The Environmental Justice Advocates’ mission is to advocate for and support, through direct action and the law, communities’ efforts toward environmental justice.
Environmental Justice Advocates (EJA) is a Lewis & Clark Law School student group that pursues environmental justice through direct action and scholarship.
Environmental justice is the idea that the income, race, or ethnicity of communities should not correlate to their quality of living environment, nor should members of these communities be asked to sacrifice their jobs or homes to gain a safe living environment. Pursuit of environmental justice must be rooted in the communities where the problems (and solutions) are; knowledge is an effective tool for change.
Environmental Justice Advocates (EJA) is always looking for new projects that address community needs and promote environmental justice. If you have a project idea, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Youth Pass Campaign
- Landlord/Tenant - Renters’ Hotline and Know Your Rights
- Employment Law issues
- Transit equity
- Air quality and toxics issues
- Food justice and security
- Mountaintop removal mining
The last EJA Conference was held during the 2008-2009 Academic year.
In 2008-2009, EJA decided to focus its efforts on student projects and environmental justice speakers and events. EJA intends to continue to host an Environmental Justice Conference in subsequent years.
The EJA Conference advanced EJA’s mission through both prongs by bringing together those who experience environmental injustices, community activists, advocates, government workers, students, faculty, and other interested persons to discuss local, national, and international environmental justice issues and build support for local environmental justice-related efforts.