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.
|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.