Latinx and the Environment Campus Resource Fair
Project Sponsor: Chicanx/Latinx Student Development
TGIF Grant: $2,000
Project Theme; Education and Behavior Change
Project Description: Latinxs and the Environment hopes to address pressing issues related to Latinxs and how they are impacted by environmental factors, including but not limited to climate change change, urban and rural pollution, participation in the green labor market, education for Latinos interested in the environment and STEM fields, and water quality and quantity. The event will highlight a cohesive and comprehensive approach to the topic of how Latinxs and Latinxs students in particular relate to the environment via research, working groups and outreach. Thus, the main approach to start this awareness is by having a Latinxs and the Environment Resource Fair to provide a platform for students, student organizations and organizations outside of campus to build connections with each other regarding the collective issues faced by Latinxs. Students will learn how to be involved in research, advocacy work, and environmental careers related to Latinxs.
- Provide a space for networking
- Create partnerships across campus relating to the latinxs and the environment
- Provide a space for students to speak about how the environment relates to them