It's a matter of principle: 2015 EPA Environmental Justice Workshop | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

It's a matter of principle: 2015 EPA Environmental Justice Workshop

The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting an Environmental Justice (EJ) workshop for various stakeholder groups in Kentucky.  The workshop will provide attendees with fundamental knowledge of EJ, best practices for addressing EJ concerns, benefits of considering EJ throughout the decision making process, community engagement techniques, and effective stakeholder communication.

Who should attend? Environmental Regulators, Industry Representatives, City Administrators, Public Officials, Educators and Community Members

What will I Learn?  Why consider EJ in decision making, policy development and etc.; Innovative ways of community engagement; how to prepare for stakeholder engagement; how to get involved in the regulatory process; what are the opportunities for community involvement

Features: Speakers from EPA, State and Local Organizations, World Cafe' Discussion Groups, Lessons Learned Panel Discussion, Technical Resources and Tool demonstration

 Workshop Agenda 

8:00 - 8:30  a.m.         Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.          Environmental Justice (EJ) History & Basics

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.       Environmental Foundations & Demo of Tools

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.     Break

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.     Getting Stakeholders Engaged

11:45 - 1:00 p.m.       Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.          How to Better Listen & Respond to Community

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.          EJ Stakeholder World Cafe 

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.          Break

3:45 - 4:45 p.m.          Lessons Learned Panel Discussion

4:45 - 5:45 p.m.          The 5 W's of Citizen Engagement

5:45 - 6:00 p.m           Closing Remarks

October 30, 2015 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Event Organizer: 
US EPA Region 4
Event Venue: 
University of Louisville Shelby Campus
Event Location: 
9001 Shelbyville Rd
Founders Union Building
Louisville, KY