A one-day workshop to build relationships among community members and federal, state and local agencies. Our focus is to create a collaborative environment to learn about air quality, diesel emissions, health impacts and tools to assess cumulative risk in environmental justice communities.
The goal is to build expertise and capacity to establish health based air quality standards in Oregon, especially for marginalized communities most impacted by air pollution.
What Will You Learn?
Community members attending the workshop will leave with an enhanced knowledge of best practices in addressing cumulative risk and disparate impacts in EJ communities through governing laws and rulemaking processes. This will help lead to more constructive engagement on areas for action.
Inspiring Environmental Justice Speaker
Our special guest speaker is Charles Lee, Senior Policy Advisor for Environmental Justice, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mr. Lee is widely recognized as a true pioneer in the arena of environmental justice, as the principal author of the landmark report, Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States. Learn more about Mr. Lee here.
Event SponsorsThis workshop is a joint work effort of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Neighbors for Clean Air (NCA), Portland State University (PSU), Multnomah County (Mult Co), Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). The proposed attendees are local community groups; state, local, and federal agencies; tribal governments; PSU; and national experts.