Free Webinar – Environmental Justice: A New Model for Planning in Underserved Communities

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST 
Certification Maintenance (CM) – 1.5 CM Pending

Register Now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1023190489786336001

When EPA created the Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ), new tools were developed for the purpose of engaging and working with communities, including segments of the public that are underserved. Community planners and other allied professionals may be less familiar with the tools developed over time by OEJ to strengthen public involvement; encourage community action for a renewed environment; or advance collaborative problem solving. 
For this webinar, expert speakers will explain how environmental justice is a forward-thinking, sustainable approach. Participants will learn how citizens and professionals are making a visible difference in communities across the country through environmental justice. Presenters will show why a discussion about environmental justice is important given the renewed focus on social equity and planning among professionals. The webinar will reveal environmental justice is a planning issue, and there is a suite of promising practices which target the nexus between environmental justice and community planning. 
Learn about:

·    Tools, practices, and funding programs that will improve the proficiency of planners when working with underserved communities.

·    Techniques for encouraging environmental justice that can be integrated into place-based efforts.

·    Key strategies and best practices for addressing issues which target the social pillar of sustainability.

Join the Planning and the Black Community Division of the American Planning Association; the Planning Webcast Series Consortium; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Justice for a conversation on environmental justice. Confirmed speakers for this webinar include Charles LeeMarva King, PhD; and Carlton Eley of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as well as Mildred McClain, Ed.D. of The Harambee House, Inc./Citizens for Environmental Justice. The conversation will be moderated by Carlton Eley, U.S. EPA Office of Environmental Justice. 
Register Now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1023190489786336001. If you are not a member of a Division or Chapter of the American Planning Association, please type “EPA” in the required registration field titled “Division or Chapter in which you belong.
For more information about the webinar’s content, please contact Carlton Eley at eley.carlton@epa.gov. For registration questions or technical issues, please contact Benjamin Frost at bfrost@nhhfa.org. Past and upcoming webcasts scheduled are available at http://www.utah-apa.org/webcasts.
This webinar is part of a series leading up to the 6th Annual Equitable Development Workshop at the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference – http://www.newpartners.org/program/equitable-development.

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