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Pitt-Greensburg: Growth through Knowledge & Undertanding -- Environmental Justice

Pitt-Greensburg and the Westmoreland County Diversity Coalition are again partnering to bring awareness to an important topic through their series, Growth through Knowledge & Understanding. This year, they will explore the topic of Environmental Justice.

As defined by the EPA: 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. If all people are going to be treated with dignity and respect, they need to have access to healthy and sustainable environments while recognizing that official policy and procedures have not been equitable for all populations. 

The planned dates/topics are: 

  • Wednesday, September 22: What is Environmental Justice? presented by Beth Weinberger of the Environmental Health Project
     
  • Wednesday, October 6: Accessibility/Equity in the Use of Public Spaces presented by outdoor professional Chris Perkins
     
  • CANCELLED: Wednesday, October 20: Environmental Policies and Systemic Racism
     
  • Wednesday, November 3: Use of Native Lands presented by Lee Dingus of the Echoes of the Four Directions
     
  • Wednesday, November 17: Consequences of Urban Planning and Climate Change and Its Effects on Minority Populations presented by Justin Dula of the Office of Environmental Justice

All talks are scheduled to begin at 7pm and will last for approximately 45-60 minutes. The talks will be available online. Each session will be free and open to the public. 
 

Registration is required for access to these events.

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Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

More dates through November 17, 2021

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Pitt-Greensburg: Growth through Knowledge & Undertanding -- Environmental Justice

Pitt-Greensburg and the Westmoreland County Diversity Coalition are again partnering to bring awareness to an important topic through their series, Growth through Knowledge & Understanding. This year, they will explore the topic of Environmental Justice.

As defined by the EPA: 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. If all people are going to be treated with dignity and respect, they need to have access to healthy and sustainable environments while recognizing that official policy and procedures have not been equitable for all populations. 

The planned dates/topics are: 

  • Wednesday, September 22: What is Environmental Justice? presented by Beth Weinberger of the Environmental Health Project
     
  • Wednesday, October 6: Accessibility/Equity in the Use of Public Spaces presented by outdoor professional Chris Perkins
     
  • CANCELLED: Wednesday, October 20: Environmental Policies and Systemic Racism
     
  • Wednesday, November 3: Use of Native Lands presented by Lee Dingus of the Echoes of the Four Directions
     
  • Wednesday, November 17: Consequences of Urban Planning and Climate Change and Its Effects on Minority Populations presented by Justin Dula of the Office of Environmental Justice

All talks are scheduled to begin at 7pm and will last for approximately 45-60 minutes. The talks will be available online. Each session will be free and open to the public. 
 

Registration is required for access to these events.

Dial-In Information

Please register here to receive log-in information.

Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

More dates through November 17, 2021

Virtual Event

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