Detroit, MI 48202
In Michigan and throughout the United States, there are many environmental issues that have a direct impact on our quality of life. Many environmental justice and environmental organizations have aggressively focused on projects ranging from improving air quality and preserving the great lakes, to creating green jobs and reducing carbon emissions. However, climate change impacts are quickly emerging as a key issue of concern in many urban communities throughout the country. Increased heat waves, air pollution and infectious diseases are more prevalent in low-income and minority communities. Many of these communities are disproportionately exposed to a high concentration of toxic industries, which further exacerbates climate related health hazards.
To that end, we are planning a Detroit Climate Conversation to hear President Obama’s commitment to addressing climate change and its impact on Michigan (Detroit), and how Detroiter’s can support this effort. This Conversation will foster education and awareness on the impact climate change will have in Detroit, and nationally. Additionally, we will share information on the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative (DCAC) and solicit input for recommendations on our framework, which outlines our goals and short-term and long-term action steps.
Please register at https://forms.wayne.edu/5384a74a9a4a8