“Connecting for Sustainability: Collaborative Paths to Environmental Justice” Panel





Time, clock icon - Free download on Iconfinder 1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Event Contact Info

Nicole Kennard: nicole.kennard@gatech.edu

Event Location

Atlantic Theater, John Lewis Student Center, 351 Ferst Dr NW

"Connecting for Sustainability: Collaborative Paths to Environmental Justice" Panel (part of the Sustainability Showcase)

Panel Session, moderated by Eric Greenlee (BBISS PhD Fellow, College of Computing)

This panel will feature three different researcher-community partner pairs speaking about their collaborative projects working toward environmental and climate justice. Panelists will speak about the value of gaining different perspectives throughout their partnerships, whilst also commenting on the challenges often faced in building and maintaining trusting partnerships and how these challenges can be overcome.

The collaborative projects featured in this panel include: 1) the investigation of household energy efficiency issues in historically marginalized communities in the Southeast; 2) the co-development of climate mitigation strategies and tools with community members and public officials in the Savannah area; 3) and the creation of data-driven trackers and tools to prevent eviction in the city of Atlanta.

Panelists partner pairs include: 1) Dr. Jung-Ho (John) Lewe (Aerospace Systems Design Lab, GT) & Dr. Erica Holloman-Hill (Ayika Solutions); 2) Dr. Russell Clark (Institute for People & Technology / The Coastal Equity and Resilience Hub, GT Savannah) & Ofun Egunjobi, C.E.A.R. Hubcommunity liaison and Community micro-farm director (The Harambee House); 3) Dr. Elora Raymond (School of City & Regional Planning, GT) & Alison Johnson (Housing Justice League)