** MEDIA ADVISORY **
Listening Sessions Aim To Shape The Future Of Nevada With Input From Residents About Housing Costs, Transportation, Water, And Extreme Heat.
Gift cards will be awarded for ALL in person participants
Saturday, Oct 21st 2023
12-1:30 PM PST
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Las Vegas, NV – In a time where record-breaking heat waves across the globe are making it impossible to ignore the change in our climate and the impact on frontline workers, listening to the affected communities to implement changes is crucial.
The Nevada Environmental Justice Coalition and Southern Nevada Strong invite residents to the first of many Community Listening Sessions. The purpose of the Listening Sessions is to understand the environmental impacts and perspectives of Nevada residents. Discussion topics will be related to housing costs, transportation, water, and extreme heat.
The data collected will be used to produce a public report of the findings to guide public policy discussions and support future research. The feedback received will also be incorporated in the upcoming update of the Southern Nevada Strong Regional Plan, an effort that promotes environmental justice in land use and transportation decisions across the region. The idea behind the initiative is to use real personal stories of shared experiences in our community to help create an equitable, just, and sustainable future for all Nevadans.
Space is limited! Register to receive the location address. Attendees will receive a $25 gift card for participating. Let your voice be heard by those ready to listen to bring about positive change!
ABOUT Nevada Environmental Justice Coalition: The Nevada Environmental Justice Coalition is a network of organizations committed to ensuring that equity, justice, and sustainability are brought into governmental decision-making in the face of climate change. We implement this by discussing the impacts of a disrupted climate, sharing information, and coordinating strategies and tactics to create meaningful solutions to the challenges we face. Our goal is to encourage equitable growth, improved corporate business models, and responsible planning at all levels and to address climate change and apply an intersectional approach to addressing the challenges and finding meaningful solutions. The Nevada Environmental Justice Coalition is comprised of the following organizations: Center for Biological Diversity, Boyd Law Environmental Law Society, Chispa NV, Faith in Action, Great Basin Resource Watch, Las Vegas Democratic Socialists of America, Nevada Plants, Make It Work Nevada, Make the Road Nevada, Native Voters Alliance of Nevada, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter, Somos, and Sunrise Movement Las Vegas.ABOUT Southern Nevada Strong: The Southern Nevada Strong Regional Plan created an inclusive community vision for managing growth alongside Southern Nevada residents. The Plan is our region’s first comprehensive blueprint for building a sustainable community, promoting land use and transportation strategies to realize a higher quality of life for all of our residents. The Plan was developed with extensive input from the public and adopted by Southern Nevada’s local governments in 2015. Southern Nevada Strong has co-led additional community-driven efforts since then, such as the Southern Nevada Extreme Heat Vulnerability Analysis and the Southern Nevada Strong Healthy Food Access Map. The Plan is administered by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada with support from a steering committee made up of more than a dozen local and regional agencies. The forthcoming update will be the first comprehensive update to the Plan since its adoption.