Sr. Representative Labor and Economic Justice Program, Sierra Club
Sierra Club has been working on environmental justice issues in Puerto Rico for the last 13 years and among their victories include the designation of the Northeast Ecological Corridor, the fight to stop the Arecibo incinerator, and making Puerto Rico a zero waste zone. After Hurricanes Irma and Maria, we partnered with several civic and community organizations in the recovery effort, and now we are actively organizing with them to promote energy democracy and for a clean and resilient electrical grid.
Meghan Chapple, Director, GW Office of Sustainability
The GW Office of Sustainability leads the university in its commitment to being a model of urban sustainability and resilience by building a greener campus, supporting student ideas and creating a culture of sustainability. The Office addresses the university's impact on the planet and its inhabitants by working closely with students, faculty and staff across the institution.
Professor Ann Goldman, Milken Institute School of Public Health
Professor Goldman will discuss the current study to estimate the excess mortality tied to Hurricane Maria. The research team is also evaluating the CDC's guidelines for identifying mortality during such a disaster.