Sponsored by the AIA Baltimore Committee on the Environment + Resilience
This presentation will address environmental justice issues and how they affect the built environment in Baltimore. Presenter Ruth Ann Norton will discuss neighborhood environmental health, the proximity of pollution sources to specific communities, as well the transformational impact healthy housing has on a path to lowering racial and health disparities and opening better life opportunities for all.
Speaker: Ruth Ann Norton, President & CEO of Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
Ruth Ann Norton serves as President & CEO of the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), a national nonprofit founded in 1986 dedicated to the elimination of childhood lead poisoning and the creation of healthy, safe and energy efficient housing for America’s children. A dedicated advocate for healthy housing, she broadened the mission of the organization, formerly the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, by designing a groundbreaking national program built on a framework of cross-sector collaboration to efficiently deliver green, healthy and safe homes in communities throughout the United States.
Moderator: Peter Doo, FAIA, Architect and Principal, Doo Consulting
Peter Doo, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is the founder and a Principal of Doo Consulting LLC and a recognized leader in sustainability. An early LEED Accredited Professional, he now works with a variety of rating systems including LEED, Green Globes, the Living Building Challenge and National Green Building Standards.