EJ board to listen to about equitable outside entry

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During Thursday’s quarterly meeting of the Minister’s Advisory Panel on Environmental Justice and Justice, members will learn more about equal access to healthy outdoor recreation.

The meeting begins at 3:00 p.m. and will be held at the Green Square Training Room, 217 West Jones St., Raleigh. The full agenda is available online.

The public is invited to participate in person or online.

To view the meeting via WebEx, visit https://ncdenrits.webex.com/ncdenrits/j.php?MTID=m04e9bbb132bb998da0913a9d92737b9e. Hear by calling 415-655-0003. Use meeting number 2433 142 8755 and password 3532273.

Reid Wilson, Secretary of State for the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, will make the presentation “Equitable Access to Healthy Outdoor Recreation: The Other Side of Environmental Justice” to Board Members.

You’ll also learn about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative’s Environmental Justice Report and a utility replacement initiative from the Department of Water Infrastructure. There will also be a presentation on the environmental justice engagement process for Executive Order 246, which commits the state to clean energy management and creates economic opportunity, particularly in underserved communities.

A public comment period is set at 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. To comment in person or online, register by Thursday 10:00 a.m. at https://forms.office.com/g/wa3EQJLTBH.

Board members were selected from across North Carolina to represent the state’s diverse cultures. A full list of board members and additional meeting materials can be found at https://deq.nc.gov/outreach-education/environmental-justice/secretarys-environmental-justice-equity-board.