Burma: The University of Michigan has substantial investments
in corporations that do business with Burma. Thanks to the
efforts of the Environmental Justice Group, the Michigan Student Assembly
voted to encourage the Regents to divest from Burma. Other goals included::
1) lobbying the Regents and elected officials to implement this policy,
Professor Marina Whitman, a board member of
encourage that company to withdraw from its pipeline project in Burma.
Environmental Action Team: This team campaigned to pressure
Michigan Waste Services to apply cleaner technologies and to discontinue
non-essential medical waste incineration at the Hamtramck Incinerator
in Hamtramck, Michigan.
Youth Garden Project:
Members of the EJ Student Group established a community garden
at Perry Child Development Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan for kids
ages. Neighborhood youth learned planting, weeding, and the pleasure
of eating food they grew over the summer.
Fair Trade Coffee:
The Fair Trade movement seeks to ensure that the producers of commodities
like coffee receive a living wage for their crops and decent working conditions.