CFP – Just Sustainability, Seattle University

August is a beautiful time to visit Seattle!

Seattle University’s Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability will host Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons from August 7-9, 2014.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words are due by January 27, 2014 and should be submitted online here.

Please see the call for contributions from all disciplines, including but not limited to environmental studies, theology, business, philosophy, engineering, education, law, the arts, international development, anthropology, religious studies, geography and the natural sciences. The conference is seeking a broad base of participation at the intersection of sustainability and justice, focusing on topics such as water, energy, food systems, climate change, biodiversity conservation, law and policy, and education through the lens of environmental justice, as well as papers that engage with the ethics, challenges and opportunities presented by the transition to a sustainable society.

Hosted by the Seattle University Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, “Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons” will focus on the intimate connections between environmental justice and sustainability. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to connect with researchers, businesses, and communities that are bringing EJS issues to the fore of public discourse. The conference goals are to:

– Emphasize EJS research in a wide variety of disciplines;
– Build an EJS network of Jesuit institutions;
– Inspire EJS work through the arts;
– Highlight work being done by nonprofit and government agencies;
– Foster interdisciplinary conversations, research, and teaching.

More information about the event, call for papers and registration can be found here.