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Growth Through Knowledge & Understanding Series
September 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Growth Through Knowledge & Understanding Series:
As defined by the EPA: Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. If all people are going to be treated with dignity and respect, they need to have access to healthy and sustainable environments while recognizing that official policy and procedures have not been equitable for all populations.
Date Topic Speaker
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 What is Environmental Justice? Beth Weinberger from the https://www.environmentalhealthproject.org/
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Accessibility/Equity in use of Public Spaces TBA
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Environmental Policies and Systemic Racism TBA
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Use of Native Lands Lee Dingus from the Echoes of the Four Directions Organization
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Consequences of Urban Planning and Climate Change and its effects on minority populations Justin Dula from Office of Environmental Justice, Department of Environmental Project, State of PA
All talks are scheduled to begin at 7PM and will last for approximately 45-60 minutes.
The talks will be available online. Each will be free and open to the public. Register at https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4qRgld3VQwG3iNrTKdd_Ig or using the QR code below.