Environmental Justice

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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

salmon

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

Sackett property

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

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

Clean Water Under Threat at Supreme Court

On October 3, 2022, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could remove longstanding protections for roughly half the nation’s streams and wetlands. Sackett v. EPA — an already … Read more

several tall white wind mills stand against a desert mountain landscape.

Alternative Energy Can’t Move Forward Without These Critical Minerals

The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report stated that the world is set to reach the 1.5 degrees Celsius increase in the next two decades. Therefore, we must … Read more

August 31 field trip to Coney Island Creek

Teachers Explore Climate Resilience Education at RiSC Summer Professional Learning Institute

Resilience has become a buzzword, but what does the term really mean, especially in relation to the climate crisis, and how can it be discussed in the classroom? This was … Read more

American flag

The Environmental Justice for All Act: To the Republic for Which it Stands

The Pledge of Allegiance asks that citizens pay tribute to the American flag, a symbol of “the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for … Read more

Floodplain Restoration

Funding Nature-Based Solutions through FEMA’s BRIC Program

On August 1, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that 53 projects were selected as a part of the second annual Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) national competition. … Read more