By Cristina Moraga, Project and Intern Coordinator, and Barbara Eiswerth, Executive Director, Iskashitaa Refugee Network
University of Arizona’s (UA) Udall Center for the Studies in Public Policy, Watershed Management Group (WMG), and Sonoran Institute proposed a two-year seed grant in January 2017 to increase resilience to climate change and build capacity and social capital. Central to long-term and sustainable success of such a project was moving from after-the-fact involvement of communities to a central role for community organizations in decision-making processes and guidance during planning, building, and maintaining greenspace.
The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice (Haury Program) is pleased to announce its Spring 2019 awards. Reviewers selected two community-based seed projects by strong University of Arizona (UA)-community teams focused on finding adaptations and solutions to health impacts that are increasing as the climate warms. Reviewers also selected two faculty fellows to expand their work in social justice and environment embedded in community.