1. Working Behind the Scenes: The Small but Necessary Projects for Advancing an Organizational Mission

    November 12, 2019

    By Kamari Durley. In early August, nearing the conclusion of my summer fellowship experience with the Virginia Environmental Justice Collaborative (VEJC), I scheduled the last of my two informational interviews with Quan Williams. Quan is currently the Civic Engagement Coordinator at the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy however she also has a Master’s degree Read more

  2. The Transformative Power of an Equity Lens

    November 1, 2019

    Jeffrey Wong This summer, among the verdant hills of Vermont, I had the pleasure to work with the incredible team at the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), a nonprofit dedicated to advancing climate mitigation and adaptation action through trainings and capacity building for industry, governments, and local communities in the US and abroad. I joined Read more

  3. On the Road to Movement Building: Assessing the Intersections of Environmental Justice

    November 1, 2019

    By Cassandra A.A. Osei. ]My fellowship experience in New York City pushed me as a leader and challenged my understanding of what it means to fight for environmental justice. New York City is a bustling metropolis that houses brilliant activists in the environmental justice movement. I was ecstatic to have the opportunity to network with Read more

  4. Honoring Our Past, Looking to the Future – Reflections from the EGA Fall Retreat

    November 1, 2019

    By Ta-wei Lin. Driving through Napa Valley, it’s difficult not to be mesmerized by the seemingly endless vineyard rows surrounded by the lush Vaca and Mayacamas mountain ranges. As I gazed upon the unique agricultural landscape, I couldn’t help but wonder how differently this place must have looked hundreds of years ago. What was life Read more

  5. Embracing Politics in Environmental Non-Profit Work

    October 10, 2019

    By Saachi Das Kuwayama.  While at Appalachian Voices, I learned just how deeply embedded politics are in all types of environmental work.  Meetings on topics from water testing to coal reclamation and pipeline advocacy always included in-depth discussions about the politics of relevant stakeholders and political implications of proposed actions.  For instance, discussions about the Read more

  6. A Missing Element from the Environmental Movement

    October 10, 2019

    By Laura Grier. My summer as an Environmental Fellow came at the culmination of my graduate education in Environmental Justice and Policy at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability. I had spent two years discussing human destruction of our natural environment, the trend that communities of minority and low-income status are disproportionately Read more