Lead Mentor: Kate Jackson, Community and Population Health


Project Description:

This project team will work in partnership with the Southside community of Bethlehem to identify pressing environmental concerns, co-produce a map of environmental justice hotspots, and ultimately improve the health and well-being of the community. Students will, among other methods, conduct walking audits, address Southside resident concerns, participate in community cleanups, and conduct resident interviews. The project will also explore the impact of trash, pollution, and aesthetic violence on well-being, the causes of illegal dumping, and the community's response to environmental hazards. Knowledge of GIS/mapping software, or the willingness to learn early in the Spring semester, is necessary. Having individual transportation is strongly preferred. All majors are welcome to apply.