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We often talk about the indelible link between climate change and social justice, but usually we’re speaking in abstract terms – such as how planetary warming will impact the global south. In this month’s conversation, we’ll bring the focus home by discussing the connection between combustion-sourced heating systems, the respiratory health of our neighbors in Roxbury, and how community engagement shaped BERDO 2.0.
We’ll be joined by Sofia Owen and Dwaign Tyndal, who are the Staff Attorney and Executive Director of Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE). As the BERDO regulations solidify, Sofia is continuing to engage the community and advocate for the most equitable version of the final regulation language. If you’re eager to dive into this topic, we’re sharing a skit created by our fellow advocates at One Square World. This video series follows the journey of a renter as she learns about the dangers of building emissions and how taking action to shape policies like BERDO 2.0 can make a difference
Sofía Owens is ACE’s Senior Attorney and the Director of the Environmental Justice Legal Services Program. She has a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, a Masters in Environmental law and Policy from Vermont Law School, and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. When not at work, Sofia organizes with the Deeper Than Water coalition and volunteers with the Boston chapter of Black & Pink. She enjoys practicing yoga and watching soccer, particularly the US Women’s National Team and the Uruguayan national teams.
Dwaign Tyndal has over twenty-five years of professional experience in economic development, community and neighborhood development, youth development and workforce development. Throughout his professional experience, Dwaign has effectively led capable and diverse teams and has also been able to communicate complex public policies to various stakeholders to show how community-based partnerships can build stronger communities and empower residents and businesses to take active roles in their neighborhoods.
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