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EPA To Hold Environmental Justice Conference in Atlanta, GA

Release Date: 08/13/2012
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

ATLANTA The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host the 2012 Southeast Regional Environmental Justice Conference, “Promoting Environmental Justice through Effective Education, Collaboration, and Mobilization” on August 16-17, 2012. The event will be held at the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center in Atlanta, GA.


Who: Gwen Keyes Fleming, EPA Regional Administrator
Lisa Garcia, EPA, Office of the Administrator, Senior Advisor on Environmental Justice

      Mustafa Ali, EPA, Office of Environmental Justice

What: 2012 Southeast Regional Environmental Justice Conference

When: August 16-17, 2012

Where: Atlanta Federal Center - Sam Nunn Bldg.
61 Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
2nd Floor Conference Center


Cost: FREE


The conference aims to bring together local community activists, citizens, state and federal agencies, academia, business and industry, non-profit organizations, and other stakeholders to build relationships that will benefit their communities and promote sustainable growth. The goals of this year’s conference include:
    Developing tangible solutions to address environmental, health, and social impacts affecting communities with environmental justice concerns;

    Educating the attendees on the environmental, health, and social impacts affecting communities with environmental justice concerns; and

    Providing networking opportunities for environmental justice leaders and organizations.


About Environmental Justice
Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. EPA has this goal for all communities and persons across this Nation. It will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work.

For more information on the conference: http://epa.gov/region4/ej/conference.html or follow the conversation via Twitter at #R4EJC.