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A Just Transition in Transportation
Transportation and climate justice can’t be separated. Here is Washington State roads and highways account for nearly half of our greenhouse gas emissions; at the same time, we have one of the country’s highest rates of asthma. People of color are disproportionately affected by both.

For decades the decisions about transportation investments have been made without regard to the pollution they create or its impacts on people’s health. Billions of dollars are poured into expanding highways that fail repeatedly to tame the beast of congestion while robbing communities of life-saving safety improvements and basic transit service.

What if we could pinpoint exactly how much more pollution and climate change will be generated by a new highway proposal? Would our smart, progressive legislators sit up and listen?

Front and Centered, a coalition of BIPOC groups from around the state, join forces with Disability Rights Washington, 350WA and others, to unveil a new tool created by the Rocky Mountain Institute that uses peer-reviewed methods to calculate the long-term impacts of building more highways and roads.

Join us for an exciting community briefing with national leaders in transportation and climate activism to learn how you can put this tool into action to fight for more transit, safer streets, and cleaner air where you live.

Speakers Include:

Rosalinda Guillen - Community to Community, Advocate for farmworker rights and rural justice leader
Anna Zivarts - Disability Rights Washington
Stephen Lee Davis - Smart Growth America
Ben Holland - Rocky Mountain Institute
Andrew Kidde - 350WA
Paulo Nunes-Ueno -- Front and Centered

Oct 21, 2021 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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