CEJ Selected to Co-Lead New $10M Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center


CSU partners with EPA, Montana State on new environmental justice resource center - College of Liberal Arts


Link to the RECORDING

This webinar series is co-convened by Agni Kalfagianni, Stefan Pedersen, and Dimitris Stevis, and organized by the Planetary Justice Taskforce of the Earth System Governance Project and the Center for Environmental Justice at Colorado State University.

Intersecting social and environmental challenges are affecting and endangering the human and non-human realms on earth. This has intensified demands for justice, with some scholars proposing the concept of  ‘planetary justice’. However, what exactly planetary justice means and whether this resonates with existing scholarship and practice of justice, especially in the ecosocial sense, is currently underexplored.

This joint initiative between the Earth System Governance project and the Center for Environmental Justice of Colorado State University aims at establishing an international network of researchers who are interested in exploring the place of planetary justice within their thinking and practice on ecosocial justice. For this reason we are conducting a series of webinars across different world regions under the title ‘Exploring Planetary Justice’. Participants are invited to address three main prompts drawing on their own research and experiences, which we will compare and synthesize at the end of the webinar series. In this first webinar we focus on South America.


  • Andrea Baudoin-Farah, Colorado State University, USA


  • Joel Correia, Colorado State University, USA
  • Verônica Korber Gonçalves, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Grettel Navas, University of Chile
  • Iokiñe Rodríguez, University of East Anglia, UK
  • Andrea Zhouri, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

This event featured a 90-minute event with 60  minutes for panelist comments on the below prompts, and 30 minutes for questions and discussion.


1. What do you see as the major theoretical and political tendencies within ecosocial justice in your region?

2. What are the forces for or against ecosocial justice in your region, in addition to the global or planetary levels?

3. Has the concept of Planetary Justice or something similar found its way into your region? How? What does Planetary Justice mean to you?

EJ Thru the Arts Series Event I: WORKSHOP: Climate Grief and Active Hope

A workshop for anyone who is searching for tools and collaborative solutions to live abundantly in this time of scarcity and climate change.

Experts from CSU, including the Center for Environmental Justice, the Student Sustainability Center, and artists from DreamCreateInspire Tour will lead this workshop.

Free and in-person on the Colorado State University campus. Location will be sent to all registrants:

Musical Creation Recording https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e9jfwF-Ooq66419wWyCGk2qGKRhrD9uT/view?usp=drive_link

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Environmental Justice Thru the Arts

Virtual visit with the artist!

Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University

Wednesday, November 15 from 5pm-6pm Mountain Time


The Center for Fine Art Photography, the Center for Environmental Justice, and the Hatton Gallery are excited to present Sama Alshaibi: Silsila as part of the Environmental Justice thru the Arts Exhibition series.


Arabic for ‘chain’ or ‘link’— is a multi-media project depicting Alshaibi’s seven-year cyclic journey through the significant deserts and endangered water sources of the Middle East and North African region. Through this body of work, the artist examines connections between different cultures that are under threat of displacement, recognizing shared global issues that need to be addressed.

Inspired by the great 14th-century Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta, Alshaibi loosely followed his ancient paths through the present-day Middle East and North Africa, to the islands of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, a nation slated to be the first to “disappear” by rising tides, and onto Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean, another island on the brink of extinction with. Alshaibi establishes that this recognition of geological interconnectedness and human interdependence is essential to addressing environmental issues. According to the artist, the story of water and desert is an enduring paradox and starting point for broader and philosophical readings that place mystical and historical importance on the natural world and point to our uncertain ecological future.

Sama Alshaibi

Sama Alshaibi was born in Basra to an Iraqi father and a Palestinian mother, Sama Alshaibi is based in the United States, where she is a Regents Chair of Photography, Video, and Imaging at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
She holds a BA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA in Photography, Video, and Media Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

This project is sponsored by a grant from the Lilla B. Morgan  Memorial Endowment, a premier supporter of arts and culture at CSU. Please help grow this fund with a gift

Environmental Justice thru the Arts Series

The Clara Hatton Gallery, in partnership with the Center for Fine Art Photography, and the Center for Environmental Justice at CSU strives to engage the Northern Colorado community on issues around environmental justice, equity, and diversity.

