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Tomorrow: enviros launch attack on diesel pollution

 

Clean Water Action's Annie Costner sends word about efforts to fight diesel pollution:

Cities and Towns, Students, and Activists Gather for ‘Diesel Pollution Revolution’ A Day of Action Highlighting Citizen Based Advocacy to Prevent Toxic Diesel Pollution
 
When: Saturday December 6th, 11AM - 2PM
 
Where: Brown Center for Environmental Studies Urban Environmental Lab, 135 Angell St. Providence, RI
 
Agenda:
Speakers at 11AM include:
Public Health and Environmental Justice, Jim Ginda, RI Society for Respiratory Care
"Pollution Patrols," Ilyse Sakamoto & Alyson Jeanne, Diesel Pollution Initiative Activists
"Newport's Anti-Idling Campaign," Al Lowe, Newport Energy & Environment Commission
"Clean School Bus Success Story," Warwick Schools
 
12PM Technology Demonstration & Free Food
School Bus retrofits - What are they?
 
1PM What You Can Do
Group 1 - Students, Activists, Concerned Citizens: Local pollution walking tour
Group 2 - Municipal Leaders, School Administrators, Public Works: Maximizing emissions reductions thru local ordinances, service contracts and available funding – led by Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Clean Water Action 

Why: More than 100,000 Rhode Islanders suffer from asthma. Providence County ranks among the worst 6% of all U.S. counties for health risks from diesel pollution. The cancer risk from black diesel soot is 8 times greater than all 133 air toxics tracked by the EPA combined.  But diesel pollution has a solution, and you can help.
 
Cities and towns, students and citizens alike can find ways to transform diesels, the workhorse engines of our economy, into cleaner safer vehicles. People can find out what their city or town can do to take advantage of advanced pollution control technology.

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