AEESP Presidents respond to social and racial strife

Dear AEESP Community,

AEESP is shocked and saddened by the continued injustice and brutality that is playing out in the public sphere. We are extremely disturbed by these violent acts and denounce all incidents of racism and violence. We as an organization remain committed in our pledge to support and encourage moral and ethical behavior, diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination in all environmental engineering and science activities (aeesp.org/about).  We stand with all our members and the larger community who have experienced stress and trauma around recent racial and social divisions.

We recognize our privileged role as professors and influencers of young minds and hearts. As hard as we work in our domain expertise, we need to work equally hard to build positive human relationships with our colleagues, our students, and the communities that we serve. We pledge to continue to promote and support inclusivity and the diversity of cultures and perspectives in our profession. We will continue to work together toward a more healthy, just and equitable society.

Sincerely,
Karl Linden, University of Colorado Boulder, AEESP President
Joel Ducoste, North Carolina State University, AEESP President-Elect
Bill Arnold, University of Minnesota, AEESP Vice President

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AEESP supports and encourages ethical behavior, diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination in all environmental engineering and science activities. Individuals should not be discriminated against based on their race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.