Environmental Justice in the Context of Sustainability
Environmental Justice is a topic that incorporates dynamic and complex scientific issues with equally complex issues of power, history, race, class, and more. As such it requires perspective and information from multiple disciplines to be understood and addressed. Environmental Justice and sustainability are intertwined in important ways that offer educational openings for students. Both have inherent geoscience elements that can introduce students to a scientific understanding of the Earth and grand societal challenges.
Engaging and complex, there are many pedagogic strategies that can be used to incorporate Environmental Justice into your curriculum. These include community partnerships through service learning, utilizing socioscientific issues, and using a systems approach to address the complex physical and social systems involved.