The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Sustainability Initiative (JEDSI) at the Yale School of Environment seeks to foster the development of an environmental field that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. To support this goal, we conduct research, gather data, and author publications on environmental history, environmental justice, institutional diversity, and food insecurity. We are active participants in efforts to identify, train, and help talented and diverse young leaders embark on careers in the environmental sector. We administer an undergraduate and a graduate diversity pathway internship program, and organize the annual New Horizons in Conservation Conference.
JEDSI recently hosted the New Horizons Conferecnce virtually, for almost 900 people. We are welcoming the 2021 cohorts of scholars to the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program and the Environmental Fellows Program.