Scholars: The conference will bring together researchers and
teachers from a variety of disciplines to examine sustainability topics such as
water, energy, food systems, climate change, biodiversity conservation, law and
policy, governance, and education through the lens of environmental justice.
Nonprofit, Government, and Community Stakeholders: The
conference will draw representatives from diverse organizations working on
sustainability and environmental justice and seeks to connect academic research
with those communities affected by environmental injustices.
Students interested in furthering sustainability at
their home campus, including student leaders, researchers, activists, peer
educators, club members, and others.
Artists: The conference seeks active participation by those
working in the arts; we invite proposals that will bring visual or
performance arts to the conference.
Staff and administrators from Jesuit universities and institutions are
particularly encouraged to attend as the conference seeks to build the network
of those affiliated with Jesuit institutions -- those who have responded to recent Jesuit calls to the work of environmental justice and sustainability. To cite just one example, the
2010 Task Force on Jesuit Mission and Ecology explicitly challenged all
Jesuit institutions to “impart…environmental literacy and to create learning
environments where students are immersed in real-world environmental issues,
learn to develop solutions, and leave the university transformed by the