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Camden Environmental Summit 2021

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The Environmental Summit presents a diverse cross-section of the greater-Camden community for equity & inclusion in the environmental realm.

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The 5th annual Camden Environmental Summit, presented by New Jersey American Water, is the only event of its kind in the region. The 2021 Camden Environmental Summit provides an opportunity for community leaders, nonprofit organizations, environmental advocates, green businesses and government officials to unite under a common agenda virtually via Zoom, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join the Camden Collaborative Initiative (CCI) as we educate one another on the importance and effectiveness of collaboration to address stormwater management, climate resilience, brownfields redevelopment, illegal dumping, health and environmental education. Our goal is to make progress toward improving the quality of life and environment for Camden’s residents.

The Summit will feature a keynote address by Catherine Coleman Flowers. Catherine Coleman Flowers is an internationally recognized environmental activist, MacArthur “genius” grant recipient, and author. She has dedicated her life’s work to advocating for environmental justice, primarily equal access to clean water and functional sanitation for communities across the United States. In 2021, her leadership and fervor in fighting for solutions to these issues led her to one of her most notable appointments yet — Vice Chair of the Biden Administration’s inaugural White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council.

The Summit will also feature remarks from Camden Mayor Victor Carstarphen, NJDEP Deputy Commissioner Olivia Glenn, USEPA-Region 2 Regional Acting Administrator Walter Mugdan, a presentation of the 2021 Camden Environmental Hero Awards, and presentations on topics such as: stormwater utilities, illegal dumping, air quality, park access post-COVID, and the impact of climate change in Camden.

In 2020, over 250 people representing a diverse cross-section of the greater Camden community joined in onlie to discuss equity and inclusion in the environmental realm, acknowledging and recognizing the inequities deeply rooted in the development of Camden over time, and seeking out and sharing solutions to overcoming Camden's environmental legacy.

Agenda coming soon on www.camdencollaborative.com.

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The Camden Collaborative Initiative (CCI) is a solutions-oriented partnership between governmental, non-profit, private, and community-based organizations formed to identify and implement innovative strategies to improve the environment and the quality of life of Camden residents.

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