Friday, October 16, 2009

Call for Abstracts 2010 Conference on Environmental Justice

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards (OAQPS), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Education and Training Program (WETP), and Dillard University's Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) are hosting the 2010 Conference on Environmental Justice, Air and Green Jobs: Evolution and Innovation being held January 25-27, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Thye are issuing this call for abstracts for poster presentations on Environmental Justice by community residents. Abstracts will be accepted October 14, 2009 through November 13, 2009.
Please note that abstracts must be original material and ideas of the authors; abstracts may include work that has been published in journals or for use by the authors and stakeholders. They are particularly encouraging community and Tribal groups to share their experiences and best practices. In addition, abstracts should relate to the conference theme, Environmental Justice, Air & Green Jobs: Evolution and Innovation. In particular, abstracts should address the 4 conference tracks of: Goods Movement, Ambient Air/Climate Change, Hazardous Waste Cleanup Job Training, and Sustainability/Green Jobs. Further instructions on the criteria for submitting the abstracts can be found on the Call for Abstracts website.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically through the abstract submission website.

For more information about the conference, please visit the conference website.


For abstract questions, contact Dr. Myra Lewis at Dillard University's Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at 504-816-4036 or Dr. Myra Lewis

For assistance with the abstract submittal form, contact the National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training at 202-331-7733 or National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training

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