The goal of this project is to create a series of exhibitions under the umbrella of Environmental Justice Thru the Arts to highlight discrepancies in equity and diversity in relation to environmental issues. Every year, the Hatton Gallery will host a new exhibition on the issue, in conjunction with environmental artists and scholars, which will spotlight how climate change affects various groups of people, especially minorities and the underprivileged.

Climate Change and Environmental Justice are issues that touch us all and affect all of our lives in a variety of ways. Combating climate change and its effects should be something we all strive for, but some are being left behind. Climate change has a more drastic impact on certain populations. This exhibition aims to showcase how we can address the inequities that climate change creates and how we can make a change.

Every edition of the series will cover a specific element of Environmental Justice: such as earth, water, wind, and fire.

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Book jacket with background of sky blue with workers striking in foreground.AUTHOR TALK October 10, 2023


CLICK HERE for Video Recording 

Clean Air and Good Jobs
U.S. Labor and the Struggle for Climate Justice

Todd E. Vachon
The labor–climate movement in the U.S. laid the groundwork for the Green New Deal by building a base within labor for supporting climate protection as a vehicle for good jobs. But as we confront the climate crisis and seek environmental justice, a “jobs vs. environment” discourse often pits workers against climate activists. How can we make a “just transition” moving away from fossil fuels, while also compensating for the human cost when jobs are lost or displaced?

In his timely book, Clean Air and Good Jobs, Todd Vachon examines the labor–climate movement and demonstrates what can be envisioned and accomplished when climate justice is on labor’s agenda and unions work together with other social movements to formulate bold solutions to the climate crisis. Vachon profiles the workers and union leaders who have been waging a slow, but steadily growing revolution within their unions to make labor as a whole an active and progressive champion for both workers and the environment.

Clean Air and Good Jobs examines the “movement within the movement” offering useful solutions to the dual crises of climate and inequality.

New Book Release

Stevis, D. (2023). Just Transitions: Promise and Contestation (Elements in Earth System Governance). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108936569


Join us in congratulating Dimitris Stevis on the publication of his latest book. Professor Stevis is a co-founding director of the Center for Environmental Justice.

The book is open access until May 10, 2023.


Colorado Environmental Justice Task Force Finalizes its  Recommendations

The Environmental Justice Action Task Force has submitted its final recommendations to the legislature, governor’s office, and CDPHE.

The Task Force solicited community feedback from across the state for nearly a year. It held seven full Task Meetings including four virtual meetings with the in-person components in Commerce City, Grand Junction, Greeley, and Pueblo. It held 33 subcommittee meetings spanning 77 hours. It received over 300 written public comments and survey responses and also heard from dozens of community members in verbal public comments and during focus groups, coffee chats, and cafecitos.

Based on this feedback and extensive deliberation at its meetings, the Task Force developed its final recommendations, which are available here.


For students, by students, this kit features captivating and inspiring stories of frontline workers and community partners all working to advance food justice in our region of Northern Colorado. 

Sections include:

Food Security




Mutual Aid





Sustainable Shopping





  Food Cooperatives





Unions, Labor, & Immigration





Food Justice Curriculum -CSU and Beyond




Ways to Join Forces and Get Involved



CSU Year of Democracy Summit April 8-12, 2024

Featuring a Keynote Conversation with W. Kamau Bell and President Parsons: Race, Culture, and Democracy

Followed by panels, workshops, films, and other events throughout the week, including CEJ and CSU leaders.

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Thursday, April 11- 11am-12:15pm: Democracy and Climate Panel

Pat Keys, Lindsey Schneider, and Sarah Walker will be panelists in a discussion moderated by CEJ Program Manager, Mindy Hill.

