To access this work you must either be on the Smith College campus OR have valid Smith login credentials.

On Campus users: To access this work if you are on campus please Select the Download button.

Off Campus users: To access this work from off campus, please select the Off-Campus button and enter your Smith username and password when prompted.

Non-Smith users: You may request this item through Interlibrary Loan at your own library.

Publication Date


Document Type


Study Type

ENV 312 Sustainable Solutions


Environmental Science and Policy


Camille Washington-Ottombre


Climate Justice, Visioning, Workshop, Landscape Master Plan


Smith College has taken initiatives to increase on-campus sustainability in the face of the climate crisis, but there is work to be done to incorporate justice into these solutions. To envision how Smith can implement climate justice within its physical campus, workshops were hosted on Cromwell Day. The primary stakeholders for this report are Smith students, who are key constituents in implementing Climate Justice on campus. The workshop included three exercises to guide students in envisioning climate justice at Smith: illustrative visioning, participatory mapping, and an exit survey. The most important themes that emerged from the illustrative visions were Nature and Resources. From the participatory mapping exercise, the most prominent themes were Green Space and Infrastructure. The most common themes in the exit survey were Green Space, Infrastructure, and Divestment. Visions under the themes of Green Space and Infrastructure had the most synergy with projects mentioned by the Landscape Master Plan, indicating the potential for a climate justice framework in this guiding institutional document. A diverse range of climate justice visions was generated in the workshop, but many visions were either sustainability-oriented or justice-oriented, rather than climate justice-oriented. We recommend actions to incorporate climate justice into the physical landscape and other parts of campus life to increase discourse on climate justice at Smith.


© 2023 The Authors