Environmental Justice

This Environmental Justice grant funds the Environmental Justice Institute, which is a community-sustainable resource center for rural and economically challenged minorities and low-income populations around the DOE Savannah River Site in Aiken, as well as other communities in South Carolina. The Institute’s primary focus is promoting environmental, sustainable, and healthy communities by enabling community members to address the burden of environmental justice issues through strategic partnerships and programs.  Division majors are provided with opportunities to conduct undergraduate environmental science research and participate in community activities that are hosted by the Environmental Justice Institute.