Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dillard University, EPA & NIEHS Sponsor EJ Conference

2010 Conference on Environmental Justice, Air, and Green Jobs: Evolution and Innovation

Who: Communities, tribes, advocates, city/county/state governments, colleges/universities, faith-based organizations, businesses and other stakeholders interested in learning about opportunities to move toward environmental justice in their communities.

Where: New Orleans, LA

Date: January 25-27, 2010

More info: For more information


Lena (Vickey) Epps-Price
Workshop Coordinator

Poster session: The Planning Committee invites abstracts for poster presentations during this conference. A call for abstracts will be posted on the website soon.


This Conference provides an opportunity for participants to learn about the following:

Goods Movement - New initiatives to reduce the impacts of transporting goods or produce.

Sustainability/Green Jobs -sustainability in the context of jobs aimed at preserving ecosystems and reducing consumption.

Ambient Air/Climate Change - impacts ofambient air pollutants and greenhouse gases on disproportionatelyaffected communities.

Hazardous Waste Cleanup/ Job Training - impacts and challenges of hazardous materials, waste exposure and cleanup activities.

Sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) and co-sponsored by Dillard University and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Worker Education and Training Program

While making your plans to attend the Environmental Justice Conference, you may want to consider staying in New Orleans for the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) meeting, which will also be held at the same location.

The NEJAC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 27 through Friday, January 29, 2010.

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