On Friday, March 14, CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER) was honored with the Environmental Justice Award by the Professional Staff Congress, a union that represents more than 25,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York (CUNY) and the CUNY Research Foundation.
Pictured in the photo are: Amosh Neupane, Makayla Comas, Global Kids human rights activists, focusing on environmental justice with Professor Rebecca Bratspies, founding director of CUER. On March 20, the award recipients will participate in a Public Square event on Environmental Justice.
CUER is dedicated to developing new avenues of participation and new opportunities for citizen empowerment in environmental decision making. The center facilitates important social conversations about the acceptability of environmental risks and the need for equitable distribution.