Environmental Justice

A person is using a hose to water a flower garden.

Partnering with Communities to Advance Environmental Justice: Building Authentic Relationships Through Communication and Creativity 

This past summer, I joined the National Wildlife Federation as the Community Partnerships fellow, where I worked with the Community Habitat Team to understand how to engage in equitable outreach … Read more

A small turtle surrounded by water takes in some sun atop a clump of grass and mud.

Continuing Sackett v. EPA into 2023 and the Potential Impact on Environmental Justice

This blog is the third in a three-part series. Here are the first and second parts. Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency challenges both the authority and the integrity of the … Read more

A water fowl with feathers of black, white, gray, and brown is sitting in the water.

Clean water is a public right, but it is also…

This blog is the second in a three-part series. Here are the first and third parts. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) held opening arguments on Sackett v. … Read more

A man wades through brown floodwaters. There is a building and trees in the background.

COP27 is over, but Loss and Damage is not

The United Nations Climate Change Conference “COP27” was held from November 6th until November 20th  in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to assess progress in tackling the climate crisis. The conference concluded … Read more

Indigenous Leaders Call on Canadian and U.S. Governments to Reform Mining in British Columbia

Indigenous leaders from the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Canada flew to Washington, D.C. in early December to meet with Biden Administration officials, members of Congress, and representatives from the Canadian … Read more

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Launch of the Climate Equity Collaborative 

The impacts of climate change are complex, intersectional, and constantly evolving. Everyone is affected.  Over the past decade, we’ve gradually come to terms with life in a changing climate. Extreme … Read more

Great Western Trail (South of Big Mountain Pass)

Urban Water Providers Protect Water for Wildlife

For over a century, the Wasatch Mountainous expanse of Little Cottonwood, Big Cottonwood, Parleys, and City Creek Canyons has served as Salt Lake City’s municipal watersheds, one of the oldest … Read more

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Leading by Example Through Indigenous Cultures, Values, and Belief Systems

Celebrated on the second Monday in October, Indigenous Peoples’ Day is an important shift away from the painful reminder of the colonial oppression and violence by European colonizers and a … Read more

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Five Clear Signs Momentum Is Growing for Snake River Salmon

A breakthrough is near. We are closer than we’ve ever been to resolving the decades-long conflict between dams and salmon in the Pacific Northwest. Now it’s up to all of … Read more

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The Saga Continues: The Sacketts, the Lawsuit, and the Clean Water Act

This blog is the first in a three-part series. Here are the second and third parts. In 2004 an Idaho couple, Chantell and Mike Sackett, purchased a plot of land, … Read more