Green Drinks- Environmental Justice in Vermont
November 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vermont is one of eight states in the country that does not have a statewide environmental justice (EJ) policy. The REJOICE Project (Rural Environmental Justice Opportunities Informed by Community Expertise) aims to fix that by crafting an environmental justice policy for our state. Join us to learn about the project from team member Jennifer Byrne.
More on REJOICE: Environmental Justice is a term seldom used in Vermont. The demographics and rural setting of this state can hide environmental injustices in our communities, yet issues of water quality, air quality, energy affordability, transportation access, food insecurity, and associated health risks may still disproportionately affect communities of color and low-income communities in the state. The REJOICE Partnership listens directly to these communities to identify shared experiences with unseen environmental injustice issues in Vermont.
REJOICE is a joint initiative between Vermonters, Center for Whole Communities, Community Action Works, University of Vermont, and the Environmental Justice Clinic at Vermont Law School.
Green Drinks happens every month to share ideas, socialize with old friends and to meet new friends. Come, and bring a friend and help us grow the social mycelium of the Upper Valley sustainability network. The event is free and welcome to everyone. Learn more at https://www.sustainablewoodstock.org/green-drinks/