Honors Event: No plastic, no problem: The crucial role of environmental justice in a “plastic-free” future (virtual)


April 26, 2022    
12:45 pm-1:45 pm

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No plastic, no problem: The crucial role of environmental justice in a “plastic-free” future

Join us the Honors College as we welcome Timnit Kefela (she/they), a current PhD candidate at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara, and 2-time Rutgers-Camden graduate (CCAS ’14 (BS in Biology) & GSC ’16 (MS Biology)) for an engaged discussion that begins with a presentation about the history of pollution justice and the crucial role it played in setting inclusive environmental policies, followed by the emphasis and need of environmental justice when addressing the global plastic pollution crisis.

In her PhD program, Timnit  studies the sources, pathways, and fates of microplastics in urban soils and coastal sediments. She firmly believes in inclusive environmental solutions and advocates for incorporating environmental justice in the education and design of them and actively works on projects with organizations, such as co-organizing Black in Environment week, that share a similar mission both nationally and internationally. Timnit was recently awarded the Switzer Fellowship recognizing her dedication to environmental leadership. 

Please register for this event by visiting: https://rutgers.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qduGtpjkiHdXkH9M1VQocecl-uQBS-CTn