Environmental Justice Evanston (EJE) was recently honored with a highly competitive grant from Northwestern University ’s Racial Equity and Community Partnership Program incubator program, according to Citizens' Greener Evanston's recent newsletter.
The grant supports EJE’s partnership with the City of Evanston to develop a Geographic Information Mapping System (GIS) that identifies areas of environmental inequity, a critical component of EJE’s work to eradicate environmental injustices in Evanston.
Across the country, per EJE, GIS systems have already helped map out redlining areas, historical lynchings, school segregation, and police violence. The program includes five training modules that will be held this fall.
EJE members are:
Janet Alexander Davis (co-chair) Jerri Garl Robyn McMurray Hurtig Maddy McNear Rick Nelson (co-chair) Tanya Noble Andy Schlickman
Honorary members: Bea Echeverria Dorothy Headd
The EJE Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month. During COVID all meetings are virtual.
If you have questions for EJE or about the system, contact them here.