Identifying Environmental Injustice in Maryland
When population vulnerability coincides with a pattern of pollution exposure, we call it environmental injustice. How do we objectively identify such cases? Without that ability, decision-makers shy away from allocating resources and investing in remedies. Thus environmental injustice is perpetuated. The National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) has developed a Maryland Environmental Justice scoring system. Dr. Sacoby Wilson, an expert on community engagement and environmental justice at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, has been ground-truthing the tool with community members in Prince Georges County.
We will hear from Rebecca Rehr of the Maryland Environmental Health Network, who is also a member of the Maryland Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities; from Dan Engelberg of NCSG; and from Dr. Wilson about how the new tool can be used to address environmental injustice in Maryland. Participants will be able to utilize the tool from their own laptops or on the Maryland Philanthropy Network screen.
This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members only. Lunch will be served.