EJ Curriculum

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Taught an introduction to activism and environmental justice, climate as it relates to public health, equitable land use and the effects of urban planning, and the global effects of environmental disasters.

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Coordinated field trips and guest speakerships for increased student interaction with the environmental organizations, activists, and institutions in their vicinity.  

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Funded the first school garden to provide an accessible green space, education tool, and communal produce site. 

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The curriculum consisted of these 3 components. >>

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Our partner school with the High School for Teaching and Professions (HSTP) located in the Bronx, NY. 

Their students had already successfully been granted funding by the NYC Office of Sustainability to establish a recycling program. However, they wanted to further explore the topics of environmental justice and green justice initiatives. We worked with the students in the sustainability club, and the AP Environmental Science and Science Research classes to implement our curriculum so students can learn about the justice aspect of climate change and environmental issues, and take action. We are excited to continue working with HSTP and create more change. 

Sample results from HSTP Project:

❖ Taught an introduction to activism and environmental justice, climate as it relates to public health, 

     equitable land use and the effects of urban planning, and the global effects of environmental 

     disasters.

❖ Saw a 60% increase in tested student understanding of the principles of EJ.

❖ Saw a self-reported 30% increase in student confidence in expressing and explaining EJ.

❖ Working with 2 environmental science classes and the sustainability club

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The four modules we taught over the semester