by Chris Shaw
The Sierra Club will hold its 12th annual Grassroots Environmental Conference this Saturday at Lindenwood Christian Church. The conference will cover a wide variety of subjects, with a focus on health, safety, and quality of life. Government regulations, air pollution standards, ways to save polluted rivers, and ways to generate more green jobs will also be discussed.
The keynote speaker is Rev. Lennox Yearwood, president and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus. Yearwood served many years as a chaplain in the military and now leads efforts to bring awareness to environmental justice and social justice activism. Also speaking at the conference is Jeananne Gettle of the Environmental Protection Agency and acting director of the Office of Air, Pesticides and Toxic Management. Gettle will speak on the EPA's new regulations to curb carbon emissions from coal plants and other sources.
The 12th Annual Grassroots Environmental Conference will be this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The conference is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. To register, click here or call 901-497-5798.