For Immediate Release
Oct. 23, 2006
Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, (313) 833-3935, (313) 478-2398 cell
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services, (313) 216-2225, (313) 443-6201 cell
Bus Odyssey Spotlights Environmental Injustices of Poor, Minorities in State’s Most Polluted Regions
Thursday Event Includes Stops in
The disproportionate share of health and environmental problems that
burden communities of color and low-income neighborhoods will be explored in
the “Environmental Justice For All” bus tour Thursday, Oct. 26 with
press events in Metro
Elected officials, environmental advocates, students, reporters and activists are invited to join the effort to learn more about environmental concerns that compromise people’s rights to clean, safe and healthy communities in urban settings.
Grassroots efforts to protect residents will be highlighted, as will a groundbreaking environmental justice executive order under consideration by Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
“The concept of environmental justice may seem abstract from
Congress or the halls of the Capitol in
Opportunities for media interviews and ride-alongs are:
The tour is sponsored by:
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), Campaign for State Action on Environmental Justice, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, East Michigan Environmental Action Council, Ecology Center, Michigan Environmental Council, Our Kitchen Table
Hugh McDiarmid Jr.