New Jersey is known as the Garden State, but few understand that the name was meant to highlight the fact the other states such as New York and Pennsylvania traditionally used New Jersey as their garden—a place to take beneficial resources for their own use and then bury their refuse, back when it was customary to bury your garbage in your backyard. But why? Why do some locations and some populations end up with most of the environmental problems and others reap most of the benefits? And what can we do about it? From economics to discrimination, this talk focuses on the various causes of environmental inequality and its effects, and on ways that these inequalities can be prevented. This program is presented by Maritza Jauregui, Ph.D. Dr. Jauregui is an Associate Professor of Sustainability at Stockton University in Galloway, NJ.
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This event is sponsored by the East Brunswick Public Library and the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission. It is funded by the American Library Association's "Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change" pilot program.