Department or Program

Environmental Studies


This portfolio encompass thesis and other writings around the topics of African-Americans, the environment, and climate change. Specifically the project focuses on African-Americans interactions and perceptions on carbon reduction practices, mainly renewable energy and household and individual practices with energy usage. Generally African-American communities are generally addressed, with emphasis on personal experience and the communities in Chicago, Illinois. What is found is a complex narrative of engagement of African-Americans with the environment and climate change in the given contexts. Other writings are reflections and sample pieces from the Environmental Studies 450 Capstone class process.

Level of Access

Restricted: Campus/Bates Community Only Access

First Advisor

Misty Beck

Date of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


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