Environmental Justice Related Activites at 2017 Annual Meeting in Portland

Sessions, papers, and posters with an environmental justice theme:

SS 12 – Our Living Environment: Causes and Strategies for Alleviating Impacts of Environmental Change on Minority Communities

OOS 1 – Biodiversity and Human Diversity for Ecosystem Health and Sustainability in a World of Change

IGN 2 – Sustainable Development Goals: Can Ecologists Help Them Transform our World?

COS 48-5 – Green but not just? Rethinking environmental justice outcomes for shrinking cities https://eco.confex.com/eco/2017/webprogram/Paper68806.html

PS 24-102 – A pollutant loading and stormwater decision support tool for Puget Sound: prioritizing green infrastructure implementations to support thriving communities and thriving nature

IGN 11 – Advances in Science to Guide Forest Management in the Northwest Forest Plan Area

SS 16 – Enhancing Diversity in Ecology: Planning for Strategic Coordination Among ESA Sections

SS 20 – Integrating Ecology into Faith Community Education: How Ecologists Can Engage a New Initiative to Shape Ecological Literacy and Environmental Justice

COS 120-6 – Where is the value of nature in the city?

OOS 28-7 – Planning and designing green infrastructure: Lessons from practice

FT 15 – A Crosstown Walk on North Williams Street: Socioeconomic Gradients, Gentrification, and Environment

K 56 – Empowering Decision-Making through Scientific and Ethical Literacy at Standing Rock: An Interactive Socioscientific Primer for Educators and Students

SYMP 18-5 – From green revolution to green evolution: Transformation of modern agriculture

Environmental Justice Milestones and Accomplishments


Bullard, R.D, G.S. Johnson, D.W. King, and A. O. Torres.  Environmental Justice Milestones and Accomplishments: 1964-2014.  Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University.



Volunteer Mentors Needed for ESA Annual Meeting


ESA Mentor/Mentee Program
The Ecological Society of America will be offering mentor/mentee program at the ESA 100th Annual Meeting. We encourage all ESA sections and chapters to participate by recruiting 2 to 5 members willing to serve as mentors. The goal of this program is to help first timer attendees at the ESA’s Annual Meeting navigate the meeting, meet new people, and explore the direction their future can take in the field of ecology. This is the fourth year of the program and we hope it continues to grow.
One of two key organized events is the welcome reception, which will immediately follow the Sunday, August 9 plenary, to be held at the Hilton Baltimore, in the Key Ballroom lobby at 6:30pm. The other event is the Mentor/Mentee breakfast to be held Tuesday, August 11, from 7am to 8am, at the Baltimore Convention Center in the Camden Lobby. For only $5 participants will enjoy a cup of coffee and bagel with cream cheese.
The annual meeting can be a daunting event, with so many sessions, a lot of people, and the potential for stress for those navigating it for the first time. However, with a little guidance from veteran annual meeting attendees, even the uninitiated can find ways to benefit from all the meeting has to offer. So if you believe you would benefit from participating as a mentee, attend the welcome reception, join the roundtable discussion representing you discipline, and start networking. To volunteer to serve as a mentor, please contact our staff point person, Isabelle, at Isabelle@esa.org. This will be a rewarding experience for everyone!