Comments on: Reaching New Audiences With an Environmental Justice Message https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/06/reaching-new-audiences-with-an-environmental-justice-message/ The EPA Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:58:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: A Comic Book Sparks Kids Toward Environmental Justice | The Nature of Cities https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/06/reaching-new-audiences-with-an-environmental-justice-message/#comment-4703 Thu, 07 Nov 2013 04:12:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1323#comment-4703 […] most encouraging part has been the reaction from the students. One note left by a 10-year old on EPA’s Environmental Justice in Action Blog (which featured Mayah’s Lot on June 27, 2013), really says it […]

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By: Rebecca Bratspies https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/06/reaching-new-audiences-with-an-environmental-justice-message/#comment-4702 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:32:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1323#comment-4702 glad you liked it. Please share with your friends.

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By: Rebecca Bratspies https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/06/reaching-new-audiences-with-an-environmental-justice-message/#comment-4701 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:31:46 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1323#comment-4701 thanks Timothy–that is what we are hoping for. The students who have participated in our workshops have overwhelmingly said they would read a sequel, even if not required by their teacher to do so. Now all we need is the sequel .. . .

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By: Rebecca Bratspies https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/06/reaching-new-audiences-with-an-environmental-justice-message/#comment-4700 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:30:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1323#comment-4700 sorry we struck a nerve with you. Unfortunately there is still plenty of illegal dumping. To be clear, Green Solutions was not trying to do anything illegal in Mayah’s Lot–they just wanted to site their waste facility in an already-overburdened community because they thought it would be easy to put it there. That was the point–there these kinds of locally-undesirable land uses too often wind up in already-overburdened communities. This is the environmental justice message. With the undesirable consequences of through-put production hidden in communities with little power, there is little incentive for reducing our overall footprint.

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By: Rebecca Bratspies https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/06/reaching-new-audiences-with-an-environmental-justice-message/#comment-4699 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:26:50 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1323#comment-4699 thanks for your kind words.

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By: Rebecca Bratspies https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/06/reaching-new-audiences-with-an-environmental-justice-message/#comment-4698 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:26:12 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1323#comment-4698 Hi Tim

You should report illegal dumping to the relevant city, state and federal authorities. You can find the contact information here. http://www2.epa.gov/home/state-and-territorial-environmental-agencies?__utma=27327421.1996088909.1380046975.1380046975.1380046975.1&__utmb=27327421.1.10.1380046975&__utmc=27327421&__utmx=-&__utmz=27327421.1380046975.1.1.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=27327421.|1=visitor%20id=1996088909=1&__utmk=144603638

Each state and most cities have a local number to call to report illegal dumping. You can also contact the EPA at http://www.epa.gov/tips.

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By: Tim https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/06/reaching-new-audiences-with-an-environmental-justice-message/#comment-4697 Sun, 18 Aug 2013 19:16:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1323#comment-4697 I shared it with some of my rugby club members and they enjoyed it as much as I did. I have seen different types of illegal dumping in communities. What should someone do if we see or know about illegal dumping?

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By: Glenn Farber https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/06/reaching-new-audiences-with-an-environmental-justice-message/#comment-4696 Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:18:07 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1323#comment-4696 Disparate environmental impacts is an important topic, too important to be treated this way.

“Dumping toxic waste”? Where do you get this stuff? 1960’s science fiction movies? That’s not just unrealistic, but simply a ridiculous fabrication, completely removed from reality.

Facilities that handle hazardous wastes spend millions of dollars to comply with specific requirements for safely treating and recycling those materials. It’s stunning that this comic is on the same website as those extensive EPA hazardous waste management regulations, designed to protect surrounding areas from the most minute levels of harm.

Just because the information is done in a comic book format doesn’t mean that the presentation has to be so… cartoonish.

This is not information: it is classic disinformation,harmful in most every way. It’s certainly a disservice to necessary education about EJ.

[And, incidentally, I love the way Anna (the token white character, except for the evil corporate villains) is such an airhead, interested only in going shopping. Nice touch. ]

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By: Timothy Jakes https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/06/reaching-new-audiences-with-an-environmental-justice-message/#comment-4695 Thu, 15 Aug 2013 21:53:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1323#comment-4695 As a student I can tell you that this is something that my friends and I would actually read.

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By: environmentalism » Blog Archive » A Comic Book Sparks Kids Toward Environmental Justice | The … https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/06/reaching-new-audiences-with-an-environmental-justice-message/#comment-4694 Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:18:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/ej/?p=1323#comment-4694 […] most encouraging part has been the reaction from the students. One note left by a 10-year old on EPA’s Environmental Justice in Action Blog (which featured Mayah’s Lot on June 27, 2013), really says it […]

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