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Thursday, December 23, 2010

EPA Announces 2010 Environmental Justice Awards - TreeHugger.com

The EPA's environmental justice working group was only revived this year, but the agency has been giving out awards for leaders in the area for a few years. This year's winners represent different regions and are focusing on different problems, but all unified in the struggle for environmental justice. Five awards were given to multi-stakeholder partnerships representing 35 organizations.

The 2010 winners include San Francisco's EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park "for creating an environmental justice education center for use by the residents San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point and other communities with environmental justice concerns."

The center is San Francisco's first completely off-grid building and the first environmental justice education center in the Bay Area.

More at treehugger.com

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