The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative at Five Years; November 3rd, 2021, from 8-9PM Eastern/5-6PM Pacific

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On Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021, from 8-9PM Eastern/5-6PM Pacific, EDGI will hold a birthday celebration of our fifth year as an organization! Join us as we celebrate our recent accomplishments and hear from Kelsey Breseman, Chris Sellers, Marianne Sullivan, and other working group leads about what to expect going forward – and how you can get involved.

Over the last year, as the Biden administration has sought to mend Trump-era ravaging of environmental governance, EDGI has continued to find compelling need for our work. The main difference is that now we have more hope of bringing federal environmental data and governance in line with our vision. Continuing to monitor changes to government websites, we’ve advocated for heightened standards for transparency and accessibility of environmental information and a greater federal commitment to science literacy. We’re exploring better ways of holding polluters as well as agencies accountable for environmental harm, from protecting the voices and input of scientists to documenting and analyzing agency capture by corporate interests. We’re forging new models for making environmental data more available and useful for all communities, to enable more democratic relations between agencies, people, and lands. Still vigilant and well-prepared to illustrate the harms we witness, we’ve been working hard to envision and enable a future of more just and participatory environmental governance, with much work still to be done.  

Come join us for EDGI’s birthday celebration. We’ll hear from:

  • Kelsey Breseman, EDGI’s Civic Science Fellow, will host the event and facilitate discussion. 
  • Chris Sellers, working group lead at EDGI and professor of history at Stony Brook University, will discuss the highlights of EDGI’s work across the last year.   
  • Marianne Sullivan, professor of public health at William Paterson University, will reflect on her years of volunteer work with EDGI’s “policy monitoring and interviewing” working group.
  • Working group leads across EDGI’s realms of expertise will host breakout rooms where attendees can meet, ask questions of, and socialize with current EDGI members as we celebrate a year of accomplishments.  

Register here.

We hope you can join.