Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Environmental Justice Website

The newly-launched Environmental Justice Community Information Website is a resource for environmental justice stakeholders, community activists, elected officials, and government personnel. This resource was created via a partnership between Tennessee State University (Nashville, Tennessee) and the U.S. Department of Energy.

This interactive website is a one-stop-shop and training portal that houses several environmental and public health-based websites, including:

1) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Justice Viewer;

2) The National Institute of Health's TOXMAP website;

3) EPA's My Environment website; and

4) The Environmental Defense Fund's Scorecard website.

The online geographic information systems (GIS) mapping tools hosted by many of the new sites offer excellent opportunities for stakeholders to visualize the scope of environmental issues impacting their lives.

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