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2nd Annual Southeast Environmental Justice Summit

Start: June 28, 2024 6:00 PM
End: July 1, 2024 12:00 PM

Host: Harambee House Citizens for Environmental Justice

Omni Atlanta Hotel at Centennial Park

190 Marietta Street NorthWest
Atlanta, GA 30303
Our Moment. Our Movement. The 2nd Annual Southeast Environmental Justice Summit will convene community stakeholders, advocacy organizations and groups, federal and local government agencies, public and private sector companies and leaders, climate and clean renewable energy advocacy groups in the 8 states and 6 Tribal Nations (GA., FL., NC., SC, TN, MS, AL, KY, and 6 Tribes) of EPA's Region 4 to collaborate on advancing climate and environmental justice for everyone. Our Goals: Enact the Southeast Regional 10-Year Strategic Plan Bring together federal, state, and local leaders to implement the Justice40 vision everywhere. Bring together frontline and fence line leaders from across the Southeastern US. Direct funding and investment in community-driven projects, programs, and jobs. Workshop community projects for grant readiness

West Tennessee Grand Division Meeting

Start: April 26, 2024 8:00 AM
End: April 26, 2024 3:00 AM

Host: University of Memphis

Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department

804 N. Parkway
Jackson, TN 38305
The theme of this conference is Creating a Healthier Tennessee. Participants are expected to hear from a series of speakers/topics that support Tennessee-specific projects addressing public health issues including Environmental Justice.

Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP): Cohort 4 Informational Webinar

Start: April 24, 2024 3:00 PM
End: April 24, 2024 4:00 PM

Host: U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP)

Join leaders from the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP) to learn about the program's open application for island and remote communities in the United States and its territories. ETIPP supports communities working toward energy resilience goals by pairing them with energy experts at national laboratories and regional partner organizations that understand local energy nuances and challenges. During this interactive meeting, you will learn about the program from managers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and have time to meet with regional partner organizations that support communities in your area. For questions, contact ETIPP@NREL.gov

Rural Transportation: Building Clean Connected Communities

Start: April 13, 2024 11:00 AM
End: April 13, 2024 3:00 PM

Host: Southern Environmental Law Center

Marion Train Depot

45 Depot Street
Marion, NC 28752
At this workshop, we're charting the course for improved transportation in rural Western North Carolina. Through community-led sessions, peer discussions, and connections with resources and support organizations, you’ll gain insights and tools to address your community’s unique transportation challenges and bring sustainable mobility solutions home. Please join us to be a part of this transformative journey. Co-sponsored by West Marion, Inc., CleanAIRE NC, EJCAN, Environmental Defense Fund, North Carolina Black Alliance, MDC, MountainTrue, Southern Environmental Law Center This event is free. Doors will open at 10:30. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. $25 gas cards are available to offset the cost of travel. (The Southern Environmental Law Center is also organizing a similar event in Wilson. So, stay tuned for an Eastern NC workshop.) Please register in advance or contact the organizers at transportation@selcnc.org or (919) 391-5150.

Let's Chat: Community Change Grant

Start: April 11, 2024 3:00 PM
End: April 11, 2024 3:30 PM
Community Meeting

Host: Environmental Protection Network

Southern Economic Advancement Project (SEAP) and the Environmental Protection Network will be hosting a "Community Change Grant Check-In" to hear from folks across EPA regions about their experience applying for this historic grant and create an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning. Email Sierra Taliaferro with questions: sierra.taliaferro@environmentalprotectionnetwork.org

2024 National SBEAP Annual Training

Start: March 12, 2024
End: March 14, 2024

Host: National Small Business Environmental Assistance Program

Chattanooga Marriott Downtown

Two Carter St
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Small business owners are invited to network with and learn from state and local representatives, with a training event focused on EJ. Speakers and attendees will include staff from the TN Department of Environment and Conservation, EPA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. REACT4EJ Tennessee Office Lead, Dr. Chunrong Jia, will participate on an EJ panel.

Thriving Communities Convening — NC

Start: March 7, 2024 10:00 AM
End: March 7, 2024 4:00 PM

Host: Center for Energy Education

Kirkwood Adams Community Center

1100 Hamilton St.
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Join us at the Biden Administration’s Historic Funding Opportunities for Rural Counties event to learn about unprecedented funding opportunities to support disadvantaged communities in mitigating climate change and fostering economic growth. Here’s what you can expect: 1. Firsthand Insights: Hear directly from representatives of state and federal departments such as USDA, Energy, EPA, HUD, Labor, Treasury, and other key federal agencies. Additionally, engage with community development financial institutions, technical resource providers, and philanthropic organizations to explore available funding avenues. 2. Alignment of Projects: Discover how to align your priority projects with various funding opportunities, including infrastructure, broadband expansion, weatherization, energy efficiency initiatives, solar community projects, and developing clean energy jobs and businesses. 3. Funding Opportunities: Learn about the diverse funds and financing options accessible for disadvantaged communities, with 40% of benefits earmarked for rural and underserved areas. 4. Resources: Gain valuable support from grant writers, technical assistance providers, and the C4EE (Community for Energy Education) team to effectively navigate the grant application process.

PEPH 2024 | Climate Change and Environmental Justice: Engaging Diverse Teams

Start: February 20, 2024
End: February 22, 2024

Host: National Institutes of Environmental Health and Safety (NIEHS)

111 TW Alexander Dr, NIEHS Building 101 Rodbell Auditorium
Research Triangle Park, NC 27713
The purpose of this three-day meeting is to bring grantees and partners within the Partnerships for Environmental Health (PEPH) network together for the first time since February 2020 to discuss common issues, approaches, and opportunities. The focus will be on engaging diverse teams in the context of the intersection of climate change and environmental justice.