GBP Webinar Series: Environmental Justice For All

Jul 21, 2020 from 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM
The civil unrest and protest demonstrations happening across the country have ignited a vital conversation around the true meaning of words like "justice" and "equity" and who truly benefits most from the legal, economic, and social systems of this country. Alex Alvarez, Executive Director and Dwayne Norris, Chief Operating Officer, co-founders of Soulful Synergy, LLC, will lead a timely discussion about the racial inequity that exists in the sustainability movement and what we can do to ensure communities of color are better represented in the fight against climate change and environmental injustice. Rosa Méndez, Director of Environmental Justice at NYS Department of Environmental Conservation will share how the Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) works to address environmental issues and concerns that affect primarily low income and minority communities through grant opportunities, enforcement of environmental laws and regulations, consultation, guidance, and enhance public participation.
Location: Zoom Webinar