2012 Embassy Events
U.S. Speakers Share Best Practices on Sustainable and Equitable Development
June 9, 2012
The Head of the Sierra Club’s Environmental Justice Program, Leslie Fields, and environmental justice consultant, Vernice Miller-Travis, spent May 29-30 in The Bahamas sharing insights on the evolution of the Environmental Justice movement in the U.S. with a focus on the unique development challenges facing small island nations.
The two day visit took the speakers to the Exumas where they advised a community-based organization that is actively engaging at-risk youth through environmental stewardship projects. Their visit also included meetings with the newly elected government and a roundtable with twenty civil society leaders, environmental advocates, business leaders, and academics.