Forgotten Communities: Environmental Justice and Building a Green Society
Workshop Session I: Tuesday, February 8, 10:30
a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Concentration: Emerging Green Sectors: Recycling, Chemicals, Water, Agriculture and Other Growing Industries
The Good Jobs, Green Jobs movement is underappreciated as a positive method for addressing the ongoing legacy of environmental injustice in communities of color across the nation. The remediation of contaminated sites in these communities has always been a green issue, yet it has rarely been a priority. This session demonstrate how green principles are being incorporated into the recovery of impacted communities in New Orleans, Louisiana; Anniston, Alabama; and Chicago, Illinois. Presenters will provide an overview of the environmental justice issues and how successful green jobs projects can become a path forward.
Sharon Beard, Industrial Hygienist, Worker Education and Training Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Lula Odom, Instructor, International Chemical Workers Union Center for Worker Health and Safety Education
Tipawan Reed, President, OAI, Inc.
Dr. Ebony Turner, Program Manager for Education and Training, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Dillard University
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- From CWA: We Need Good Jobs, Green Jobs
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- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood & Nancy Pelosi Address Good Jobs, Green Jobs