All events are free and open to the public. For full list of events, refer to https://thematicyear.colostate.edu/democracy-summit/

CEJ Leader, Azmal Hossan, featured on Agents of Change Podcast






Azmal Hossan joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss his recent selection for the 2030 Climate Champions fellowship, an initiative from The Asia Foundation aimed at bolstering U.S. and China collaboration on climate change.


CDPHE Releases Infographic for Environmental Justice Task Force Recommendations

One year ago today, the Environment Justice Action Task Force published its final recommendations.

After several meetings, public input sessions, surveys, and community feedback, the Task Force came up with robust recommendations to advance environmental justice in Colorado. The Task Force then submitted these final recommendations to the legislature, the Governor’s Office, and CDPHE. On March 1, 2023, Governor Polis sent CDPHE a letter with instructions to implement the recommendations of the Task Force.

Want to learn more about the recommendations? We created a graphic summarizing the main points from the fifty-page report. You can find the graphic here.

EJATF Environmental Justice Report Summary

Register now:

Virtual Open House for Community, Equity and Resiliency

Join EPA, starting November 6, for a Virtual Open House featuring engaging panel series discussions and fireside chats to explore the Inflation Reduction Act investments and other funding opportunities through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. These community-driven conversations on investments in environmental and climate justice are designed for communities, community-based partners, and potential grant applicants.


To register for each discussion and chat visit: https://www.epa.gov/community-equity-resiliency/virtual-open-house


Panel Sessions

  • Monday November 6 at 11:30 a.m. ET - No One Left Behind: The Climate Crisis in Rural Communities
  • Monday November 6 at 6:30 p.m. ET - Driving Community Success: Unleashing Potential with Technical Assistance
  • Tuesday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. ET - Community-driven Change with Grants Opportunities
  • Wednesday, November 8 at 4:00 p.m. ET - Charging Ahead: Building Sustainable Communities with Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
  • Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. ET - The Inflation Reduction Act: Youth and the Climate Crisis
  • Thursday, November 9 at 11:30 a.m. ET - Green Jobs, Diversity and Just Transition
  • Thursday, November 9 at 4:00 p.m. ET - Voyage to Justice: Navigating Equity at America’s Ports
  • Monday, November 13 at 11:30 a.m. - Uncovering the Challenges of Unincorporated Communities
  • Monday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m. - Building Stronger Futures: Indigenous Communities and the Inflation Reduction Act
  • Tuesday, November 14 at 11:30 a.m. ET - Community Engagement: Building Strong Communities Through Collaboration

Fireside Chats

  • Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. ET - Too Hot to Learn, Too Cold to Care
  • Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. ET - Fresh Air, Fresh Start: Redefining Health & Equity


These panels and fireside chats are part of a broader initiative — Community, Equity & Resiliency (CER). The initiative aims to help communities, especially those that are low-income and disadvantaged, navigate once-in-a lifetime financing and resources available to confront the climate crisis and reduce pollution.

To learn more on how EPA funding can inspire positive change in your community visit: https://www.epa.gov/community-equity-resiliency


Fossil Fuel Pollution and Climate Change

RSVP: https://events.nejm.org/events/625

Join editors from the New England Journal of Medicine as we bring attention to the broad range of health impacts of climate change and how physicians and health care leaders can help to safeguard their patients’ health.
Join us to learn about:
• Key impacts of fossil-fuel pollution and climate change on health and health care delivery
• Inequitable burdens of fossil-fuel pollution and climate change
• Practical approaches for clinicians and health care leaders to respond to these challenges


EP 189 - Environmental Justice, Health Impacts, and Climate Justice: Fostering Awareness and Change – looking at the current and trending issues Healthy Living Healthy Planet Radio


The Just Solutions Podcast: New Episodes
Episode 6: Funding Environmental Justice with the EPA

In this episode, we discuss the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent increase in funding for environmental justice and civil rights initiatives, what EJ organizations should consider when pursuing an EPA grant, and how EJ groups can access this funding.


Episode 8:Deep Dive on Carbon Capture Use and Storage with Arjun Makhijani

In this episode, we examine CCUS's alignment with climate justice objectives and explore alternative approaches for collaborating with nature to tackle environmental injustice head-on.


