Nov 30 2021 - Nov 30 2021 • Time: 5:30-7:00PM Education & History, For the Family, and Recreation & Fitness
The Vital Role of Environmental Justice
Tuesday, November 30 from 5:30 – 7:00pm at Long Trail School in Dorset
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Kate Sinding Daly to talk about the role of environmental justice in addressing the climate crisis. Recent devastating events have made clear what experts have been warning for decades: climate change is not only real, it is here. Much of the time, the worst impacts fall disproportionately on those who have done the least to contribute to their causes and who are most vulnerable to them. This reality is consistent with a long history in this country and globally of burdening traditionally marginalized communities with the dirtiest, most polluting and least healthy industrial and commercial facilities. The environmental justice movement has evolved from these harsh circumstances, borne of the necessity of fighting back against grossly unfair systems and the health and environmental impacts imposed on the communities they represent. In this session, Kate Sinding Daly will explore the history and current role of the environmental justice movement. Not a product of the movement herself, Kate will bring the perspectives of an environmental attorney, advocate and philanthropist who works in allyship with environmental and climate justice partners. Registration is $18 in advance or $24 at the door. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.