Bullock to host fall environmental justice panel Oct. 25

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16 – State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., will host her Third Annual Fall Environmental Justice Panel from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at The Discovery Center, 3401 Reservoir Drive, 19121.

Bullock will be joined by Aaron Mair, past national president of the Sierra Club, environmental and housing advocates to discuss inclusion, equity and environmental gentrification.

“Green initiatives may address pollution or bring sustainable solutions like gardens, parks, greenways and bike lanes to the community, but often times these initiatives also increase local property values, attracting wealthier residents and pushing away low-income neighbors who have lived in a specific area their entire lives.

“This event will help us come up with solutions to promote green communities without displacing citizens. We will start building a connection between environmental projects and sustainable affordable housing,” Bullock said.

Refreshments will be provided.

Staff will be on hand to assist with state-related issues. For more information, call (215) 684-3738.