Purpose: Provide a grounding in person experience for the course’s theoretical concepts and case studies.
Skill: Use mapping as a way to visualize environmental justice in your community
1. Drawing on Brandon Louie’s presentation about EJ mapping and your own experiences, please address at least 3 of the following questions.
2. Create at least 1 map, using the CalEPA’s CalEnviroscreen, the Center for Regional Change’s Regional Opportunity Index, or the US EPA’s EJ Screen to illustrate the theme of environmental justice where you grew up.
Note: If you did not grow up in California, you can use where you live now (in/around Davis) as the location to produce your map. Or, you could also use other mapping platform for sites outside California or the Unites States such as EJ Screen: https://www.epa.gov/ejscreen (Links to an external site.) (for US locations) or EJ Atlas: https://ejatlas.org/ (Links to an external site.) (for other countries.)
3. Write a brief caption (1-2 sentences) for each map about why you chose this map and how it relates to the themes of environmental justice.