Environmental Justice

Essential Conversations

This page is in draft: we are still forming our workshops.

Environmental Justice in NYS: Past, Present, and Future
Friday, Oct. 22, 11am

An overview and update on Environmental Justice issues, laws, what can be done going forward.


Session Leader: Alanah Keddell-Tuckey
, NYS DEC Office of Environmental Justice and and Raya Salter, NYS Climate Action Council

Environmental Justice Challenges and Solutions: Urban, Rural, Suburban, and Native Peoples
Friday, Oct. 22, 2pm

Organizing for Action: Examples and lessons learned from successful local campaigns, initiatives and strategies

Panelists: Bridget Griswold, Groundwork Hudson Valley; Neil Patterson, Assistant Director for the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at SUNY/ESF; Gary Abraham, Environmental Justice Attorney

EJ Challenges and Solutions in NYS
Saturday, Oct. 23, 10am

Panelists: Neil Patterson, SUNY-ESF Center for Native Peoples and the Environment; Patty Buchanan, Croton 100; Janet Harckham, Westchester County Climate Crisis Task Force; other panelists TBD


Outreach and Education for Environmental Justice: Informing and Engaging the Public, Local Government and Schools
Saturday, Oct. 23, 1pm

  • Panelists TBA