Coming up: Mississippi's Climate Challenges & Community-Driven Solutions with Dr.Catherine Robinson

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Catherine Robinson, Program Manager of One Voice Mississippi, to understand the intersection of Mississippi's distinctive historical, political, and social context and their profound impact on Mississippi's climate landscape.


Subscribe to The Just Solutions Podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

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NDN Collective supports on the ground action to further our mission to build the collective power of Indigenous Peoples, communities and Nations to exercise our inherent right to self-determination while fostering a world that is built on a foundation of justice and equity for all people and Mother Earth.  We believe in, invest in, and support Indigenous self-determination.

We support frontline organizers, action and movements in their work to:


Indigenous Peoples, communities and Nations defend and protect our land, air, water, and natural resources.


Indigenous Peoples, communities, and Nations are developed in a regenerative and sustainable manner based on our values and connection to land, culture and identity.


Indigenous ceremonies, cultures, languages, and ways of life are revitalized, recognized and celebrated.


The Community Action Fund Grant is available on an ongoing basis, as funds are availableApril – October 31st 5PM MT.  Community Action Fund grant inquiries November – March can be made at:  grantsinfo@ndncollective.org

NDN Foundation staff team will review grant application materials and can be expected to respond within three weeks of receipt. CAF grantees selected will sign a grant agreement and submit payment information. A final report will be due within one month of completion of the grant term.

Modest urgent response grants ($15,000-30,000) are provided to groups and individuals most impacted by local challenges, ensuring that resources and decision-making ability lies with those most affected by the results and most equipped to solve immediate challenges.

Disrupting the Patrón---Indigenous Land Rights and the Fight for Environmental Justice in Paraguay's Chaco

CEJ would like to welcome Joel E. Correia to CSU and congratulate him on his first publication! Joel E. Correia is Assistant Professor in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department at Colorado State University. A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.

In Paraguay’s Chaco region, cattle ranching drives some of the world’s fastest deforestation and most extreme inequality in land tenure, with grave impacts on Indigenous well‑being. Disrupting the Patrón traces Enxet and Sanapaná struggles to reclaim their ancestral lands from the cattle ranches where they labored as peons—a decades-long resistance that led to the Inter‑American Court of Human Rights and back to the frontlines of Paraguay’s ranching frontier. The Indigenous communities at the heart of this story employ a dialectics of disruption by working with and against the law to unsettle enduring racial geographies and rebuild territorial relations, albeit with uncertain outcomes. Joel E. Correia shows that Enxet and Sanapaná peoples enact environmental justice otherwise: moving beyond juridical solutions to harm by maintaining collective lifeways and resistance amid radical social-ecological change. Correia’s ethnography advances debates about environmental racism, ethics of engaged research, and Indigenous resurgence on Latin America’s settler frontiers.

"Disrupting the Patrón tells a story of the underrepresented peoples of Paraguay, of their endurance under multiple cycles of dispossession that threaten their existence, and of the various forms that their resistance takes."—Gabriela Valdivia, coauthor of Oil, Revolution, and Indigenous Citizenship in Ecuadorian Amazonia

"By focusing on the racial and cultural implications of land and labor in Indigenous struggles in Paraguay, Joel E. Correia expands our focus on environmental concerns to include human rights, cultural rights, and the need for legal and political justice."—Nancy Postero, author of The Indigenous State: Race, Politics, and Performance in Plurinational Bolivia

"In the Paraguayan Chaco, missionaries, settlers, and officials turned stolen Indigenous land into ranches where cattle is valued more than Indigenous people. Correia's vivid ethnography of the interstitial strategies and land reoccupations through which Enxet and Sanapaná people carry out a 'dialectics of disruption' makes a crucial and incisive contribution to our understanding of racialized geographies, settler capitalism, and environmental and Indigenous justice."—Gastón R. Gordillo, author of Rubble: The Afterlifeof Destruction


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FracTracker Alliance Internships

Explore paid internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate-level students: https://www.fractracker.org/about-us/internships/#toggle-id-1

Each spring, FracTracker Alliance welcomes undergraduate and graduate college and university students with a passion for using data and mapping to fight environmental injustice to join our team. Working with FracTracker Alliance offers students invaluable resume-building work experience and networking opportunities. Our interns work closely with members of our staff team, learning about and contributing to our science and fact based work shedding light on the impacts of oil, gas and petrochemical industries. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in events that increase their professional networks, work on projects that will enhance their skill sets, and interact with our diverse network of partner organizations.

