To help address environmental inequities, DEP launched the Environmental Justice Program to ensure fair treatment for people of all races, cultures, and incomes, in the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies. The Environmental Justice Program aims to empower citizens who are disproportionately impacted by environmental pollution and often outside of the decision-making process of government. Riché Outlaw and Joseph Donald sit down with Gladys Giron to discuss how DEP’s Environmental Justice Program strives to improve the quality of life in New Jersey’s urban communities that are overburdened by environmental stressors.
Click here to learn more about Environmental Justice at DEP.
Click here to listen to the Discover DEP episode on Groundwork Elizabeth with Jackie Albaum and Jonathan Phillips.
Click here to read about DEP’s Fall 2017 volunteer day with Groundwork Elizabeth.
Click here to learn more about volunteering for the New Jersey Tree Foundation in Newark.