting a conference this month in Lund, Sweden.

The purpose of the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards is to recognize exceptional and unusually interesting work produced by doctoral students in the last phase of their graduate work.  Kerry Ard was chosen as a 2013 recipient for her thesis: Changes in Exposure to Industrial Air Pollution Across the United States from 1995 to 2004: The Role of Race, Income, and Segregation.

Josh Newell

Back alleys, vacant lots and underutilized urban spaces hold great potential for fostering more sustainable cities, if they can be reimagined and transformed into multidimensional green infrastructure that simultaneously delivers environmental, social and economic benefits, says Joshua Newell, assistant professor at the School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Climate Change Communication Challenge PSA Videos

We challenged students to create short public service announcement videos that would raise awareness about climate change solutions, encourage individual action, and/or provide people with an inspiring vision of what a sustainable future could look like. Eleven teams of students put their skills to the test. View all of the videos here.

Dorceta Taylor in Washington D.C.

SNRE professor and Environmental Justice scholar Dorceta Taylor recently returned from Washington D.C. where she gave a Congressional briefing on her Food Security in Michigan Project. Taylor was invited to be one of the keynote speakers by the Association of Ecosystems Research Centers (AERC).

Alumna Cynthia Koenig (M.S. '11/M.B.A. '11)


Alumnus Cynthia Koenig and the Dana Building are featured in the new public service announcement created by the University of Michigan. The announcement will air as a commercial and during sporting events broadcast on TV.

Shots from inside the Dana Building come from the Flume Room, the research lab space operated by Associate Professor Brad Cardinale.

Here is the story from the University Record explaining how the announcement was built ...

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