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July 25, 2013
9:30 am to 12:30 pm


Friends of the Earth
1100 15th St NW
Washington, DC, USA

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Sustainable Energy and Economy Network » Event / Press Briefing

Communities on the Frontlines of Environmental Justice, Zero Waste & Climate Resilience

A briefing for DC allies on the struggles and their successes waged against these polluting industries.

smoke stacksWorking poor communities and communities of color are on the frontlines of waste incineration, landfills and other climate polluting and toxic industries across the United States. The battles communities have waged with these polluting industries have succeeded in stopping any new incinerators from being built in over 15 years. A number of these communities have also been creating pathways of resilience and local economic growth through zero waste strategies, even while policies and regulations continue to hamper such efforts (for example, the EPA recently deregulated trash burning to allow tons of plastics and other toxic waste to be burned in coal plants and cement kilns).

Please join us for a briefing that will include community organizers and allied groups involved in these struggles, followed by a strategy discussion about reversing this dangerous deregulation of trash.

We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP to Monica Wilson, monica@no-burn.org, 510 682 7663

Co-sponsored by Ironbound Community Corporation, Zero Waste Detroit Coalition, Energy Justice Network, Institute for Local Self Reliance, Institute for Policy Studies, Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club EJ Program, Labor Network for Sustainability, Earthjustice, NAACP Climate & Climate Justice Program, and GAIA.