Environmental Justice and Public Health

EPA defines Environmental Justice as the “fair treatment for people of all races, cultures, and incomes, regarding the development of environmental laws, regulations and policies.”

Unfortunately, there are disproportionately higher negative environmental impacts in many low income and minority communities.  The EPA and Florida Brownfields Programs are designed to empower communities and other stakeholders in economic redevelopment to work together in a timely manner to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse Brownfields.

The Florida Brownfields Association is committed to helping restore health and wealth to low income and minority communities located in Brownfields areas.  To that end, the FBA has established an Environmental Justice and Public Health Committee to address this important issue.  To volunteer or request assistance within your community, please contact either:

Donna Gray-Banks, F.R.E.S.H. Book Festivals, Co-Chair
Samia SingletonCity of Kissimmee CRA, Co-Chair
Belinda Williams-Collins, City of DeLand, Co-Chair