Monday, August 6, 2007: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
C3&4, San Jose McEnery Convention Center
SS 6 - Environmental justice, ecology, and restoration: Advancing the agenda
The Environmental Justice (EJ) Working Group of the ESA promotes the engagement of ecologists in addressing environmental injustice issues. EJ demands that there be no disproportionate impact on any one group, and that there is full inclusion in environmental decision-making. Our goal is that all ESA members should understand the relationship between ecology and EJ and should work to address EJ issues. We are promoting these through publications, annual meeting events, and ESA-member initiatives to: educate members in EJ principles, identify ESA members with expertise and interest relevant to EJ, and assist ecologists in identifying EJ-relevant dimensions of their field. We also encourage interactions with other organizations engaged in EJ issues, as well as collaborate with other professional organizations involved in major environmental projects, so we welcome a dialogue with restoration ecologists and practitioners. In this session, we will present the results of our survey of ESA members who have participated in EJ events, summarize the insights from last year’s symposium, “Linking Ecology and Environmental Justice,” and particularly explore the link between restoration ecology and EJ-issues. The sense among the 500 ESA members that have participated in EJ-related events over the past decade is that it is time to form an ESA EJ-section. Participants from ESA and SER are invited to join the dialogue and provide insights and develop the agenda for advancing research, outreach, and education through forming an EJ-section, and other initiatives in and between both societies.
Organizer:Leanne M. Jablonski, Marianist Environmental Education Center
Co-organizers:Charles H. Nilon, University of Missouri - Columbia
George A. Middendorf, Howard University
10:00 AMEnvironmental justice, ecology and restoration: Advancing the agenda
Leanne M. Jablonski, Marianist Environmental Education Center, George A. Middendorf, Howard University, Charles H. Nilon, University of Missouri - Columbia

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