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Environmental Equity & Justice Partnership Announces Fellowships

Environmental Equity & Justice PartnershipEnvironmental Equity and Justice Partnership (EEJP) is an independent grant-making program of the Just Environment Charitable Trust and supported by the Ford Foundation. The initiative is dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the area of environmental justice by catalysing grassroots initiatives; triggering new imagination; bringing in new perspectives; encouraging crossover linkages; promoting community participation, and providing greater opportunities to connect to the environmental thinking.

The goal of EEJP is ‘to secure environmental justice especially for the poor and the marginalized that are often expected to bear more than their share of environmental burdens’. EEJP is currently inviting applications under two categories:

  1. Environmental Small Grants (for grassroots organisations): The Environmental Small Grants allows EEJP program to assist worthy grassroots organizations engaged in environmental work through support of small projects that are of special importance to those applicants and their communities. The focus is on supporting organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change.
  2. Environmental Fellowships (for young individuals): The Environmental Fellowship component of EEJP allows it to assist young committed individuals with a leadership potential to engage with the cross cutting issues of Toxicity, Waste and Pollution within the context of environmental justice. The broad aim is to encourage new thinking and perspective that in turn challenge the status quo and help re-imagine solutions.

The focus under the current phase of EEJP (2009-2012) is on the cross cutting issues of Toxicity, Waste and Pollution.Deadline for receiving the applications is 30th Jan 2010 28th Feb, 2010. For more information, visit http://eejp.org

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Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

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