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Environmental Injustice in STL

  • 09 Mar 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Zoom


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Environmental Injustice in STL 

Hosted in partnership by USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and NSBE St. Louis Gateway Professionals (National Society of Black Engineers) to present on environmental injustice in St. Louis, Missouri. 

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The Environmental Racism in St. Louis report calls out environmental racism—“the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color” —in St. Louis. While these disparities have been part of the long-standing discriminatory and profit-driven policies and practices known too well by black St. Louisans, the issue of environmental racism has rarely been addressed in the City (Environmental Racism in St. Louis). At USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter we are here to change that and advocate for systemic changes to remedy these injustices and enhance public health with green building practices.

On Tuesday, March 09, 2020 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm we will be hosting a panel presentation on the overall effects racism has on community health with a focus on St. Louis. Each speaker will dive into specific sectors of our local environmental racism - air pollution, racism by design - the urban heat island effect, waste and illegal dumping, and other major environmental issues that have a disparate effect on the health of minorities and other disadvantaged community members. 


  • Discuss processes and systems to reach out, participate, and include the disadvantaged voices of your community when there are opportunities to be part of the building of the "new green economy".

  • Identify and clarify demands to your local government that can be made to ensure environmental racism and environmental justice are addressed at the cornerstone of government budgets.

  • Describe key indicators and processes that support any work in writing historic wrongs to be community centered and community driven and how to interweave data into this to achieve community centered solutions.

  • Identify opportunities to improve community health by addressing environmental racism and environmental justice in the built environment. 


  • Reverend Rodrick Burton, Pastor of New Northside Missionary Baptist Church in Ward 27
  • Karisa Gilman-Hernandez, Community Empowerment Organizer of Dutchtown South Community Corporation

  • Gwen Mizell, Vice President of Sustainability & Electrification, Ameren Corporation - Missouri 

  • Catherine Werner, Sustainability Director of the City of St. Louis

Nicole Adewale, LEED AP, Principal, Founder, and Director of Business Development at ABNA Corporation, active USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Education Committee member and member of NSBE St. Louis Gateway Professionals. 


Submitted for AIA CES credit approval
Eligible for 1 GBCI CE self-reported hours


Tuesday, March 09, 2021

5:30 - 7:30 pm


Virtual event via Zoom.

Registrants will receive login details prior to the event.


FREE for USGBC-MGC Members
FREE for NSBE St. Louis Gateway Members

$10.00 for Non-members


Click the “Register” button on the left side of this page.

Share this event using URL, bit.ly/envinjustice and tag us @usgbcmogateway or use the hashtag, #greenbuildingsarebtter

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at fbrandt@mobot.org or (314) 577-0884.



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