For Immediate Release
June 4, 2009
National Group of Investors to Examine the Environmental Impacts
of Industrial Corporations on Louisiana Communities
- Advocates for Environmental Human Rights
- Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility
- Trillium Asset Management Corporation
- Mossville Environmental Action Now
- United Houma Nation
- Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
- The Subra Company
- Gulf Restoration Network
Advocates for Environmental Human Rights (“AEHR”) will host a fact-finding mission on environmental justice for the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility (“ICCR”), which is holding its annual conference in New Orleans this week (June 2 -5, 2009). ICCR’s membership is an association of 275 faith-based institutional investors, including national denominations, religious communities, pension funds, foundations, hospital corporations, economic development funds, asset management companies, colleges, and unions that are dedicated to transforming corporate policies and practices to ensure justice and sustainability. The environmental justice bus tour will start in New Orleans and travel to the community of Mossville, near Lake Charles. Local environmental justice, indigenous community, and coastal restoration groups will present information to ICCR members that details the environmental and health impacts of industrial operations in their communities.
Friday, June 5, 2009 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The bus tour will depart from the Loews Hotel at 300 Poydras Street and continue to Mossville, LA.