If you haven’t seen a demonstration of EPA’s Environmental Justice Screening tool, EJSCREEN, you should. It is an excellent tool for understanding your city or county in ways otherwise almost impossible, and for identifying potentially overburdened communities.
After seeing a live demonstration of the software given by EPA Region 7 EJ personnel, I am looking forward to being able to use it. After seeing what you can do with it, I think you’ll feel the same way.
Knowledge is power!
|Source: NEPA Alliance
Received from the EPA EJ Listserv:
Sign Up Now for Webinar on EJSCREEN: EPA’s New EJ Screening Tool
EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice is inviting you to RSVP
for one of two webinars to introduce the public to EJSCREEN
, EPA’s soon-to-be-released environmental justice screening and mapping tool. The tool provides powerful data and mapping capabilities to display demographic and environmental information for all areas of the United States, and includes a method for combining environmental and demographic data into ‘EJ
indexes,’ to assist in identifying areas in the country that have higher pollution burdens and
EPA is sharing EJSC
REEN with the public to
broaden its impact, build transparency, and foster collaboration on a shared commitment to protect American communities. Each of the three sneak peeks will consist of an overview and demo of the tool, followed by a question and answer session. The webinars will be held on the following dates and times:
- May 28th: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern
- June 3rd: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Please share this event with your network and anyone who may be interested in attending. If you are in need of special accommodations, please contact the event organizer within at least one week of the event.
You can RSVP for the EJSCREEN webinars here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-epa-ejscreen-presentation-and-demonstration-tickets-16660741727. Materials for the webinar will be e-mailed to RSVP’ing attendees a week before the presentation.
For questions, please send e-mails to email@example.com.
If you are not already a member, the Office of Environmental Justice would like to invite you to join the EJ
ListServ. The purpose of this information tool is to notify individuals about activities at EPA in the field of environmental justice. By subscribing to this list you will receive information on EPAs activities, programs, projects grants and about environmental justice activities at other agencies. Noteworthy news items, National meeting announcements, meeting summaries of NEJAC meetings, and new publication notices will also be distributed. Postings can only be made by the Office of Environmental Justice. To request an item to be posted, send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org
and indicate in the subject “Post to EPA-EJ