A Local Look at Environmental Justice
On Earth Day, much attention will be paid to the long struggle to protect and preserve our ancient forests, wild salmon and pristine coastline. Less notice will be given to the fact that Oregon's least empowered communities are also the most affected by environmental degradation.
Hosts Jo Ann and Dave will talk with OPAL (Organizing People-Activiting Leaders) Environmental Justice
about their work in east Multnomah County to educate, engage and empower people of color and low income families in building environmental justice at the local, state and federal levels. Guests include OPAL co-director Joseph Santos-Lyons
and community organizer Shannon Olive
, who will talk about the organization's efforts to ensure Portland's commitment to sustainability is applied equally to all its residents, as well as OPAL's Transit Justice and Health Campaign.