Environmental justice was a key topic of interest for students in 2016. To raise awareness and inspire action among the campus community, student organizations partnered with community centers to host a series of events highlighting the diverse impacts of climate change around the world.

The Stanford Food Project partnered with the Native American Community Center and numerous other organizations to offer Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change. This event, part of the Indigenous Film and Discussion Series being held in Synergy Residence Hall, was facilitated by cultural anthropologist Dr. Alexis Bunten.

Students for a Sustainable Stanford partnered with The Markaz: Resource Center and Stanford Sanskriti to host a Chai Chat on Environmental Justice, Aviation, and Planet Earth with Barnali Ghosh, founder of the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour. During the February 17 event, Ghosh spoke of her interviews with the 60 climate activists she encountered while attempting to circumnavigate the world without setting foot on a plane in 2009.