DSCEJ Celebrates Earth Day

The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) celebrated Earth Day on Saturday, April 20, 2002 by participating in the Mayor’s Annual Earth Day Celebration.  The event, sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Affairs, was held in conjunction with the Department of Parks and Parkways, New Orleans Recreational Department, Louisiana Nature Center, and the Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities.  The event was held in the beautiful Joe Brown Memorial Park.

Students for Environmental Justice Club, April 20, 2002

The event was well attended by the staff of the DSCEJ and the Students for Environmental Justice Club was also well represented.  The daylong event emphasized sustainable business practices that help to improve the environment, a subject that has received recent attention at the DSCEJ.  Many organizations displayed exhibits providing information about their organizations and services.  The DSCEJ’s exhibit was well received and many visitors to the celebration stopped by to inquire about the posters, which gave insight to the center’s many programs and goals.

Contact Info: Mary I. Williams, Xavier University of Louisiana, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, 504.304.3321.


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