State of the Air 2015, hosted by Air Alliance Houston

When:        February 3, 2015
Time:         11am–  pm
Where:       Season’s 52
Location:   4410 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77027
Cost:          $35

Food, networking, fundraising, and updates about Houston’s air quality. The featured speaker this year is Dr. Robert Bullard. Robert D. Bullard is often described as the father of environmentaljustice. Professor Bullard received his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University, and is the author of eighteen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity.   For more information, and to register, please go to: ezregister.com.

EPA Toxics Release Inventory Regional Workshop

When:       January 30-31, 2015
Where:      the Sheraton Galleria
Location:  2400 West Loop South, Houston TX 77027
Cost:         no registration fee

Healthy Living includes having healthy air to breathe!  And the air in the Houston area is notorious for emissions from the many refineries in our region!  The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is an EPA program that tracks the management of certain toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment. This information is submitted and compiled, in order to support informed decision-making by industry, government, non-governmental organizations, and the public.

The goal of the workshop is to educate communities, students, industry professionals, academicians, and public health officials on how to access and navigate the EPA TRI data source to improve environmental conditions and policies in environmental justice communities. Regional case studies will be incorporated into the workshop training.  Registration is required.

For more information about registration, travel assistance, and lodging please contact Dr. Denae King at (713) 313-4804 or kingdw@tsu.edu.   Or go to: airalliancehouston.org/news/epa-toxics-release-inventory-regional-workshop/