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Environmental Justice Tour Before General Assembly
Environmental Justice Tour Before General Assembly

*NEW* A special trip for young adults coming to General Assembly in Louisville, KY is now available.

Get on the bus! Along with the GA Young Adult Caucus and the Continental UU Young Adult Network (C*UUYAN), the UU Ministry for Earth has scheduled an Environmental Justice Tours of Louisville with The Earth & Spirit Center on Wed, June 19, from 6-8pm.   Come bond with other young adults, get to know the Environmental Justice issues of the place you are visiting, and prepare for the public witness at GA! Register here: http://YouthAdultEJTour.kintera.org/ The cost is only $10 per person. For more information, contact Jennifer Nordstrom at jenni [dot] nordstrom [at] gmail [dot] com.

All Eyes Open

Start your time in Louisville with a Pre-GA Environmental Justice Tour on Wednesday! There are two tours – one specifically for youth – so make sure you register for the right one!

These tours are offered for just $20 by local group Earth & Spirit Center and sponsored by KY Interfaith Power & Light in partnership with KY & WV UU Ministers Coalition, UU College of Social  Justice, UU Ministry for Earth, UUA Multicultural Growth & Witness and Standing on the Side of Love Staff Team, and UU State Advocacy Networks and UULM California's SALT Fellows (Spiritual Activist Leadership Training).

The Earth & Spirit Center offers Environmental Justice Tours of Louisville’s contaminated sites for church groups. It is an opportunity to experience firsthand the issues facing our community.

America’s poorest neighborhoods are also its most polluted. What can be done? Members of your congregation can experience for themselves what is happening in our city:

•   See for yourself the environmental problem areas within Louisville. •   Learn about the history, background and operation of polluting facilities. •   Receive information on the threat industrial pollution poses to our community. •   Find out more about environmental health concerns: toxic chemicals, particulate matter emissions, air and water quality. •   Understand how our health is impacted by environmental pollution. •   Obtain practical resources for action in your community. The round-trip bus tour picks-up at the Kentucky International Convention Center, on Market Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. For more information click here. see YOUTH TOUR Wednesday, June 19th, from 1:00-3:00 (before Youth Caucus Orientation and Opening Celebration!) This special tour for middle school and high school-aged youth, family members and adult advisors/sponsors, is $20.  Register here. PRE-GA ALL AGES TOUR Wednesday, June 19th, from 3:45-5:45 (conflicts with Youth & Sponsor Orientation) $20 Fee -- Register here.

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