Activism to Action Mohammed Memfis ’21 is among the new generation of Williams leaders actively engaged in the issue of climate justice. Their work often “doesn’t look like environmental activism in the traditional sense of conservation or sustainability,” says Nicolas Howe, director of Williams’ Center for Environmental Studies. It involves things like developing equitable climate adaptation policies in California, building regenerative farms serving Washington, D.C.-area food pantries, assisting with path-breaking research into how the state of Florida failed a community whose groundwater was poisoned, or, like Memfis, unpacking what role Atlanta’s highways may play in higher Covid-19 death rates among Black residents.