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National Environmental Justice Public Teleconference Meeting

August 19, 2020 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time
August 20, 2020 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time

Register here today! (Use the links below)

Event Details:

Who Should Attend: This meeting is open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by NEJAC.

Cost: Free

Agenda: The meeting discussion will focus on several topics including, but not limited to, action items from the February 25-27, 2020, public meeting in Jacksonville, FL, and discussion and deliberation of a charge related to the reuse and revitalization of Superfund and other contaminated sites

  • Public Meeting: August 19, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time
  • Public Comment Period: August 19, 2020, from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m, Eastern Daylight Time
  • Public Meeting: August 20, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m, Eastern Daylight Time


For more information on the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) visit https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice

To learn about the Public Comment Guidelines, visit https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/national-environmental-justice-advisory-council-guidelines-public-comment

Questions: Please contact Karen L. Martin [email protected] or by phone 202-564-0203.  

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2020 EJ Virtual Summer Workshop Series

Workshop 1 -- Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali presented "EJ Through a 2020 Lens (What COVID 19 Has Taught Us)"
Recorded workshop is available here.  Password to access:  1g$2W4Y8

Workshop 2 -- "Federal Funding and Community Resources"   Agencies participating:    U.S. Economic Development Administration, SBA, USDA (Rural Development) & U.S. EPA Region IV -- All presentations and recording are available here.

New PolicyLink Report: Healthy Food, Healthy Communities

Last Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama announced a groundbreaking public-private partnership that has the potential to significantly increase healthy food access in underserved areas, particularly in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. Additional information found at <http://www.kintera.org/TR.asp?a=rwLZKhM8KlL0JuJ&s=8dKKKRPpHfIHKNOpEmF&m=ghIXK5OKJlLVLfL&af=y>.

Today, PolicyLink released the new report, Healthy Food, Healthy Communities: Promising Strategies to Improve Access to Fresh, Healthy Food and Transform Communities, taking a closer look at the impact of this access gap and ongoing strategies to develop new grocery stores, and help existing grocers, farmers' markets, bodegas, corner stores and other local food retailers expand their healthy food choices. Additional Information found at <http://www.kintera.org/TR.asp?a=mrJQLVOzFaKJL7I&s=8dKKKRPpHfIHKNOpEmF&m=ghIXK5OKJlLVLfL&af=y>

UNNATURAL CAUSES is the acclaimed documentary series broadcast by PBS and now used by thousands of organizations around the country to tackle the root causes of our alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health.  

The four-hour series crisscrosses the nation uncovering startling new findings that suggest there is much more to our health than bad habits, health care, or unlucky genes. The social circumstances in which we are born, live, and work can actually get under our skin and disrupt our physiology as much as germs and viruses.