President’s Society Environment
Environmental Justice Now for our students and community.
In both urban and rural settings, poor communities are often the most impacted by polluted waterways, asthma-inducing air, toxic chemical waste, and polluted ground. Community colleges are at the very center of these communities, enrolling over 60% of all low-income students who are affected by damaging environmental issues. And, unlike wealthy communities who can afford robust advocacy efforts, these students and their families are often the least equipped to combat its damage. We’ve developed PS Environment to empower students to claim their own backyard, making it healthier and more sustainable.
Each year, we invite a diverse group of 20 students studying a range of subjects to join PS Environment. These students work alongside program faculty, city agencies, and community organizations to solve real, local environmental issues in their community while also helping them:
Listen to what PSE Ambassadors had to say about the program as they reflect on their memorable experiences.
From reclaiming polluted waterways to advocating for more bike-friendly streets, PS Environment students are working to make real, positive environmental impact in their communities. Each year, a new group of students meets once a week to contribute toward a long-term project. Together they attend skills workshops, conduct field research, and participate in community and stakeholder meetings to build real-world experience as they advance their projects, and are guided by program alumni who mentor each year’s new students.
a roadmap for action that community colleges nationwide can use to help students fight back and take control of unjust environmental forces.
To discuss sponsorship and partnership opportunities, or for general information about the President’s Society: Environment program, contact Karen Dubinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student program application
Student presentations and program outcomes
Program faculty and partners