Western students will be able to explore the idea of social justice in environmental issues next year with a new minor program created by Huxley College of the Environment.
The new environmental justice minor is slated to be offered starting winter quarter 2016, and will attempt to enlighten students as to how different social groups are affected by any environmental problem, said Tim O’Melia, a junior at Western.
“You wouldn’t necessarily think studying things like the environment is directly linked to social justice, when in actuality it inherently is,” O’Melia said.
O’Melia is one member of a four student team currently pursuing the creation of the minor. The long process of assembling a curriculum has been keeping him busy, O’Melia said. […]