Comments on: A Breath of Fresh Air After 35 Years https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/07/a-breath-of-fresh-air-after-35-years/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Robert https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/07/a-breath-of-fresh-air-after-35-years/#comment-4446 Sat, 16 Mar 2013 03:11:12 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=627#comment-4446 Over 20 years without fresh air is just amazing to me – I’m glad this story is being shared.

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By: Jimmy https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/07/a-breath-of-fresh-air-after-35-years/#comment-4445 Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:04:22 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=627#comment-4445 Very powerful video…We all deserve fresh air!

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By: Robert Regan https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/07/a-breath-of-fresh-air-after-35-years/#comment-4444 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:30:17 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=627#comment-4444 Great video with a very important message!

Dr. Regan

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By: J. Wesley https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/07/a-breath-of-fresh-air-after-35-years/#comment-4443 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:16:15 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=627#comment-4443 Sometimes we miss the link between zoning and land use practices that may place disproportionate burdens on certain communities. In this short video, Susana shares a personal story that underscores the benefits communities reap when they become informed about land use policies that may place them at environmental risk. She underscores how they can exert political muscle by coalescing around shared environmental concerns to advance healthy and sustainable communities. The message is succinct but powerful. Thanks to Susana and others who remain committed to environmental justice.
J. Wesley

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By: J. Wesley https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/07/a-breath-of-fresh-air-after-35-years/#comment-4442 Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:15:13 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=627#comment-4442 Sometimes we miss the link between zoning and land use practices that may place disproportionate burdens on certain communities. In this short video, Susana shares a personal story that underscores the benefits communities reap when they become informed about land use policies that may place them at environmental risk. She underscores how they can exert political muscle by coalescing around shared environmental concerns to advance healthy and sustainable communities. The message is succinct but powerful. Thanks to Susana and others who remain committed to environmental justice.

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By: Anthony (Tony) DeLucia https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/07/a-breath-of-fresh-air-after-35-years/#comment-4441 Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:20:16 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=627#comment-4441 I was moved by this video and put it in the perspective of now having some “on the ground” (with this urban planning success) experience in Texas to draw upon. The people of Texas are incredible! I have been blessed to ride bikes with y’all, share touching stories of lost loved ones, strategize on approaches to unite health and environmental topics, learn of your leadership in developing clean energy alternatives, etc. For me to share this video with my colleagues at the American Public Health Association was a true privilege and honor.

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By: Zunilda Rodriguez https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/07/a-breath-of-fresh-air-after-35-years/#comment-4440 Sat, 04 Aug 2012 12:41:19 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=627#comment-4440 I was very moved and inspired by her community’s story to navigate the often daunting task of reforming how people think of the environmental justice movement as always starting with state regulatory agencies. In fact, it often begins with zoning regulations formed, implemented and regulated by a municipal planning department. This is an important truth to better understanding how other communities can takle similar issues – begin in the municipal planning department – understand what is and is not permitted by zoning, understand the local policies that help shape and form land use policies, and seek to change those which have adverse impacts on a neighborhood. Nothing is more important than protecting our neighborhoods for future generations.

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By: Carlton Eley https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/07/a-breath-of-fresh-air-after-35-years/#comment-4439 Fri, 27 Jul 2012 07:05:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=627#comment-4439 Susana mentioned the land use planning victories in her video. Thank you for including a link in the blog reference as well. This will be useful for practitioners and students who wish to learn more about the nexus between environmental justice and city planning —
http://soa.utexas.edu/work/eaejp/history%20of%20east%20austin.htm

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By: Maria https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/07/a-breath-of-fresh-air-after-35-years/#comment-4438 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 23:59:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=627#comment-4438 What a powerful story of change. We all can use a “Breath of Fresh Air” and I’m glad this community can now have that. I really enjoy your video series keep up the good work.

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By: Roy Lee https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/07/a-breath-of-fresh-air-after-35-years/#comment-4437 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:05:28 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=627#comment-4437 Wow another great video!!! I’m always amazed that these types of issues are still happening in our country but equally pleased that there are groups that have found ways to address the impacts that have happened in their community. Great job to EPA for providing a forum to share these amazing stories of hope and resilience.

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