2014 Solutions Conference

​​​​​​​"​Eco-Equity:  The Crossroads Between Cultural Diversity and Environmental Health"

The 2014 Solutions Conference presents "Eco-Equity: The Crossroads Between Cultural Diversity and Environmental Health."  Environmental justice promotes a fair distribution of environmental benefits and burdens. Eco-Equity will revolve around the ability of all communities to protect their health, safety, and economic interests from unjust environmental degradation. Historically underprivileged populations and minorities are survivors of cultural genocide. The loss of these communities impacts all of humanity.

Through five panels, experts and practitioners from all over the country will explore the many current legal issues sparked by Environmental Justice.

This conference is sponsored by the Student Bar Association, Office of Student Affairs and Diversity, Black Law Student Association, Environmental Law Society, Latin American Law Students Association, and Native American Law Students Association.

Schedule of Events



RegistrationRegistration2014-03-28T12:00:00Z2014-03-28T12:30:00ZChase Center3378:00 AM8:30 AM
Open AddressOpen Address2014-03-28T12:30:00Z2014-03-28T12:45:00ZChase Center3388:30 AM8:45 AM
Indigenous RightsIndigenous Rights2014-03-28T12:45:00Z2014-03-28T14:10:00ZChase Center3398:45 AM10:10 AMThis panel will consider Indigenous Rights and the Environment through discussion of the advocacy tools available to indigenous people and how these tools may be implemented in other communities.
Civil RightsCivil Rights2014-03-28T14:25:00Z2014-03-28T15:25:00ZChase Center34010:25 AM11:25 AMThis panel will provide a legal advocacy cookbook. Speakers on this panel will provide guidance on how to motivate the public to take action against environmental injustices, prove standing in environmental justice litigation, and what remedies are available through an environmental law suit.
IndustrializationIndustrialization2014-03-28T15:35:00Z2014-03-28T16:50:00ZChase Center34111:35 AM12:50 PMThis panel will consist of several case studies where communities have successfully risen against the threats of industrialization and poor waste management planning.
LunchLunch2014-03-28T16:50:00Z2014-03-28T18:00:00ZChase Center34212:50 PM2:00 PM
Developing Natural ResourcesDeveloping Natural Resources2014-03-28T18:00:00Z2014-03-28T19:15:00ZChase Center3432:00 PM3:15 PMThis panel will focus on Developing Natural Resources, weighing economic rights against impacts on culture, health, and the environment.
EJ on an International ScaleEJ on an International Scale2014-03-28T19:25:00Z2014-03-28T20:25:00ZChase Center3443:25 PM4:25 PMThis panel will focus on promoting environmental justice on an international scale, and striking a balance between environmental advocacy and the promotion of cultural traditions. Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd and Professor Betsy Baker of Vermont Law School will sit on this final panel. Following their individual presentations, we will facilitate an in-depth Q&A session and initiate a conversation between the two.
ReceptionReception2014-03-28T20:25:00Z2014-03-28T22:00:00ZChase Center3454:25 PM6:00 PM

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