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About Us

We are a diverse group of ecologists committed to promoting and facilitating the involvement of all ecologists in advancing Environmental Justice (EJ) through education, research and public engagement.  Our vision of EJ is a world in which all people enjoy a healthy environment, as well as opportunities for meaningful participation in environmental stewardship actions and policy decision-making processes.

Our current officers

Collage of the section leaders.

Our Goal

Our goal is that all ESA members should understand the relationship between ecology and EJ and should work to address EJ issues.  Through publications and annual meeting events, members of the Environmental Justice Section educate ESA members in EJ principles, identify ESA members with expertise and interest relevant to EJ, and assist ecologists in identifying EJ-relevant dimensions of their field.   We also partner with community- and faith-based organizations to address pressing local and global environmental issues, and to learn how ecologists can better support community efforts toward environmental justice.

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