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How Can We Prepare Workers and Our Communities for Future Climate Disasters
December 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Scientists predict more extreme weather events fueled by climate change. What does this mean for a coastal state like New Jersey that has a number of chemical facilities located in flood prone areas?
Keynote Speaker: Matt Campo, Rutgers University
Using Science, Planning and Policy to Adapt to Future Flood Hazards
There will also be a panel discussion on the impacts of extreme weather on environmental justice communities and the workers who ultimately clean up toxic flood waters. We will also discuss general health issues caused by extreme weather from vector diseases to air pollution. Speakers include:
• Aaron Kleinbaum, Attorney, Eastern Environmental Law Center
• Valorie Caffee, Board Member, NJ Environmental Justice Alliance
• Diego Cazar, Organizer, New Labor
• Norah Langweiler, Jersey Renews Organizer, WEC
This event is FREE and open to WEC members and non-members.
Pre-registration is required. Please use form via event URL, or register online at www.njwec.org. For more information, contact Cecelia Leto, Project Director, WEC at (609) 882-6100 ext. 308 or email email@example.com.
Parking: Street parking and paid lots are located nearby.