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Next Up on 13: Environmental Justice in the Caribbean

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On the latest episode of 13, April Baptiste, associate dean of the faculty for global and local initiatives and professor of environmental studies and Africana and Latin American, studies talks about her research and focus on environmental justice in the Caribbean.

Baptiste’s research looks at the intersection of environmental psychological variables and environmental justice issues within the Caribbean region. Her projects have examined the relationship between environmental attitudes and concerns toward oil and gas drilling in Trinidad, the relationship between environmental justice and the siting of aluminum smelters within the same context and knowledge, and perceptions and behaviors related to climate change in the Caribbean. Locally, Baptiste’s research in the United States is focused on food access for low-income residents of central New York.

Baptiste is the co-author of Revitalizing Urban Waterways: Streams of Environmental Justice and more than 30 journal articles and book chapters. Baptiste earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad, and her PhD from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She also holds a certificate in Latin American Studies from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

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