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Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: Housing & Environmental Justice
Type: Press Advisory

Bushwick, Brooklyn Group to Receive Environmental Justice Grant from EPA

For Immediate Release: March 24th, 2009


Press Advisory from United States Environmental Protection Agency and Make the Road New York:

Bushwick, Brooklyn Group to Receive Environmental Justice Grant from EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will join Make the Road New
, a community-based organization, tomorrow in Bushwick, Brooklyn as
the social justice organization accepts an EPA environmental justice
grant to conduct participatory research and outreach. Make the Road New
promotes economic justice, equity and opportunity for all New
Yorkers through community, advocacy and many other support services.
Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement
of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income in
the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws,
regulations and policies.

What:   Remarks, "Big Check" presentation, interview and photo opportunities.
            Interviews in English and Spanish will be available upon request.

Who:    Acting EPA Regional Administrator George Pavlou.
            Members of Make the Road New York a grassroots membership social
            justice organization

When:   Wed., March 25, 2009 starting at 10:30 am.

Where:  301 Grove St., Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York