You're invited to a meeting of our Health and Environmental Justice Action Circle on Tuesday, January 17th, 6:30pm at WSCO's offices, 209 Page St. W., St. Paul.
We'll be joined by special guest Gregory C. Pratt, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the U of M's School of Public Health. Dr. Pratt has a history of working with air quality standards related to incinerators and he will be able to answer questions about a new incinerator planned near the West Side.
Don't miss another important environmental justice event this month, where we'll be touring the Met Council incinerator on January 27th (be sure to RSVP here for the tour).
"It’s really important for the community to know what’s coming around in our neighborhood. The incinerator is possibly going to be built near Pig’s Eye Lake. So it could impact the West Side from an environmental justice and health perspective. I urge the community to come out, learn as much as you can about this, and make your voice heard.” – Kareem Smith, West Side resident
Why organize around Health and Environmental Justice on the West Side?
There are real, everyday impacts of climate, energy, and health policies. They impact the air we breathe, the jobs we can access, and what we pay to keep the heat on and stay in our homes.
At WSCO, we respond to day-to-day environmental and health concerns impacting our community – but we also go beyond that to demand systems change. By looking at the big picture, together, we can be the architects of the safe, healthy, and just future we deserve.
All of us– Black, Brown, and white– deserve more than protection from environmental harms. We want to create systems that promote climate justice. We want access to thriving natural spaces where people can play, heal, and build community.