Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

Ecosystems

 

Human population growth and climate change continue to burden ecosystems and the availability of natural resources which makes conservation critical. Perhaps more importantly, conservation helps maintain the biodiversity and health of natural ecosystems.

Work we support

Seattle University researchers Tanya Hayes and Felipe Murtinho in the Department of Environmental Studies are investigating how monetary payments affect forest conservation in community-managed forests in Ecuador. The study examines why rural communities choose to participate in payment for forest conservation programs, and how these programs affect conservation behavior, livelihoods and community governance. Read more. 

CEJS Highlights

Just Sustainability Conference


From August 7-9, CEJS welcomed 160 participants at its 2nd biennial Just Sustainability Conference at Seattle University. Just Sustainability offered an opportunity for academics and practitioners to share ideas and discuss solutions to our shared sustainability challenges.

Thank you presenters, volunteers, sponsors, and all attendees for making Just Sustainability 2016 a great success. 

Find out more about the conference and view the JS2016 photos and videos.

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