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Environmental Justice, Neighborhood Strengths & Assets

What does environmental justice mean to you?

  • Everything being equal
  • Respecting your neighbors (not fearing)
  • Conditions in the environment (clean water, heat, air)
  • Protecting your environment so that you environment protects you
  • Land, surroundings, climate homes, water, trees
Neighborhood Strengths
  • Good neighborhood
  • Family
  • Close to work
  • Quiet (sleep well)
  • Good neighbors
  • Historical properties
  • Backyards 
  • Close highway
  • Welcoming
  • Friendly
  • History
  • Most part safe – limited violence
  • Close knit community
  • Love to help each other
  • 60 yr. old stakeholders
  • Accountability from neighbors
  • Friendly
  • Service calls are low
  • Interesting history
  • Cleanliness
  • Quietness

Assets

  • Work with churches
  • Working with neighbors
  • Rev. Hailstock

Exploring the Issues: Heat, Flooding, Hazardous Materials & Other

Heat

  • 7 Streets – high reduction in tree – see map for specific area
  • Development downtown – reduction in trees
  • AEP cuts down trees
  • Cooler on Florida Avenue
  • No increase in heat, but there has been an increase in utilities
  • Trees are limited

Flooding

  • Florida & Main Street House has flooding
  • 517 Florida Ave (down from Map Street
  • Grace & Franklin flooding homes

Hazardous Material & Other

  • Unintended speed bump – Peyton Street
  • Leaves on Grace Street
    • Narrow sidewalk
    • Safety hazard

Opportunities for Change

Individual

  • Do something about it
  • Report to the fire department
  • Educate myself
  • Attend more community meetings
  • Attend city council meetings
  • Voice opinions
  • Recycle More
  • Report
  • Protest
  • Call the local organization
  • Petition
  • Vote

Do With Others

  • Host more events like this to inform and stay informed
  • Complain to appropriate offices about injustices such as natural speed bumps
  • Attend the meetings – school board
  • Lend helping hand
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Cookout
  • Form a community group that meets up
  • Contact Environmental Justice Team
  • Neighborhood Meeting
  • Petition
  • Take Action

Institutions and the Local Government

  • Listen to concerns and what lays heavy on us to address
  • “Stop talking about it and be about it”
  • Assess situations and investigate

   

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