Environmental and Racial Justice Network

What is ERJN?

ERJN brings together faculty and students from schools across NYU to discuss the intersection of social, environmental, and racial justice.

ERJN (formerly the Environmental and Racial Justice Incubator) was launched in 2020 and brought together a robust interdisciplinary group of faculty and researchers actively engaged in highlighting the connections between environmental and racial justice within their work. Convened by the Office of Global Inclusion and the Office of Sustainability, this initiative aims to address the connection between racial and environmental justice by creating a space to explore:

  • Completed projects, initiatives, and works-in-progress at the intersections of environmental and racial justice
  • Current and future opportunities to advance research and scholarship on environmental and racial justice, including funding resources, calls for proposals, calls for papers, conferences, etc.
  • Ongoing awareness and opportunities to share research regarding the connections between COVID-19 and the disproportionate impact on vulnerable and marginalized communities

To further discuss overlapping research and coursework, NYU community members can apply to join the NYU Environmental Justice Google group.

Stay up to date by signing up to receive emails from the Office of Sustainability and the Office of Global Inclusion, which includes the Center for Multicultural Education Programs (CMEP) and the LGBTQ+ Center.

Upcoming Meetings and Events:

November General Meeting
Wednesday, November 8th, 2:30pm-3:45pm via Zoom
We invite faculty, researchers, and students to join us at an upcoming meeting to explore initiatives, research, opportunities for collaboration, and various topics at the intersection of environmental and racial justice.

Featuring Stela Xhiku, NYU School of Professional Studies, and Melina Acevedo, D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments and Latinx in Sustainability.

ERJN Seed Funding

Get the support you need to advance environmental and racial justice in your commmunity, at NYU or beyond.

The Environmental and Racial Justice Network (ERJN) provides seed funding for projects that address issues at the intersection of environmental and racial justice. Funding of up to $2,000 is available for qualifying projects led by undergraduate or graduate students.