The EPA defines environmental justice as 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. The environmental justice movement serves to bridge the gap of environmental disparities in low income communities.
Facilities that operate in these communities face a variety of challenges in developing community-based conservation programs, including lack of resources or interest. This webinar will address those challenges and more, offering strategies on how to engage and empower community members to define what the greening of their community looks like, and to encourage young people to investigate careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
- The origins, present and future of the environmental justice movement
- How to develop and expand conservation projects in low income areas
- Success stories of environmental justice projects by WHC corporate members
- Tasha J. LoPorto, NEPA Program Specialist, United States Department of Agriculture/Forest Service, Ecosystem Management Coordinator