Rachel Carson Council Rachel Carson Council Fellowship

The RCC Fellowship Program is designed to identify outstanding students with a passion for environmental education, organizing, and advocacy and provide them with financial support to carry out valuable projects and campaigns on behalf of the RCC. To apply to the program, students propose their own projects that are focused on sustainability and environmental justice to be carried out on their campuses and in their communities. Individuals considering applying to the program may consider a wide variety of potential projects. Former fellows have run projects ranging from divestment campaigns to podcasts on environmental justice issues and campaigns for renewable energy infrastructure on their campuses.

Special consideration will be given to fellows applying in areas where the Rachel Carson Council has ongoing campaigns or work. These include, but are not limited to, divestment, renewable energy, particularly solar energy, and environmental justice. More information about RCC’s work can be found on our website: https://rachelcarsoncouncil.org/

Let Mindy.Hill@colostate.edu know if you are interested in doing a project to benefit our Center for Environmental Justice. We can support your application!

GreenLatinos Announces Historic Latino Climate Justice Framework, Providing Blueprint for a Equitable Future

Join Green Latinos at the upcoming CEJ Social event happening February 9, 2023 from 5:00pm-6:30pm at Wolverine Farm and Publick House. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here: https://col.st/P3hxo

Read through the framework using this link.


Conservation Colorado-Protégete Released the Colorado Latino Climate Justice Policy Handbook

This is the first of its kind: a bilingual informational guide about the status of the climate crisis in Colorado and the struggles that face the Latino community alongside it.

Download the Colorado Latino Climate Justice Policy Handbook

Latinos have been present in Colorado for centuries. During this time, they have helped shape our state culturally, socially, politically, and environmentally.

Despite all the great contributions of Latinos, environmental policymakers have failed to fully understand the intersection of conservation policy and the unique issues impacting Latino communities across Colorado. This has resulted in policies that continue to leave Latinos behind, put more burden on historically excluded communities, and perpetuate an unjust society.

The Colorado Latino Climate Justice Policy Handbook is filled with innovative data and policy solutions for our community. It is a tool as much as it is a new beginning for how Latinos are represented in climate justice research in the state. We hope you find it informative and useful!


Are you interested in helping build a more vibrant, equitable, and resilient local food system in Northern Colorado? Check out the Poudre Food Partnership 


Visit Fort Collins Museum of Discovery Exhibit: Earth Matters

Earth Matters: Rethink the Future is a 5,000 square foot exhibit that takes visitors on an inspirational journey to understand the changes occurring in our natural world and discover how we can rethink solutions for a better future.

In coordination with this new special exhibition, on display September 17 – January 8, 2023, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery will present programming that supports the mission of connecting our communities as we all work to move forward proactively in rethinking our future.

Our special programming includes a range of topics, and we have worked to gear events toward audiences of all ages. Please visit this page and our events calendar to learn about programs and events to join throughout the run of the exhibition.

The museum has embraced its role in providing relevant, thematic programming that serves our entire community. On behalf of our partners, we look forward to providing engaging conversation and connection during our presentation of Earth Matters.

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Check out the Indigenous Education Organization to view their Speaker Series featuring indigenous experts in a variety of fields.


Curious about Colorado Public Utilities' Equity Practices?

Here is a 45-minute webinar that offers some background on regulatory fundamentals and rate design.


Thanks to Jeff Ackerman for sharing with the Environmental Justice community!


Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison II Announcement

The Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance is hiring for a full-time Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison. The Liaison will connect climate change resources, tools, and information to tribal resource managers and partners to support resiliency-building efforts across the North Central region (MT, WY, CO, ND, SD, NE, KS).

This full-time position is an employee of the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance and will work in coordination with the North Central Adaptation Climate Science Center (NC CASC) to serve as a resource for tribal nations, tribal colleges, and partners throughout the North Central region. This employee will work with the existing Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison to provide climate adaptation training to tribal nations, develop partnerships to advance tribal resilience to climate impacts, and serve as an informational hub between tribal nations, federal agencies, researchers, and other tribal and non-tribal partners. The duty station for this position is flexible throughout the region but co-location space can be provided on campus in Boulder, Colorado, at the NC CASC office.

The Initiative for Energy Justice is Hiring!

IEJ seeks two to three full time Program Directors to join our dynamic, nascent, and growing team. The Program Directors will primarily lead or co-lead multiple energy justice projects, inform and shape strategic long-term and annual work planning, and be responsible for mentoring early career staff and incorporating them into IEJ programs. In addition, Program Directors will have an opportunity within an early-stage organization to support development of organizational staffing plans, culture, communications, and finances as desired and needed. The salary for each Program Director will be in the range of $105,000 to $125,000+ depending on experience.

Apply Now

Congratulations to CEJ Founding Member, Dimitris Stevis!

Colorado State University’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability has announced its three 2022-23 Resident Fellows and the winners of its 2022-24 Global Challenges Research Teams.The new SoGES fellows.

The newly announced SoGES Resident Fellows with one-year terms include Professor Stevis, pictured in the middle.

  • Dimitris Stevis, professor, political science, College of Liberal Arts. The goal of Stevis’ Resident Fellow project is to provide a more comprehensive account of just transitions as a relevant, necessary and appropriate strategy for all sustainability transitions. The products will be: story map(s) of just transitions that illustrate and describe the suitability of just transitions across sustainability transitions; and, building on that, a comprehensive and inclusive database of just transition policies, advocacy, and research.



Help contextualize the data housed on the Native Land Information System by helping us create compelling content.

We’re looking for people with skills in data journalism, data visualization and/or mapping to write articles for our blog (and third-party publications), develop storymaps, infographics and more. We pay competitive rates depending on experience, topic and word length.

*Individuals of Indigenous descent are highly encouraged to apply.

Interested? Pitch your idea today or ask us a question by clicking here.

Guess who will be impacted most by low water levels in Lake Powell? 

Lake Powell water crisis is about to be an energy crisis
As the West's megadrought continues, communities reliant on hydroelectric power — including tribes and rural towns — face shortages.

Read in Grist: https://apple.news/AXsDmEsmCTzWNy2YQegyWgQ

Sign up for the EPA's ECHO Notification Tool


ECHO Notify provides information on EPA-led enforcement only for the following environmental laws:

  • Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
  • Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)


Save The Dates: June 6 & 7, 2022                  The inaugural Climate Transitions Dialogue (CTD) will take place June 6 – 7, 2022 at Colorado State University Lory Student Center in Fort Collins, Colorado.


Community-Building & Exploration: CTD will catalyze and encourage people and groups to learn more about Colorado’s climate transition community; reflect on our circumstance in depth and gain collective understanding of specific climate transition needs; and begin the process of discovering innovative solutions. CTD aims to create a space that encourages inclusive conversation, mutual learning, and collaborative definition of issues and priorities for action.

Establishment of New Networks and Collaborative Action: CTD will begin and foster continued dialogue that encourages the formation of new relationships, networks and partnerships among public and private entities and across social, environmental, and technological ecosystems. Our goal is to build trust and generate ideas for joint action.

Join the Dialogue https://climatetransitions.org/join-the-dialogue/

The 2022 Colorado Water Plan will be released on June 30th for public comment. This is an important and exciting opportunity for our voice to be heard! We're inspired to move forward with these ideas and momentum to advocate for a more inclusive and just Colorado Water Plan! The Colorado Water and Equity Partnership -- a partnership of FrontLine Farming, National Young Farmers Coalition and The Acequia Institute -- will be working hard to develop further conversations and content used to engage in this upcoming Colorado Water Plan Comment Period. Please be on the lookout for further information and opportunities for action in this important work.

