People, Equity, and the Environment

  1. Exploring the Underbelly of Chile’s Salmon Farming Industry

    Members of the Kawésqar people and McCluskey Fellow in Conservation Alex Muñoz recently discussed their efforts to protect a marine reserve in Chile's Patagonia from the devastating impacts of the salmon farming industry at a special screening of a National Geographic documentary.
  2. YSE Launches Database Highlighting Environmental Professionals of Color

    The “People of Color Environmental Professionals: Profiles of Courage and Leadership” database, published by YSE's Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Sustainability Initiative (JEDSI), establishes a repository of profiles on professionals from across the U.S. who contribute to the environmental, health, climate justice, and other related fields.
  3. Find the Joy in Environmental Work; It’s There

    Advocates, practitioners, and academic experts from around the world shared stories about the joy of environmental work at the 5th annual Global Environmental Justice Conference held at the Yale School of the Environment Oct. 27-28.
  4. A Field of Study and a Moral Force

    After 25 years leading the novel initiative they co-founded, the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology’s Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim will be retiring from teaching this spring, but the field of study they created continues to grow worldwide.
  5. Where Does the Money Go in Environmental Grantmaking?

    A new study by the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Sustainability Initiative (JEDSI) at the Yale School of the Environment examined nearly $5 billion in grants awarded by 220 foundations in 35  states and found that several of the largest mainstream environmental organizations received more funding individually than all the environmental justice organizations combined.
  6. YSE Lecturer Pat Gonzales-Rogers Discusses Challenges facing Tribes in Conservation and Co-Management of Land

    How to balance shared stewardship, co-management, and tribal sovereignty to protect and sustain more than 100 million acres of Indigenous lands in the U.S.  is a fundamental question in conservation. Pat Gonzales-Rogers, a former director and current consultant for the Bears Ears Coalition, has brought his deep experience on these issues to the Yale School of the Environment this year. 
  7. Protecting the Rights of Climate Refugees, Listening to Indigenous Voices, and Ensuring a Just Transition to Clean Energy: Takeaways from the Global Environmental Justice Conference

    Highlighted by a keynote address by Georgetown Professor Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò on climate reparations, the annual Global Environmental Justice Conference explored difficult environmental justice issues including the growing scale of climate refugees, the burden food insecurity places on women, and implementing cultural preservation measures in climate action.