EPA to Hold June 15 Webinar on Understanding Environmental Justice through EPA tools: EJSCREEN and EnviroAtlas

The Environmental Protection Agency will be holding a webinar June 15 at 3 PM ET on understanding environmental justice through the use of two EPA tools: EJSCREEN and EnviroAtlas.

EJScreen is an environmental justice mapping and screening tool that provides a nationally consistent dataset and approach for combining environmental and demographic indicators. EJScreen users choose a geographic area, and the tool then provides demographic and environmental information for that area. EnviroAtlas is a data-rich, web-based decision support tool that combines maps, analysis tools, downloadable data, and informational resources. It is used by states, tribes, communities, and individuals to help inform policy and planning decisions.

EPA’s announcement highlights that EJScreen and EnviroAtlas can be used together, and notes that the webinar will demonstrate how to use EJScreen data in EnviroAtlas and vice versa. The Agency also intends to show how the two tools were used together in a lesson plan, Considering Environmental Justice in Building a Greenway: A Case Study. This webinar will provide overviews and live demonstrations of both tools with a focus on EJ issues. Registration is available online.