By Derek Newberry, Advocacy Fellow
Have you ever wondered about how consumers are protected from toxic chemicals or environmental contaminants? What about how you can promote engagement and environmental awareness in your community? Then consider attending one of the Harvard Kennedy School's last two open study groups on “Engaging and Empowering Consumers to Give Clean, Green Products a Market Boost” (4/4) and “Environmental Justice and Citizen Science – How to lift communities that have been left behind and broaden citizen engagement” (4/11).
These two discussions will be led by Gina McCarthy, former EPA Administrator, as well as guest speakers Jim Jones, former EPA Assistant Administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, and Cynthia Giles, former EPA Assistant Administrator of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance.
These are open to the community and will cover issues from how to engage in environmental issues, chemical and toxics safety laws and protections, and how new technologies are changing the environmental landscape. They will be located at Harvard Kennedy School, Room: Littauer 166, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge 02138. Check out the links above for more information.