Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability



Policies for zoning laws or taxes can for many of us at first blush like a distant, dry, even boring, topic. But policies have very real impacts on all of us, every day. Consider your own neighborhood: the height of the buildings, the presence of green space, the accessibility and affordability of healthy food or public transportation. Or, in rural communities, consider the agriculture and irrigation employed and access to clean water. All of these everyday realities are affected by policy decisions. 

Policies therefore also connect to justice. Low-income, minority communities are more likely to be negatively impacted by ecological degradation and pollution than those with political or economic power. The Jesuit call to work for justice requires that we engage in addressing the policies, then, that make a more just society more or less possible. 

Work we support

Tanya Hayes teaches environmental policy and has an international focus in her research. Tom Antkowiak's interests include international human rights and indigenous rights. Catherine O'Neill focuses on issues of justice in environmental law and policy. 


Upcoming Events

OCTOBER 29, 2016:

Nicamigos Halloween Costume Party - CANCELLED

NOVEMBER 1, 2016

CEJS Fall Brown Bag Lunch - Faculty Fellows Research Presentation  

DECEMBER 1, 2016 

Fair Trade Fair - Support fair gift giving! Open to SU affiliates and the community

CEJS Highlights

Call for Fellowship Applications 

CEJS is proud to support the scholarship of faculty and students engaged in EJS endeavors every year. Fellowships focus on sustainability in all fields and all SU students and faculty are eligible to apply. Learn more about fellowships

The applications for 2017-2018 fellowships are now available here

Applications are due by January 9th, 2017.