The ReJUST project is funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency STAR program and is a team science collaboration is to address the priorities and preferences of our partner community, which involves developing a comprehensive study to examine the economic impacts and public health concerns associated with current energy generation locally and the opportunities for energy transitions that support decarbonization, energy access,  economic opportunity, and community wellbeing.


About ReJUST

The goal of this project is to inform regional-scale energy transitions in forest-dependent rural communities and Tribal Nations regarding pathways that maintain or enhance employment opportunities and improve air quality in the context of community priorities and the urgency of addressing climate change.

The project uses an interdisciplinary approach to analyze impacts of current energy systems and pathways for energy transitions that can enhance well-being in underserved communities through improved public health, economic opportunity, and energy justice outcomes. The research design includes an air quality study, indoor air quality assessment, and assessment of impacts and drivers for energy transition at residential, industrial and community scales.

The project began in July 2023 and runs through June 2027. Learn more about this project here