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Thursday, February 3, 2011

SF EcoCenter wins EPA Award


From the Bay Citizen,
The EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park, operated by the Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ), is truly a diamond in the rough.

Nestled deep in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood among a tallow rendering plant, a wastewater treatment facility, a concrete plant, and one of the state's largest Superfund sites, the environmental justice education facility may just be the Bay Area's most innovative green building.

Solidifying the EcoCenter's spot as environmental jewel, it was awarded the Environmental Protection Agency's 2010 National Achievements in Environmental Justice Award. According to the EPA, the award "recognizes partnerships that address local environmental justice concerns and result in positive environmental and human health benefits in communities." Only five awards were given out last year.

Read more at the the Bay Citizen,

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