Below you will find the webinar recording and further resources to engage with:

We are thrilled to be participating in the first trail session of summer, 2022 with @sustainmusicandnature at the FoCo Museum of Discovery Sunday, May 22.

Meet at the museum at 1pm where we will depart for a hike with @poudreheritage along the Poudre River Trail. Then we will return to the museum for a roof-top concert with @fancybitsmusic and @izcallirock . Bonus: Hear from our own Center for Environmental Justice co-founder, @stephanie_malin who will share her new book, Building Something Better: Climate Crises and the Promise of Community Change.


Join the Center for Global Work and Employment, Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN), and Center for Environmental Justice at Colorado State University on May 2 for a discussion on the Just Transition Listening Project (JTLP)’s 2021 report Workers and Communities in Transition.


Authors and JTLP Organizing Committee members J. Mijin Cha (Occidental College), Vivian Price (California State University Dominguez Hills), Dimitris Stevis (Colorado State) and Todd E. Vachon (Rutgers) will introduce the JTLP’s work and present the report’s main findings, to be followed by an extended Q&A. The report, which was conducted in partnership with the Labor Network for Sustainability underscores a critical point in the shift to much needed climate policies: Workers and their communities must not be left behind in the transition to a green economy and in fact, their role in the process of developing a just transition is critical to making it work fairly.

This event is sponsored by:

The Center for Global Work and Employment at Rutgers University

The Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN)

Center for Environmental Justice at Colorado State University

View event recording here: https://col.st/Y8DRZ

Building Something Better- Environmental Crises and the Promise of Community Change

by Stephanie A. Malin and Meghan Elizabeth Kallman

Panelists: Cody Two Bears and Tatewin Means

Order your copy here.

View event recording here: https://col.st/Y8DRZ

View slide deck here: Building Something Better Book Launch2022 (3)

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Colorado State University Distinguished Professor of Economics, Edward Barbier, discusses his new book: Economics for a Fragile Planet

View event recording here: https://youtu.be/BG3187Ljhd4

Book Launch and Celebration for Handbook of Environmental Sociology Author Event

Monday, January 31, 2022,  2pm-3pm MST

View Recording of Webinar here

View Presentation Slide Deck here: https://col.st/Wgb3C

To purchase the book, or individual chapters, click here: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-77712-8 

We celebrated and listened to editors (including the CEJ's own Stephanie Malin) and authors of this new publication. Sections feature Inequality, Political Economy, and Justice; Energy, Climate, and Health; Culture, The State, and Institutions; Population, Place, and Possibilities.

Check out the Table of Contents here: https://col.st/mMl6g


Recording HERE:

November 9, 2021 at 12:00PM Mountain Standard Time

Colombia is a dangerous place for environmental leaders. Just in 2020, sixty-five environmentalists were killed. Ethnic groups are increasingly at risk as extractive economies expand into their ancestral lands to open mining and agribusiness frontiers. In this roundtable, leaders from the Pacific coast—a region of Indigenous and Black traditional territories—will discuss the rights of their communities, the impact of climate change, and the consequences of human rights violations on their livelihoods. Moderator, Professor Marcela Velasco and panelists from Colombia shared perspectives on the circumstances for this virtual event.

Careers in Environmental Justice

RECORDING of the event can be found here: Career Connections: Environmental Justice Panel - YouTube

RECAP of the event can be found on this document.

On October 5, 2021, The Center for Environmental Justice and Warner College of Natural Resources Career Center hosted panelists from a variety of fields to discuss Environmental Justice careers.

Center for the New Energy Economy Webinar 

If you missed the discussion with Vernice Miller Travis and Governor Bill Ritter you can view the recording here.

When: September 15

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Challenges and Perspectives of a Just Transition in Europe

March 7, 2022

You can find the recording of the event, as well as the slides here.

