Public Health & Environmental Justice News & Updates

Resolution Calling for Hearings on Expanding Urban Farming in Philadelphia

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Grounded Blog: Maintaining Fish as a Public Resource

Elements of food sovereignty is seeping into the consciousness of people who are looking to create – or re-create, a food system based on respect, sustainability and local communities.

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Our Work Profiled in Urban Agriculture Report

In a report written by Charlotte Prové of the Institution for Agriculture and Fisheries Research, Amy Laura Cahn, an attorney with the Public Interest Law Center, has been cited as one of the pioneers in the fight for environmental justice in the city, where issues such as zoning codes are preventing the development of urban agriculture. Read more

Law Center Signs on to Chemical Security RFI Comments

The Law Center recently signed on to The Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disaster’s extensive technical comments regarding the EPA’s Request for Information. Read more

The Benefit of Surveys in Preserving Urban Gardening

The Grist’s Christopher Weber explains how garden counting plays a crucial role in advocacy. Showing the number of gardens in cities has proven to be one tool in highlighting the benefits and positive impact of urban agriculture on communities.  The Law Center’s Amy Laura Cahn has assisted two UPenn students, Michael Paci and Swaroop Rao, in their survey efforts. The raw numbers help establish gardens as a constituency.  Read the full article here.