San Diego County to Create Environmental Justice Working Group
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has approved the creation of an environmental justice working group aimed at creating healthier and more sustainable communities, particularly for marginalized people.
Supervisors Terra Lawson-Remer and Nora Vargas introduced the proposal, which passed with unanimous support.
The new Regional Social Equity Working Group will draw from the expertise of native American tribal leaders and community/tribal academics and researchers. They will work closely with the county Office of Sustainability and Environmental Justice, labor unions, non-profits, universities, and environmental organizations.
A workshop will allow the group to create strategies for green job growth and workforce development as well as decarbonization. The results of the workshop will be reported back to supervisors.
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