EBC Rhode Island Webinar: Environmental Justice – What is it and Why Should I Care


Date: June 27, 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.

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This EBC Rhode Island webinar will take attendees from the past to present-day to explore the trajectory of environmental justice (EJ) regulations in Rhode Island.

The program will provide an overview of what environmental justice means in a broader, national context before diving into an in-depth history on the origins of EJ regulations in Rhode Island. Attendees will hear diverse perspectives reflecting on the impact of these early EJ regulations and policies within local neighborhoods disproportionately affected by environmental pollution. Finally, the program will turn to the present and discuss current regulatory and legislative EJ initiatives within the state – and what the future holds for EJ in Rhode Island.

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.

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Speaker Agenda:

Overview of EJ within National Context

  • Christophe Courchesne, Senior Staff Attorney, Environmental Advocacy Clinic; Assistant Professor of Law, Vermont Law & Graduate School

History of EJ in RI – RIDEM

  • Kelly Owens, Associate Supervising Engineer, Office of Land Revitalization and Sustainable Materials Management, RIDEM

Current State of EJ in the State

  • Chris Gaynor, Climate Justice Specialist, RIDEM

Future of EJ in RI

  • Rhode Island State Senator Dawn Euer, District 13, Newport, Jamestown

Moderated Discussion 

Program Planning Team:
  • John Brito, Environmental Engineer, CDM Smith
  • Christine Dieter, Partner, Hinckley Allen
  • Daniel Doolittle, Principal, Integral Consulting Inc.
  • Rick Mandile, Principal, SAGE Environmental

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Rhode Island Webinar: Environmental Justice – What is it and Why Should I Care can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Rhode Island Webinar: Environmental Justice – What is it and Why Should I Care

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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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