Howard University

Environmental Justice Conference 2007

Environmental Justice Conference 2007

Environmental Justice Conference 2007 Web site

Environmental Justice Conference Registration Form

About the Conference
Leaders from various sectors will engage in 3 days of free exchange of new ideas and new approaches to environmental justice. This interactive training session will feature voices of experience, research, discussions, and thought-provoking dialogue. The program format will feature needs and challenges of communities, governments, municipalities, communities, faith-based organizations, and others with an interest in environmental matters and environmental justice. It will highlight programs and collaborations that work, as well as initiatives that will not prove successful. Program speakers will feature representatives from Federal and state agencies, local governments, community groups, business and industry, public interest groups, academia, and other entities. This interactive forum will give conference participants the opportunity to network with a variety of interests from diverse quarters. All conference participants will realize informative and productive resources that can support their individual program goals and objectives. Conference participants will also see examples of approaches that produce positive results through innovation and collaboration. All in all, the conference will prove beneficial and informative to participants.

Conference Topics

  • Success stories in assuring justice for communities
  • Land use decision-making and land revitalization
  • Corporate/community relations
  • Environmental justice implications in the Hurricane Katrina response
  • Sustainable community planning and development/smart growth
  • Just and sustainable energy policy
  • Community participation in environmental decision making
  • Building community capacity
  • Distribution of community benefits
  • Environmental health in disadvantaged communities
  • Provision of infrastructure and resources in rural America
  • Environmental education
  • Innovations in environmental justice legislation, regulation, and litigation
  • Environmental justice considerations in emergency preparedness and homeland protection