Climate Justice

SDSU is committed to promoting transformational change through partnerships and leadership in climate justice, research, policy and outreach

Catalyzing Community Change

Center for Community Energy and Environmental Justice

With $10 million from the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy, SDSU is teaming up with organizations across the western United States to provide technical assistance, training, and grant-getting support to communities with environmental or energy justice concerns.

Tijuana River Estuary

Elevating Indigenous Knowledge

Collaborative of Native Nations for Climate Transformation and Stewardship

With $7.1 million from the University of California Climate Action grants, SDSU will continue its long-standing relationships with the Kumeyaay, Luiseño and other tribal nations to safeguard lands and cultures against climate change.

The Santa Margarita River flows through land that is sacred to the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians.

Local Climate Resilience Collaborations

SDSU is working across San Diego and Imperial Counties to advance policies to protect resources and incentivize sustainable business practices.

Training Diverse Climate Professionals

Supporting Workforce Development in Key Industries

As a Minority-Serving Institution, SDSU offers students unique opportunities to gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge research in sustainable agriculture and renewable energy.

Environmental Health

New binational effort will collect data on how fires from agriculture and natural disasters pollute air in Mexicali.
Scholars and community groups will map rural heat islands and co-produce knowledge on heat stress exposure affecting farmworkers in Imperial Valley.

Reducing Heat Stress and Chemical Exposures

Using silicone-based wristbands and dust samples, public health researchers will assess unsafe conditions.