The State of Environmental Justice in America Conference

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April 27, 2011 to April 29, 2011


For the past four years, the State of Environmental Justice in America Conference has brought together individuals with a wide variety of interests and featured a spirited exchange of ideas about environmental justice’s past, present, and future.

The Fifth Annual State of Environmental Justice in America Conference will continue this process through the following:

  • Identify emerging issues in environmental justice including, but not limited to climate change, green jobs, clean energy, economic development, alternative energy, pipeline development, accession planning, community benefits, tribal issues, and youth engagement in environmental justice.
  • Identify potential collaborations that can produce additional strategies and success stories.
  • Identify significant environmental justice success stories, strategies, lessons learned, and how to replicate them.
  • Maintain an additional resource in Washington, DC, for an annual environmental justice conference and other support for environmental justice efforts.

The conference brings together participants from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), other Minority Serving Institutions, other academic institutions, business and industry, community groups, faith-based organizations, Federal agencies, non-profit organizations, philanthropic organizations, limited resource farmers, and others to participate in dialogue on achieving equality of environmental protection. While the conference will continue to serve as an academic and legal conference to advance scholarship regarding environmental justice, it will also serve as a means to help historically underutilized entities increase their participation in Federal contracting opportunities. A related goal of this conference is to expose law and business students to the myriad of complicated aspects of environmental justice.

A limited number of scholarships and air travel is available. Financial assistance applications will be accepted January 15- January 31. Applications can be found at Awards will be announced on or about February 14, 2011.

For additional information, conference suggestions, sponsorship support, or to volunteer to serve on the conference planning committee, please contact John Rosenthall at or 202-508-3894.

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Washington Marriott at Metro Center

Washington, DC
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