The Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) is a research, policy, and advocacy, organization at Occidental College committed to bringing about social change and a more just, livable and green society.
UEPI engages students, faculty, and staff at its home on Oxy’s campus and connects Oxy with its community partners in Los Angeles and beyond.
We advance our mission in four ways:
Mobilize: Generating ideas and action requires people to come together often across diverse backgrounds and interests. UEPI facilitates and supports organizing, coalition building, and social movements that model and win ways to achieve economic and environmental justice, pollution prevention and health, and livable places for all.
Innovate: Through community-informed and participatory research, UEPI and its partners strive to advance programs and policies that create innovative solutions that can be tested in other communities.
Connect: Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. Our program staff actively work with students, faculty and community organizations, and we welcome new project ideas, as well as partnerships. To learn more about how you can partner with us, please visit our "Programs" and "Opportunities" pages.
Educate: Whether inside the classroom or working in the community, UEPI promotes learning and teaching based on our beliefs that a just society encompasses cultural, civil, political, social, economic, and environmental justice and that a livable society enhances the quality of life of its residents without diminishing the livelihoods of neighboring communities or regions.
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