For Immediate Release
All Zones
September 18,  2000
For More Information Contact:
Roxane M. Geraci at (219) 980-6686
Indiana University Northwest
Office of Marketingand Communications
rgeraci@iunhaw1.iun.indiana.edu
Environmental Justice Resource Center Hosts Open House

The Northwest Indiana EnvironmentalJustice Resource Center at Indiana UniversityNorthwest will host an Open House on Monday, September 25 from 5 to8 p.m. in the University Libraryon the second floor. Environment and health resources will be availableand include information on air quality/air pollution, asthma, brownfields,contaminated sediments/dredging, dumping, illegal “fly”, environmentaleducation, lead poisoning, parks/natural areas, pesticides/toxic chemical,transportation, and water quality/water pollution.

Information at the Environmental Justice Resource Center is availablein various formats including: publications, CD-ROM’s and software, censusand other demographic data, GIS (geographic information systems) maps andsoftware, government and law publications, internet web sites, news mediaarticles/newsletters, periodicals and journals, local reports and studies,and videos and films. 

The Environmental Justice Resource Center is the result of a partnershipbetween Indiana University Northwest and the GrandCal Task Force, LACASA,Gary Neighborhood Services, Lake County Minority Health Coalition, GreaterHammond Community Services, Metro Corps of Gary, CalumetProject and Health Visions Midwest. The Community/University PartnershipGrants Program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),Office of EnvironmentalJustice, makes the majority of the Center’s funding possible.

“The Center enables community groups and individuals with tools to formulateeffective strategies toward local and regional environmental concerns,”says Tim Sutherland of IU Northwest. 

More information on the Northwest Indiana EnvironmentalJustice Resource Center or the Sept. 25 Open House is at 219-980-5612or at sutherla@indiana.edu.The Center’s website is at www.lib.iun.indiana.edu

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