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Environmental Injustice in STL

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Environmental Injustice in STL, an evening educational program hosted in partnership by your local US Green Building Council (USGBC) – Missouri Gateway Chapter and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) St. Louis Gateway Professionals.


The Environmental Racism in St. Louis report calls out environmental racism as—“the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color” —in St. Louis. While these disparities have been part of the long-standing discriminatory and profit-driven policies and practices known too well by black St. Louisans, the issue of environmental racism has rarely been addressed in the City (Environmental Racism in St. Louis report). At USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter we are here to change that and advocate for systemic changes to remedy these injustices and enhance public health with green building practices.

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm we will be hosting a panel presentation on the overall effects racism has on community health with a focus on St. Louis. Each speaker will dive into specific sectors of our local environmental racism – air pollution, racism by design – the urban heat island effect, waste and illegal dumping, and other major environmental issues that have a disparate effect on the health of minorities and other disadvantaged community members.

SPEAKERS

Reverend Rodrick Burton, Pastor, New Northside Missionary Baptist Church, Ward 27 St. Louis
Karisa Gilman-Hernandez, Community Empowerment Organizer, Dutchtown South Community Corporation
Gwen Mizell, Vice President, Sustainability & Electrification, Ameren Corporation – Missouri 
Catherine Werner, Sustainability Director, City of St. Louis

MODERATOR

Nicole Adewale, LEED AP, Principal, Founder, Director of Business Development, ABNA Corporation, active USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Education Committee member, lifetime member of NSBE St. Louis Gateway Professionals.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Approved for 1 LU | HSW credit credit
Eligible for 1 GBCI CE self-reported hour

WHEN
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
5:30 – 7:30 pm

WHERE
Virtual event via Zoom.
Registrants will receive login details prior to the event.

FEE
Free for USGBC-MGC Member
Free for NSBE Gateway Members
Free for Full-Time Students
$10.00 for Non-members

REGISTER
Click here to register online!

SHARE
Share this event using URL, bit.ly/envinjustice and tag us @usgbcmogateway or use the hashtag, #greenbuildingsarebetter.

QUESTIONS?
Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at fbrandt@mobot.org or (314) 577-0884.

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Stay Safe & Engaged

USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Activity Updates

National Updates

Connect Remotely, Support Locally

Public health is important. Your health is important for better buildings, and better buildings equal better lives. Our vision is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Help us make that happen by staying safe during this rapidly changing environment with the worldwide response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The most important thing you can do for the economy and the health and safety of our community is to slow the spread of the virus.

Grab-and-Go Food Sites

slps.org/meals Students 18 and younger must be present for grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals 8am-12pm in the Gym at 33 select city schools.

Operation Food Search

St. Louis Area Foodbank 

Good Life Growing
2720 N. 14th St. 63106 10am-7pm

STL Take It Home

Just because you can’t grab a meal inside your favorite local restaurant right now, doesn’t mean you can’t support local businesses in other ways. Purchase gift cards, make a donation, purchase merchandise, tip generously and visit Curbside STL for information on restaurants providing pickup, curbside and delivery services.

However you choose to support the local food and drink scene, you’re not just helping small business owners you’re also helping their employees, food suppliers, and the St. Louis economy at large. The service industry is highly affected by this change in environment, give them confidence and support local.

Support local farmers, buy fresh veggies, and stay healthy!

Shop @localharveststl @stlcitygreens @macslocaleats and Old North Provisions. Visit @tgfarmersmarket‘s website to sign-up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture program) food box starting Tuesday, March 24th or Fair Shares CCSA. Pick-up fresh produce from @legacycirclefarms online farmer’s market. Check out eatherestl.com for delivery of locally-grown food and @knownandgrownstl to see what other farmers offer online ordering and where to get local, Known & Grown farmers’ products during the pandemic.

Support local businesses and stay in the know, join #314together ‘s Facebook group and be part of the conversation using #314together. A local business yourself? Stay informed with business updates: stlregionalchamber.com/covid-19. Learn about the emergency legislation passed to assist businesses.

Connect with Green Building and the Community

If you have pictures you would like to share on how you’re keeping green, building green, or going green this pandemic please send your photo(s) and a sentence describing your experience to fbrandt@mobot.org or join the conversation with #greenbuildingsarebetter. Follow us online @usgbcmogateway. Instagram. Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. Email.

We thank you for the work you do to contribute to safer and healthier conditions for everyone, everywhere. Thank you.

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