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Marion Institute to Co-sponsor 30th Local Environmental Action Conference

Local residents are cosponsoring a grassroots environmental action conference that will bring together over 400 activists working to protect their communities’ health and environment. This year’s 30th annual Local Environmental Action 2017 connects citizens with the information, skills, and experts to effectively advocate for their communities.

This year’s keynote speakers are Kandi Mossett and Lois Gibbs. Kandi has been a powerful indigenous leader as well as an environmental justice hero on the frontlines of the fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, and bring visibility to the impact that injustices have on indigenous groups across North America. Lois Gibbs, founder and executive director of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice, has actively played a critical role in the grassroots environmental health movement.

“Members of the Marion Institute have engaged hundreds of local residents in working towards a shared vision for a truly healthy, sustainable world,” said Claire Miller, Lead Community Organizer with Toxics Action Center. Toxics Action Center has been organizing this conference 28 years and has directly partnered with over 800 community groups working to clean up and prevent pollution.

The organizers of Local Environmental Action, Toxics Action Center is an environmental and public health nonprofit that works side-by-side with communities to cleanup and prevent pollution. Since 1987, Toxics Action Center has worked with over 800 communities and directly trained over 10,000 people. More information about Toxics Action Center is available at

The conference is Sunday, March 5th at Northeastern University in Boston. Discounted registration is available here for Marion Institute supporters. For more information, visit

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