If you want to purchase the Handbook of Environmental Labour Studies (Palgrave, 2021) you can use the code PalGeoHB2022* at checkout to receive a 20% discount (valid until June 4, 2022).

Hosted by European Trade Union Institute

What are the main challenges of a just transition to a zero-carbon economy in the EU? Taking a broad-based theoretical approach, speakers at this webinar present the current EU context for a just transition, paying particular attention to the European Green Deal and the Fit for 55 package.

—To what extent can current EU policies and practices be considered a step towards a more comprehensive policy framework to integrate climate/environmental and labour priorities?
—How far are institutions and the welfare state ready to address the new challenges posed by the eco-social paradigm shift, possibly under a low growth or de-growth scenario?
—What strategies do trade unions have and what main challenges do they face?


  • From “Just Transition” to an “Eco-Social State”?
    Bela Galgoczi (ETUI)
  • Workers, Trade Unions, and the Imperial Mode of Living: Labour Environmentalism from the Perspective of Hegemony Theory
    Markus Wissen (Berlin School of Economics and Law - HWR)
  • Multilevel Engagement of Trade Unions with Climate Change Mitigation
    Adrien Thomas (LISER, Luxembourg) and Valeria Pulignano (KU Leuven)

Discussant: Samantha Smith, Director of the Just Transition Centre of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Moderator: Nora Räthzel (University of Umeå, Sweden)

Building Relational and Effective Partnerships with Indigenous Communities

With James Rattling Leaf and Gwen Bridge

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

10:00am Hawaii /11:00am Alaska /12:00pm Pacific /

1:00pm Mountain / 2:00pm Central / 3:00pm Eastern / 4:00pm Puerto Rico

The Rising Voices Center for Indigenous and Earth Sciences is hosting an online event focused on recommendations for working with Indigenous communities based on the knowledge that long-term relationship building with these communities is the foundation upon which educational programs, research collaborations, and other initiatives must be co-created. This presentation will define best practices in building relationships and clarify a process for establishing and maintaining effective collaborations with Indigenous communities that respect sovereignty and self-determination.

Event Recording Here:

CEJ is proud to celebrate local Latina & Latino Leaders for their work in Environmental Justice

Image depicts three sections of a landscape with a prairie on the left, the city of Denver's skyline in the middle, and the Rocky Mountains on the right with horses eating grass in the foreground.

Colorado EnviroScreen virtual public meeting

Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 6 - 7:30 p.m. 


The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is working with a team at Colorado State University, including the Center for Environmental Justice, to create CO EnviroScreen. As a new interactive mapping tool, CO EnviroScreen will identify environmental health inequities and disproportionately impacted communities in Colorado, as outlined in the Environmental Justice Act (HB21- 1266). Learn more about CO EnviroScreen (cdphe.colorado.gov/enviroscreen).


MAY 19th, 2021

CSU CEJ's Book Launch

9:30 – 9:40: Welcome and Introductions, Melinda Laituri

9:40 - 9:50:  CEJ at CSU, Josh Sbicca

9:50 – 9:55: EJ in the Anthropocene, Christine Winter, University of Sydney

9:55 – 10:50: EJ in the Anthropocene contributor panel presentations and discussion, Moderator, Stacia Ryder

10:50-11:00: Closing comments, CEJ Steering Committee


We sponsor and co-sponsor visits and public presentations by many distinguished scholars and activists over the years, always well-attended by hundreds of CSU and community members.


Panels on a wide range of topics that bring together researchers from across disciplines in order to foster a holistic and transdisciplinary approach to environmental justice. Attendees at past Roundtable events have included Colorado State University students and faculty, Fort Collins business owners, and community members. Please see the rubric we have used to facilitate these webinars.


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The goals of the webinars are similar to those of roundtables but webinars allow us to foster collaborations between researchers, policy makers, and activists from across the country and the world.


Events with high visibility and impact:

  • Just Transition Summit, May 2018
  • Stories of Water Equity and Environmental Justice Symposium, October 2017
  • Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene Symposium, April 2017