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Environmental Justice

EJ IWG Webinars

The EJ IWG hosts the Access & Awareness Webinar Series to provide public access to the working group and to increase community awareness of federal agency environmental justice strategies and holistic community-based solutions to address environmental justice issues. This series helps the public gain a deeper understanding of how federal agencies are collaborating and what resources are available to anyone interested in improving the health, quality-of-life, and economic opportunities in overburdened communities.

Past webinars

Civil Rights in Federally Assisted Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Date: 6/27/2018
This webinar focuses on civil rights compliance in the preparedness and recovery phase of emergencies and disasters. Addressing the needs of the whole community requires planning for the needs of all populations (e.g. limited English proficient individuals, individuals with disabilities, public transit dependent, etc.) in every phase of emergency management.

A Seat at the Table: Environmental Justice and a New Generation of Leaders

Date: 10/5/2017
Hear insights from three emerging leaders actively working to engage young people in sustainability projects that are helping to build stronger communities and provide resources to those most in need. Through this webinar, the EJ IWG is working to increase awareness about youth-driven projects across the country and provide the space to hear from young adults on how our organizations and agencies can more effectively engage young people.

Community Collaboration to Address Community Based Environmental Justice Problems in Portland, Oregon

Date: 05/31/2017
This webinar focuses on the community-based collaborations and partnerships formed to identify opportunities, barriers, and resources, as well as implementable projects, to serve local communities in Portland, Oregon.

Women's History Month: Women's Role in the Fight for Environmental Justice

Date: 03/22/2017
This webinar highlights pioneering women who helped establish environmental justice within the EPA and provides a framework for understanding some of that challenges that women face in the context of environmental justice.

Whole Community Disaster Planning: Inclusive Approaches to Recovery and Preparedness

Date: 02/09/2017
This webinar highlights efforts that support and strengthen community leaders, networks, and assets that can be leveraged to improve resiliency, public health, and community access to information and resources.

Discrimination Protections and Promising Practices in Federally Assisted Emergency Management

Date: 01/12/2017
This webinar discusses new guidelines and resources to protect against discrimination and promote the inclusion of all vulnerable communities in federally assisted emergency management and related activities.

Brownfields to Healthfields: Championing the Triple Bottom Line (Health, Environment and Economy) for Community Infrastructure

Date: 12/8/2016
This webinar will share an inventive strategy that advances health, economic and environmental vitality in overburdened and underserved populations, with a special focus on rural communities.

Federal Agencies Convening for Environmental Justice: Connecting Communities to Green Space, Healthcare and Jobs

The first webinar of the series, “Federal Agencies Convening for Environmental Justice: Connecting Communities to Green Space, Healthcare and Jobs” provided an introduction to the Environmental Justice Interagency Working Group and highlighted three innovative federal projects that integrate EJ principles and target underserved, overburdened communities. Presentations from the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor and the Department of the Interior, National Parks Service.

Working Together: Lessons Learned from Collaboration for Community Revitalization

This webinar focuses on sharing strategies to address the challenges of interagency collaboration for brownfields redevelopment. Viewers will gain a better understanding of collaboration mechanisms that bring together various stakeholders including community-based organizations, federal, state, and local agencies.

Increasing Awareness of Federal Grants and Resource Opportunities

This webinar provides an overview of the registration process, how environmental justice stakeholders can search for funding opportunities and how to apply for those opportunities using The webinar also highlights grant opportunities for communities available from the Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency.

From Home to School and Back Again: Creating Safe and Healthy Environments for Children

For Children’s Health Month, the EJ IWG’s Access and Awareness Webinar series is working to raise awareness of technical assistance and federal resources that support children’s environmental health in vulnerable communities. This webinar will highlight national and regional initiatives to protect children including the President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children from HHS, EPA initiatives to address childhood lead exposure in the Great Lakes Region and the Safe Routes to Schools Program from the DOT.

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