We are encouraging public participation in our second Citywide Conversation on environmental justice. This educational workshop will be held next Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Part of our mission is to build a sustainable redevelopment and mobility project that benefits all communities. That includes developing an Environmental Justice Policy with community input.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
To start getting up to speed before the meeting, see what we covered in our first Citywide Conversation on the same topic held last month.
The Atlanta BeltLine is building parks, trails and transit, and other new public infrastructure that benefits public health and safety. Much of this development will include the remediation of roughly 1,000 acres of brownfields, making it one of the largest brownfield remediation efforts in the country.
Historically, industry and other developments with onerous land uses have disproportionately affected lower income and minority communities. Implementing an Environmental Justice Policy for the Atlanta BeltLine will ensure that the public is educated and informed about federally regulated environmental challenges ABI discovers over the life of the project.
The public is invited to attend and participate in this educational workshop which will include an overview of ABI’s draft policy; provide details on remediation efforts to date; an interactive learning activity on Environmental Justice; a question and answer session.