Faculty & Staff

Environmental Justice: Think Globally, Act Locally::Rescheduled for Tuesday, March 26

Is the United States failing its citizens in areas such as air and water quality, global climate change and exposure to toxic chemicals? Is the U.S. also wronging citizens of other countries and future generations? Join two ICC faculty members as they discuss Environmental Justice: Think Globally, Act Locally.
The presentation will be Tuesday, March 26, at 11 am, in ICC’s Lecture/Recital Hall Room 127F, on the East Peoria campus. The event is open to the public, and admission is free. This presentation was rescheduled from February 26 due to inclement weather.
ICC faculty members Bill Cook and Dr. Edward Abplanalp will focus on various aspects of environmental racism, environmental health and climate justice. Cook, a professor of chemistry at ICC and a former chemist for the Illinois State Water Survey, will discuss some of the history that precipitated the environmental movement and led to the development of key environmental legislation and agencies. Dr. Abplanalp, a professor of philosophy and religion at ICC, will examine the moral philosophy behind environmental justice and discuss the newest NAACP report on environmental justice and coal-fired power plants—a report in which the state of Illinois ranks last.
The event is part of the Lecture Arts Series, a series of presentations sponsored by the ICC Arts and Communication Department. For more information, call Ext. 5136.