EJ Autobiography

Purpose: Provide a grounding in person experience for the course’s theoretical concepts and case studies.

Skill: Use mapping as a way to visualize environmental justice in your community

Task:

1. Drawing on Brandon Louie’s presentation about EJ mapping and your own experiences, please address at least 3 of the following questions.
Describe your daily interactions with your environment (the places where you lived, where you went to school, played, worked).
What were the most healthy aspects of your community? What were the least healthy?
How did these conditions vary across different sections of town? Across different populations? Compared to other nearby towns?
Why do you think these differences existed?
What were people (what were you) doing about it?
2. Create at least 1 map, using the CalEPA’s CalEnviroscreen, the Center for Regional Change’s Regional Opportunity Index, or the US EPA’s EJ Screen to illustrate the theme of environmental justice where you grew up.

Note: If you did not grow up in California, you can use where you live now (in/around Davis) as the location to produce your map. Or, you could also use other mapping platform for sites outside California or the Unites States such as EJ Screen: https://www.epa.gov/ejscreen (Links to an external site.) (for US locations) or EJ Atlas: https://ejatlas.org/ (Links to an external site.) (for other countries.)

3. Write a brief caption (1-2 sentences) for each map about why you chose this map and how it relates to the themes of environmental justice.

EJ Autobiography

2 page of text double-spaced ​plus​ 1-2 maps

4 points

Due: October 12, 12:59pm

Purpose: Provide a grounding in person experience for the course’s theoretical concepts and case studies.

Skill: Use mapping as a way to visualize environmental justice in your community

Task:

1. Drawing on Brandon Louie’s presentation about EJ mapping and your own experiences, please address at least 3 of the following questions.

● Describe your daily interactions with your environment (the places where you lived, where you went to school, played, worked).

● What were the most healthy aspects of your community? What were the least healthy?

● How did these conditions vary across different sections of town? Across different populations? Compared to other nearby towns?

● Why do you think these differences existed? ● What were people (what were you) doing about it?

2. Create at least 1 map, using the CalEPA’s CalEnviroscreen, the Center for Regional Change’s Regional Opportunity Index, or the US EPA’s EJ Screen to illustrate the theme of environmental justice where you grew up.

Note: If you did not grow up in California, you can use where you live now (in/around Davis) as the location to produce your map. Or, you could also use other mapping platform for sites outside California or the Unites States such as EJ Screen: https://www.epa.gov/ejscreen

(Links to an external site.)

(for US locations) or EJ Atlas: ​https://ejatlas.org/

(Links to an external site.)

(for other countries.)

3. Write a brief caption (1-2 sentences) for each map about why you chose this map and how it relates to the themes of environmental justice.

https://www.epa.gov/ejscreen
https://www.epa.gov/ejscreen
https://ejatlas.org/
https://ejatlas.org/
EJ Mapping Rubric

2.0 points: complete (answer at least 3 questions, 2 pages long, plus at least 1 map and a caption) 1.0 points: Well-written (spelling, grammar, formatting) 1.0 points: Skillfully integrate use of maps into the personal narrativ

Rubric Writing Prompt #1: EJ Autobiography

Criteria Rati ngs

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Completion

Answer at least 3 of the questions with a response at least one page in length, and include at least one map with a caption

2.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Writing Skills

Well-written response with correct spelling and grammar, and neat and professional formatting

1.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Integration

Skillfully integrate use of maps into the personal narrative

1.0 pts

Total Points: 4.0

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