GoUSF Environmental Justice Month

Take Action in April


"Illustrating Regeneration" created by Professor Rachel Beth Egenhoefer,
Department of Art + Architecture


To honor Earth Month, our GoUSF Environmental Justice Committee has partnered with various USF departments and local organizations to provide programming that encourages action and participation in initiatives that focus on the urgent need for environmental justice, sustainable development, and climate solutions.

Our goal is to provide dedicated time and space for participants to learn about environmental justice issues and build more effective practices. Participants are encouraged to explore topics that interest them or challenge themselves to learn something new. This is your journey.

Every week, we will host featured speakers and events to help us learn more about environmental justice issues in our own community. We hope these opportunities will offer a solid foundation for you to begin viewing ecological issues through an environmental justice lens and inspire you to keep exploring the intersections in your future environmental advocacy.

"Because all creatures are connected, each must be cherished with love and respect, for all of us as living creatures are dependent on one another." (Laudato Si, Paragraph 42)

The Environmental Justice committee includes: Suzy Kisylia (Human Resources), Jenny Lee (HPS), Andrea Crawford (School of Law), Donna Creasman (School of Law), Claire Sharifi (Gleeson Library), Debbie Benrubi (Gleeson Library), Richard Hsu (Office of Sustainability).

Speakers and Events

Speaker/event  Description Presented by Date Time Location Registration
California EnviroVoters: Building the Political Power to Solve the Climate Crisis Mary Creasman Wed, April 3 11am - 12pm Zoom

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US EPA Career and EJ Workshop USF Alumni Mon, April 8 6:30-7:30pm Zoom Done
The Truth About Toilet to Tap: Recycling Drinking Water for a Sustainable Future
Manisha Kothari Thurs, April 11 12-1pm

Zoom and UC 402/3


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Add'l Recording

Laudato Si Prayer and Reflection through Nature Walk

Fr. Donal and Valery

Tues, April 16 11:45am - 12:45pm Meet in front of the Loyola House Done
Mending Workshop with SCRAP SCRAP Tues, April 16 11:45am - 12:35pm Lo Shiavo 103 N/A
Rock Your Recyclables - Jewelry Making Workshop Office of Sus Wed, April 17 11am - 12pm McLaren 250 N/A
Current State of DEI in Urban Water Systems Nick Roby Fri,   April 19 12-1pm Zoom or Berman Room

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Voices for Environmental Justice
Heather Hoag Mon, April 22 5-6:30 pm McLaren 252 N/A
USF's Earth Day Office of Sus Tues, April 23 11am - 1 pm Gleeson Plaza N/A
Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Extraction and Seed Library Richard Hsu and Joe Murphy Wed, April 24 12 - 1pm Gleeson Lib, Atrium Done
Wind and Watts, Wings and Water: California Offshore wind MSEM Wed, April 24 6-8pm Zoom or Maraschi Room-Fromm Done
USF Spring Thrift Popup & Little Library Office of Sus Thurs, April 25 10am - 3pm Privett Plaz N/A
"Everything is Interconnected!" Exploring Animal, Environmental, and Climate Justice Prof. Matthew Liebman Thurs, April 25 12:30-1:30pm Zoom

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Neighborhood Cleanup Office of Sus Fri, April 26 10am - 12pm Privett Plaza N/A

Save our Soil Stand up for Soil Health

Uma Palaniappan, Conscious Planet Mon, April 29 11am-12pm Zoom

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Intro to Biking in SF SF Bike Coalition Tues, April 30 11am - 1pm McLaren 251 N/A
The Urban Trail Walk Sarah Camhi Tues, April 30 11:45am - 12:45pm Meet in front of Gleeson Lib

Missed the walk: 

Guide yourself on the Urban Trail

Ways to Support Environmental Justice Everyday

Land Recognition Statement

Inspired by the work of Rhonda  V. Magee USF School of Law