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The Boalt Hall Environmental Law Society and the Greenlining Institute cordially invite you to attend
The 4th Annual Environmental Justice Symposium at UC Berkeley's School of Law, Boalt Hall

From Protection to Empowerment: Policy Solutions to Ensure Equal Access to The Green Economy

Environmental Justice Symposium 2008

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The environmental justice movement is at a turning point. Instead of focusing solely on ways to protect underprivileged communities from environmental harms, today's environmental justice leaders are finding positive, proactive ways to create opportunities to empower communities within the growing green economy and a reinvigorated environmental movement. The UC Berkeley School of Law's Environmental Law Society (ELS) seeks to create a symposium that addresses the nexus between environmental, economic and social justice. This symposium will present a host of cutting edge policy solutions designed to empower communities which have traditionally been victims of environmental injustice.

Keynote Speaker
Mr. Jerome Ringo, President of the Apollo Alliance.

Working List of Panels:

The Environmental, Economic and Social Justice Implications of Market-Based Carbon Emissions Trading

Developing Renewable Energy Projects on Rural and Native American Lands

Generation Green: How Education Can Positively Shape Our Environmental Future

The Farmworker Blues: Why Can't I Work Within A Sustainable Agricultural Paradigm?

Linking Food with Social Justice: Expanding Access to Local, Organic Foods

Green Collar Jobs: Creating Jobs that Reduce Poverty and Improve the Environment

Land Use Policy Reforms: Building Just and Sustainable Communities From The Ground Up

The Globalization of Environmental Justice: Building a Movement Beyond Borders

Roundtable Discussion: How Do All These Seemingly Disparate Issues Connect? How Can We All Do a Better Job of Connecting? Where Do We Go From Here?

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Please direct any questions or concerns about this event to symposium Chair, Erik Roper ( ).


Accommodations For People With Disabilities
ELS is an equal opportunity group committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This event is wheelchair accessible. This information can be made available in an alternate format upon request. For any disability-related accommodations please contact Erik Roper, Advance notice is requested.