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Environmental Justice Conference Focuses on Living, Working Conditions

Environmental problems related to living and working conditions will be the focus of Environmental Justice: The Power of Partnerships in Collaborative Problem-Solving, a conference hosted by Duquesne’s Center for the Study of Catholic Social Thought.

Dr. John W. Hart, professor of Christian ethics at Boston University’s School of Theology, will present Environmental Justice: Catholic Social Thought, during which he’ll discuss environmental issues for those living or working in or near environmentally hazardous conditions.

On the heels of a nationwide green movement to make office buildings and workplaces more environmentally responsible, Ira W. Leighton, deputy regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency’s New England region, will present the addressThe Collaborative Problem-Solving Model. He will discuss ways in which agency and community collaboration can bring positive outcomes to the workplace as well as the community.

Interdependence, international collaboration and sustainability will be further addressed in a panel discussion on brownfield redevelopment policies. Brownfields are abandoned or underused industrial or commercial facilities available for re-use but often environmentally hazardous to those living nearby.

Additional co-sponsors for Environmental Justice include the Duquesne University School of Law and the Center for Environmental Research and Education. CLE credits will be available.

Thursday, April 2, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square

Call 412.396.4504 or visit www.duq.edu/cst for more information.

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