Environmental Justice Conference 2022

Climate Change and Health: People, Principles, Priorities and Policy Making
When Oct 01, 2022
from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where Zoom
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Contact Phone (502) 645-3588
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The West Jefferson County Community Task Force, NAACP, and UofL's Envirome Institute are proud to present our 6th annual Environmental Justice Conference. The conference will feature presentations on Health, Climate change, EPA and state new environmental policies, alternative energy, what we can do to improve the environment, odors, biomarker studies, Park Hill neighborhood activities, and more. Register here.
For more info: Follow @WJCCTF on Facebook or email wjcctf.lou@gmail.com


10:00 a.m. - 10: 05 a.m. Opening

10:05 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. Tom Fitzgerald, JD, Former Executive Director, Kentucky Resource Council  
Is there an Environmental Justice policy? How does it work in our legal system?

10:25 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Brian Holtzclaw and Sheryl Good, EPA
Development on Policy - Funding Technology Assistance for Vulnerable Communities

10:45 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. Larry Taylor, Executive Advisor, Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet
Tools for Environmental Justice – Background, Uses, and Challenges for State and Local Governments

11:05 a.m. -  11: 25 a.m. Justin Mog, PhD, Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives, University of Louisville
Greener Habits for a Greener Louisville

11:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Sarah Lynn Cunningham, Director, Louisville Climate Action Network
LCAN’s Urban Energy Partnership
11:45 p.m. - 12:05 p.m. Dr. Kelley McCants, MD, Cardiovascular Disease, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology; Director, Norton’s West End Hospital
Visions for Norton’s West End Hospital initiatives

12:05 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. Break

12:15 p.m. - 12:25 p.m. Swannie Jett, DrPH, MSc, New CEO - Park DuValle Health Center
Sharing the vision and challenges for the center

12:25 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Ted Smith, PhD, Research associate professor, Division of Environmental Medicine; Director, Center for Healthy Air Water and Soil, Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, University of Louisville
Flushing Health Insights Down the Drain  

12:45 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. Natasha DeJarnett, PhD MPH, University of Louisville
Climate Change and Environmental Justice

1:05 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. James Tidwell, PhD, Chair, School of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, Kentucky State University
How Climate Change affects our food supply

1:25 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Rachael Hamilton, Director, Louisville Air Pollution Control District
Michelle King, Executive Administrator, Director of Program Planning
Odor regulation and how it applies

1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. Daymond Talley, Operations Manger, Treatment Facility
Brian Bingham, Chief Operations Officer, Metropolitan Sewer District
Odor and Infrastructure mitigation

2:05 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. Jim Beckett, Managing Partner and Co-founder, The Reland Group
Shaping Neighborhoods - beginning with the end in mind (Highlighting the Park Hill Neighborhood)

2:25 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Arnita Gadson, MA, Exec Director, West Jefferson County Community Task Force; Environmental Climate Justice Chair, NAACP Ky and Louisville chapters; Scholar-in-Residence, Envirome Institute, University of Louisville; Pres and CEO, A. Gadson Community Project Mgt, Corp   
Principles of Environmental Justice

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Close out

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