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Arielle King
36:13
Good afternoon everyone. I’ll be monitoring the chat box for our panelists. Feel free to post questions here throughout the discussion
Arielle King
38:45
https://usdac.us/nativeland
Arielle King
39:25
https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Climate-Change/GC3/Equity%20and%20Environmental%20Justice%20in%20Climate%20Solutions%20Webinar%20Series
Kathleen Maldonado
46:11
we've began calling a good swamp now
Kathleen Maldonado
46:25
food*
Gannon Long
47:03
@Kathleen Yes that is a great term/ description
Marianne Engelman-Lado
50:24
For more info on racist housing laws, see Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law, and Massey & Denton, American Apartheid, https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674018211.
Gannon Long
51:26
Center for Hartford engagement & Research at Trinity also has some great primary source materials and info on red lining, block busting, targeted insurance arsons, and other housing issues affecting neighborhoods in Hartford over the decades.
Brenda Watson
51:37
Evicted by Matthew Desmond focuses on rental housing issues. Very good book
Tanya Dwyer
51:42
Just found a great MAP for redlining at https://www.policymap.com/maps. Much of the HOLC designations that built the suburbs for White’s only can be seen there.
Marianne Engelman-Lado
52:36
See also Open Communities Alliance at https://www.ctoca.org/focus_areas#
Marianne Engelman-Lado
54:48
Please mute!
Lou Rosado Burch
55:07
the host should be able to mute
Gannon Long
55:17
not just the home ownership %s haven't changed in Hartford since the 1930s, the concentration of home ownership in the neighborhoods today is almost EXACTLY what it was in the 1930s. the exception being downtown, which is near the river and was once considered "slums." Of course that area today is corporate office parks and rental apartments.
Mark Mitchell
56:19
Is the graph for Covid-19 for the State of CT?
Disha she/her unceded Quinnipiac land (aka new haven, ct)
57:37
@kathleen “food apartheid” is a more encompassing term than “food swamp / desert” given that apartheid covers the ways in which lack of access to healthy food & how it is systematic. labeling an area as a food desert insinuates that there is not any access at all to food in a neighborhood, which is unlikely to be true since there are always corner stores, or smaller markets that stock the very basic essentials like soft drinks, canned food, etc. so while there is food in the area, the food is not healthy, & typically lacking in fresh fruits & vegetables. & this touches upon what Orlando is getting @ with housing / redlining & how grocery stores pick specific locations based off the zip codes & socioeconomic status of a neighborhood.
Gannon Long
59:30
can you maximize/ make it full screen?
Disha she/her unceded Quinnipiac land (aka new haven, ct)
59:32
orlando thank you for sharing. really appreciated the systematic breakdown of this issue
Stephanye R. Clarke
59:35
slideshow
Holly Lalime
01:00:13
You might be sharing the wrong screen
Mary Pelletier
01:00:31
FYI: tonight at 7pm, https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q0000020VRPAA2&mapLinkHref=
Gannon Long
01:00:47
Each one of these meeting softwares has different little quirks!
Mary Pelletier
01:02:24
Protecting & Revitalizing Urban-Suburban Riparian Corridors (case study North Branch Park River in the northwestern neighborhoods of Hartford - includes discussion of inequities and planning strategies to increase healthy nature in cities
Mary Pelletier
01:03:19
Protecting & Revitalizing Urban-Suburban Riparian Corridors (case study North Branch Park River in the northwestern neighborhoods of Hartford - includes discussion of inequities and planning strategies to increase healthy nature in cities: https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q0000020VRPAA2&mapLinkHref=
Sophie Watterson
01:03:46
@Disha yes!!
Danielle Donnelly - CPC
01:11:04
How are we quantifying the "non-energy benefits" and how can we use that calculation to spur adoption of energy assistance programs and energy efficiency /conservation work where possible
Mark Mitchell
01:16:21
LMI=Low and Moderate Income
Arielle King
01:19:26
Please add any other questions that you may have to this chat box
Mark Mitchell
01:19:32
Can you talk about how non-weather resistant housing (leaking roofs and windows) affects health?
