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Webinar: Green Zones Initiatives
August 30, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm PDT
Join PSR-Los Angeles for a webinar on Green Zones, a community-based approach to address environmental injustice and cleanup heavily polluted communities.
Dozens of disadvantaged communities across the state are disproportionately burdened with high concentrations of environmental hazards, and inadvertently, high rates of poor health outcomes. Unchecked development and poor zoning practices in the interest of political and economic powers have only increased the amount of environmental stressors in these communities and reduced the collective power of the residents who live, work, and play there.
Join us on Wednesday, August 30th at 2:00 PM for a free webinar to learn more about an initiative known as "Green Zones," which uses comprehensive, community-based solutions to reduce existing pollution and environmental hazards, promote future sustainable development, and increase community participation in local decision-making.
A number of Green Zones initiatives have been successfully piloted across the state—including right here in our own backyard through the CUGU Ordinance—and they appear to be an increasingly common and effective way to address environmental injustice and clean up heavily polluted communities. This webinar will serve as a great opportunity to learn more about what Green Zones are, how they've been implemented thus far, and what this program could potentially look like in certain parts of Los Angeles.
- Tiffany Eng - Ms. Eng is CEJA's Green Zones Program Manager and has done extensive work developing and executing Green Zones programs across the state. She has a Master's in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley.
- Carolina Martinez - Ms. Martinez is the Associate Director for Policy for the Environmental Health Coalition, which she joined in 2010 as the Policy Advocate for the Toxic-Free Neighborhood Campaign's efforts in National City. She has a Master's in Urban Planning and in Latin American Studies.
Click here to register for the webinar. For more information, please e-mail Jazmine Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natural Gas Health Impacts Symposium
PSR is proud to have participated in "Natural Gas Infrastructure and Public Health," a high-powered conference in Boston that brought together university researchers, public health departments and concerned citizens. Watch Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb's overview presentation here, timestamp 11:10 - 46:05. Read more »
Fracking Compendium 5 Water Excerpt
Given the timely and important consideration of the issue by state officials in Florida, Physicians for Social Responsibility, along with Concerned Health Professionals of New York, has released excerpts from the upcoming Fifth Edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking. Released in Miami in advance of the full report, this new document contains an up-to-date analysis and compilation of the science on water contamination risks from drilling, fracking, and associated activities. Read more »
Ash in Lungs
PSR and Earthjustice's new report explores the health impacts of breathing coal ash dust. Read more »
In the Spotlight
March 3, 2018
WPSR Annual Dinner and Fundraiser
Join Washington PSR for a reception, a delicious meal, keynote address by David Korten, presentation of the 2018 Paul Beeson and Malcolm Peterson awards, and a live auction.