EBC New Hampshire Webinar: Environmental Justice in NH… Building Trust and Growing Partnerships


Date: June 21, 2023


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

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

Please join EBC for an informative session focusing on environmental justice in New Hampshire and the region. This remote event will feature an array of presenters from federal, state, and local government, not-for-profits, and academia who will highlight the challenges and many opportunities for collaboration around Environmental Justice. Attend this event to learn more about what’s happening at the federal and state levels, including a deeper dive into an innovative air monitoring initiative involving several community-based education, outreach, and advocacy organizations in Manchester. This program will also provide insights into the state’s changing demographic and why it matters, offer a glimpse into a new regional Environmental Justice thriving communities technical assistance center, and present some useful tips and best practices for active listening and community engagement.

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

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.0 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 tabs above.
Program Chair:
  • Robert Varney, Chair, EBC New Hampshire Chapter; President, Normandeau Associates, Inc.
Speaker Agenda:

Advancing Environmental Justice at U.S. EPA Region I and Beyond

  • Kristi Rea Simoneau, Branch Manager, EPA Region I Office of Regional Assistance and Integrated Strategies
  • Maggie McCallum, Environmental Justice Specialist, EPA Region I Office of Regional Assistance and Integrated Strategies

Overview of Civil Rights and Environmental Justice at the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES)

  • Pamela Monroe, Legal Unit Administrator / Civil Rights Coordinator, NHDES
  • Vincent Perelli, Planner / Administrator / Environmental Justice Coordinator, NHDES
  • Dean Robinson, Title VI / Language Access Coordinator, NHDES

Focused EJ Case Study – A Citizen Air Monitoring Program in the Queen City

  • Kathleen Errington, Air Quality Analysis Supervisor, NHDES
  • Marcus Chase, Air Quality Analyst, NHDES
  • Sheila Vargas Torres, Community Partnerships Manager, The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire
  • Chris Kelly, Chair, Environmental & Climate Justice Committee – Manchester Chapter of the NAACP
  • Phil Alexakos, Deputy Public Health Director, Manchester Health Department

New Hampshire’s Changing Demographic & Why It Matters

  • Anthony Poore, President & CEO, NH Center for Justice and Equity

More than a Seat at the Table: Practices and Mindsets for Authentic  Engagement With Environmental Justice Communities

  • Michele Holt-Shannon, Director, New Hampshire Listens, UNH Carsey School of Public Policy
  • Mikayla Townsend, New Hampshire Listens Program Coordinator, UNH Carsey School of Public Policy

Moderated Discussion 

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC New Hampshire Webinar: Environmental Justice in NH… Building Trust and Growing Partnerships can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC New Hampshire Webinar: Environmental Justice in NH… Building Trust and Growing Partnerships

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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

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

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