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ENV 312: Sustainable Solutions


Environmental Science and Policy


Camille Washington-Ottombre


In alignment with Smith College's commitment to campus sustainability and to advance equity and inclusion, this report explores ways in which the college can actively adopt and promote climate justice. Overseen by students in the Environmental Science and Policy Major capstone course, this body of work is a participatory community-based action research project with three stakeholders: students, faculty, and community members. This paper details community stakeholders’ visions for climate justice in Western Massachusetts. A workshop was held on November 2nd, during which sixteen community members were invited to participate in visioning exercises as part of our data collection for our project. The discussions fostered during the workshop were analyzed using inductive and deductive qualitative coding methods. The results from our analysis yielded a list of recommendations to include in a future climate justice plan for Smith College. This document concludes with these recommendations.


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