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Memphis Mayoral Candidates Environmental Forum

August 22, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A broad coalition of environmental organizations are hosting 2 election events this year!
On August 22, Candidates for Memphis Mayor will engage in a Forum format to answer questions about environment, sustainability, and infrastructure concerns and ideas. Questions range from Clean Water, Energy, Transit and Environmental Justice, among others. Voters will hear Candidates express their views.
ABOUT THE EVENT HOSTS and COSPONSORS:
**Sierra Club www.SierraClub.org
To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.
**21st Century Memphis or Bust! 21stcenturymemphis@gmail.com
Consisting of concerned customers pushing to bring Memphis Light, Gas, & Water into the 21st century by advocating for transparency from, accountability for, and better communication with our publicly-owned utility company, which is regulated by its City Mayor-Appointed Board of Commissioners and the City Council.
**Black Millennials for Flint www.blackmillennials4flint.org
Black Millennials for Flint envisions a nation where community leaders unite to seek environmental justice for lead-free African American & Latino communities.
**Climate Reality Project www.ClimateRealityProject.org
The mission of the Climate Reality Project is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society.
**Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
www.greenandhealthyhomes.org
The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative is dedicated to addressing the social determinants of health, opportunity and equity through the creation of healthy, safe and energy efficient homes. By delivering a standard of excellence in its work, GHHI aims to eradicate the negative health impacts of unhealthy housing and unjust policies for children, seniors and families to ensure better health, economic and social outcomes in historically disinvested communities – with an emphasis on communities of color.
**Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope (MICAH) www.micahmemphis.org
Equipping people of faith and goodwill to organize communities for systemic change through collective action.
**Memphis Community Against Pollution (MCAP) www.memphiscap.org
MCAP has fought and beat Valero Energy Corporation and Plains All American’s multi-billion-dollar crude oil Byhalia Pipeline. The company sought to profit $7B in yearly revenue while risking the drinking water of the community and forcibly taking private land. We’ve passed just laws to protect our community into the future and are now fighting against the lack of transparency with TVA’s toxic coal ash plans.
**Protect Our Aquifer www.ProtectOurAquifer.org
Protect Our Aquifer was founded in late 2016 and has grown into a leading voice for the science-based protection of the Memphis Sand Aquifer. POA stewards a force of citizen advocates challenging threats to the drinking water supply. The organization serves as a critical tool to unify the diverse stakeholders of water management.
**Sowing Justice www.sowingjustice.org/
The mission of Sowing Justice is to utilize Environmental Justice principles to increase civic engagement beyond voting utilizing citizen science, organizing tools, and resources for healthy and safe communities.
**Wolf River Conservancy www.WolfRiver.org
The Wolf River Conservancy is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the Wolf River and its watershed as a sustainable natural resource.

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Date:
August 22, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Website:
https://fb.me/e/F5FAlY2W

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