SPARC Lab: Advancing Environmental Justice

Student Pathways. Action Research and knowledge generation. Critical Community Engagement

The SPARC Environmental Justice Lab at the University of Utah is a collaborative of engaged faculty, students, community members, and scholars who are committed to enacting principles of community-based participatory research to understand issues of social and environmental health and co-create strategies to achieve justice.

The SPARC Environmental Justice (EJ) Lab is based on the follow commitments:

Student Pathways

Action Research and knowledge generation

Critical Community Engagement

With 6 active focus areas (food, water access and quality, air quality, urban unsheltered homelessness, educational equity, and energy sovereignty) and sixteen active projects, the SPARC EJ lab is currently a collaboration of 8 community partners, 13 graduate and undergraduate students, and 7 faculty members and post-doctoral researchers. Because projects are co-constructed through community relationships, our initiatives often lead to new questions, projects, and explorations.

Learn more or get involved at

Share this resource

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Related Resources

Join our Community

Share your email to receive updates about CRC projects, funding opportunities, classes, and more!