EBC Environmental Justice Webinar: Introduction to Environmental Justice – Theory, Practice, and Real-World Consequences


Date: October 5, 2021


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

This EBC Environmental Justice program will provide an introduction of environmental justice concepts, including a background of the movement and its relationship to civil rights advocacy, a discussion of current policy and enforcement implementation at the federal, state, and local level, and a panel discussing the role of environmental justice in business operations, development opportunities, land use, and permitting.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional information can be found under the “Agenda Details” tab above.
Program Chairs:
  • Marc Goldstein, Managing Shareholder, Boston Office, Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • Lauren Sampson, Staff Attorney, Lawyers for Civil Rights
Speaker Agenda:

Introduction to Environmental Justice: Background and Origins

  • Lauren Sampson, Staff Attorney, Lawyers for Civil Rights

Federal, State, and Local Government Implementation Panel

Moderator: Marc Goldstein, Beveridge & Diamond PC

Panel Members:

  • Rishi Reddi, Director of Environmental Justice at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
  • Hilary Jacobs, Associate, Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • Oliver Sellers-Garcia, Director, Office of Sustainability and Environment, City of Somerville

Application of Environmental Justice in Real World Environments

Moderator: Lauren Sampson, Lawyers for Civil Rights

Panel Members:

  • Amy Laura Cahn, Visiting Professor, Director of the Environmental Justice Clinic at Vermont Law School
  • Peter Durning, Managing Shareholder, Mackie Shea Durning, PC
  • Sofia Owen, Director of Environmental Justice Legal Services at Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE)

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Environmental Justice Webinar: Introduction to Environmental Justice – Theory, Practice, and Real-World Consequences completed on October 5, 2021, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Environmental Justice Webinar – Introduction to Environmental Justice

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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