55 youth, adults, and NAACP members gathered at the Hadley Park Community Center on Earth Day, April 22, to celebrate Environmental Justice Earth Day with a program geared toward youth and nutrition. BURNT has a long history of observing environmental justice. Our issues–solid waste, landfills, chemicals, and pesticides have a significant impact on poor and minority. Those with the worst health suffer the greatest pollution yet have the fewest tools to fight back. Our events are
targeted toward poor and minority.
At the “Environmental Justice Earth Day” we taught the youth that 50% of their calories came from sugar in soft drinks. We thank Ms. Barbara A. Manual the Director of the Hadley Park Community Center for hosting this event three years in a row. Dr. Blondell Strong and the NAACP compiled the program. Community Food Advocates, Green Fork Academy, Master Gardeners of Davidson County,
Earth Saver’s-TN, and the NAACP were among those groups which participate.
Attached is the program for the event: Earth Day Program 2015