The United States Environmental Protection Agency cordially invites you to participate in our “National Conversation on Ports with Port Stakeholders” Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM EST. This event is the second of three virtual meetings facilitated by the U.S. EPA to bring together key port stakeholders to explore options to improve the environmental profile of ports while protecting community health and supporting economic growth.
The theme of this webinar is “Goods Movement and Ports: Community Impacts and Collaborative Solutions. ” Moving Forward Network and the Brooklyn-Curtis Bay Coalition will provide examples of engagement between port facilities and nearby communities. Andrea Hricko, of the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, will describe community health impacts and present current research findings.
U.S. EPA convened this National Conversation on Ports to hear directly from the organizations and stakeholders with the greatest interest in ports about the challenges, concerns, and opportunities within the ports sector. The insights and lessons gleaned from these meetings will help EPA develop a comprehensive and valuable agenda for a National Ports Stakeholder Summit, scheduled for April 8, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.
To secure your spot in this meeting, we invite you to register today athttps://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/351694914.
Space on the webinar is limited; therefore, we ask that you register for the webinar as soon as possible.
We look forward to your participation and engagement in this, and future, conversations about how ports contribute to our shared commitment to continuous environmental, public health, and economic improvements.
To learn more about the U.S. EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality’s ports initiative, visithttp://epa.gov/otaq/ports/.