Beyond Toxics and NAACP Eugene/Springfield were proud to host a virtual Environmental Justice Pathways (EJP) Summit on April 9th-10th featuring Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali and Sheila Watt-Cloutier.  The summit featured renowned national and state speakers and created space for interactive discussions, workshops and organizational meetings with the goal of supporting a collaborative network and crafting policy guidelines dedicated to Environmental Justice in the state of Oregon.

Beyond Toxics and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Eugene/Springfield are two social and environmental justice organizations located in Eugene, OR. One of the main goals of our organizations was to achieve environmental and climate justice for historically disadvantaged and underserved communities.

Environmental and climate injustices have disproportionately impacted those who contribute the least to the problem. We knew that the costs of and benefits in mitigating the impacts of climate change are not equally distributed. In order to make sure we uplifted and prioritized the voices of those most impacted by environmental and climate injustices, we needed to pave the way towards sustainable and equitable solutions. Thus, we launched the Environmental Justice Pathways effort.

If you missed the summit, check out the recorded sessions here

*Links provided open to the video recording*

Environmental Justice Pathways Summit Kickoff, Day 1

Fabio Andrade – 6:39 Belonging at the City of Eugene: Overview of historic content provided to all City of Eugene staff

Lisa Arkin – 28:01 The History of Environmental Justice in West Eugene

Eric Richardson – 47:25 NAACP Eugene/Springfield, Executive Director

Q&A 58:56

Environmental Justice Pathways Summit Opening Session, Day 2

Haley Case-Scott – 8:40 EJP Webinar Series Overview

Lisa Arkin – 13:04 Environmental Justice Stories Playlist

Climate Fires – Climate Justice Film – 17:58

Environmental Justice Pathways Summit Panel, Day 2

Joel Iboa – 3:18 About Oregon Just Transition Alliance

Cheyenne Holliday  And Alai Reyes-Santos – 15:44 Oregon Water Futures: Project Update

Miles Palacios – 27:20 Legislation Update

Environmental Justice Pathways Summit Keynote- Mustafa Santiago Ali


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