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Jalonne White-Newsome is the first in this role created by Executive Order 14096.

Headshot of Jalonne White-Newsome

Jalonne White-Newsome is the first in this role created by Executive Order 14096.

Jalonne White-Newsome is the White House’s first environmental justice officer

This position is part of the Biden administration’s work to prioritize environmental justice in addition to meeting climate goals.

Jalonne White-Newsome is the first in this role created by Executive Order 14096.

   

The Biden administration’s Justice 40 initiative is a sustained financial investment into communities overburdened with pollution and disproportionately bearing the brunt of climate change. We’ll learn about programs that introduce nature-based solutions like tree planting to help urban residents adapt to hotter temperatures, flooding and poor air quality.

Reset learns more about the way the White House is prioritizing environmental justice, and how that applies to the Chicago area.

To stay up to date on funding opportunities, events and resources, sign up for the White House Council on Environmental Quality EJ Connector newsletter.

GUESTS: Jalonne White-Newsome, Federal Chief Environmental Justice Officer, The White House

Karen Weigert, director of Loyola University Chicago’s Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility, Reset sustainability contributor

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