EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to hold public CEC meeting in her hometown July 11

Activism & Community, Green, National Politics

June 28th, 2012

At the Intercontinental New Orleans on July 11,
universities and community leaders from across North America will be engaged in
a town hall with the three environment ministers of Canada,
and the United States for the 2012 Commission
for Environmental Cooperation
(CEC) Council Session: Community and
Ecosystem Resilience in North America. 
town hall format is a first for the CEC council meeting.

US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will
host Canada’s
Environment Minister Peter Kent and Mexico’s Environment
Secretary Juan Elvira Quesada in her hometown, New Orleans,
to hear how citizens are
collaboratively protecting, sustaining and restoring the health of
people, communities and ecosystems.

The three ministers will be joined by participants that will
include both Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu of New Orleans
and Mayor Madeleine Redfern of Iqaluit,
Nunavut; public health professionals from Alaska and Lake Chapala, Mexico; and conservationists from Culiacan, Mexico
and Saskatchewan, Canada. Local NGOs and universities
will also be present.

For the full list of
speakers and events for Council 2012, click here. Updates to the agenda are being
made often so be sure to check back.

The public must
register online at www.cec.org/council2012.

If you can’t make it in
person, watch the CEC live webcast starting at 1:45 p.m. on July 11. Participate
by asking questions on our liveblog or Facebook, or by joining the
conversation on Twitter @CECWeb
using the hashtags #communities and #CEC12.

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