Environmentally just policies and decisions protect the rights of all people to safe, healthy and sustainable environments. They are driven by the communities that are most impacted by environmental inequities, and address historical and continuing sources of exclusive practices which have led to an uneven distribution of environmental hazards and benefits across race and socio-economic status.
Sound Policy Institute worked with Professor Rachel DeMotts for the first offering of the Topics in Environmental Justice Course (ENVR 253) in Spring of 2019. Each of the eight sessions of this course were open to participation by the campus and greater community and featured local organizations working on Environmental and Climate Justice issues. To learn more about this class visit the Puget Sound Climate Blog, which documented each course session.