Carmen Rumbaut
01:19:51
Could you put resources in the chat?
Danielle Donnelly - CPC
01:21:47
Follow up: how are we assigning a dollar amount to those pieces? Is there a methodology there?
Mark Mitchell
01:22:26
Should more of the Operation Fuel money be used for energy efficiency?
Kathleen Maldonado
01:22:27
I hear you disha.. also the corner stores are what I call a swamp, and they are also expensive even if they do have healthy options... I dont eat chef boyardee
Mark Mitchell
01:23:52
How much of health is associated with the Social Determinants of Health, vs healthcare delivery?
Eric Weiner
01:23:57
Check out the Climate Change and Health in Connecticut2020 Report from the Yale School of Public Healthhttps://publichealth.yale.edu/climate/YCCCH_CCHC2020Report_395366_5_v1.pdf
Kathy
01:24:01
Thank you Brenda! Also, the nonstop changing of incentive structures (as they are taking place now) sets up conditions for inequity. Only those who hear about the good incentives quickly and are ready to go quickly are able to take advantage of those incentives. These are those closest to the "source" and those who are not struggling with other barriers benefit. By the time the utilities do marketing to roll-out the new incentives, the community organizations hear about the new incentives, design and start their own marketing/outreach/education campaigns, register interest and help to overcome customer barriers, the "special" incentives are running out.
Orlando Velazco (he/his)
01:24:26
Re: the COVID data, it is publicly available at https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus, but only the most recent report is published. Older reports are supplanted.
Richard Pizzoferrato
01:25:25
Are you doing anything to address the greed and obscene profiteering of the energy companies?
RSturk (CT Green Bank)
01:26:25
Water infiltration can also cause mold.
Orlando Velazco (he/his)
01:26:52
Yes. Mold leads to respiratory issues. Thanks for adding that.
Kathy
01:27:34
Can you address fuel switching? Oh I guess you are right now. Thank you!
Orlando Velazco (he/his)
01:27:50
Mold triggers an immune response so you're generally going to feel worse and are more susceptible to other health problems.
lynne bonnett
01:28:58
can you support audits for state tax credit program that go to non profits for energy efficiency. Recently, in New Haven, we have an example of a property owner of multifamily homes that lists each property as its own nonprofit and has gotten 6 grants from this state program - as far as we can tell there has not been any oversight on whether these grants have been used appropriately. The lack of local oversight is astounding and so disappointing.
Mary Pelletier
01:29:27
Do the two of you see the need to reconfigure neighborhoods so as to increase walkable access to healthy nature, parks, local food sources (community gardens and farmers markets) neighborhood schools, . . . rather than $$$ for the commuter infrastructure
Richard Pizzoferrato
01:30:29
The answer is “no”
Laura Bozzi
01:30:29
Following up on Orlando’s reference to redlining, there was a study completed recently on the connection between redlining and climate change impacts https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/past-racist-redlining-practices-increased-climate-burden-on-minority-neighborhoods/
Arielle King
01:31:37
CCEJ’s Website: https://cceej.com/CCEJ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Connecticut-Coalition-for-Environmental-Justice-109711843855441Link to webinar series: https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Climate-Change/GC3/Equity%20and%20Environmental%20Justice%20in%20Climate%20Solutions%20Webinar%20Series
Gannon Long
01:34:07
@Mary - absolutely agree, investments in active transportation infrastructure are essential, as well as much better ROI
Patricia Taylor
01:34:07
Here's a resource -
Patricia Taylor
01:34:09
https://sustainability.yale.edu/take-action/sustainability-tour/green-spaces
Kathy
01:35:08
https://nhsofnewhaven.org/community-sustainability/
SusanCT
01:36:39
Jane Jacobs's book "Death and Life of Great American Cities" mentions that-that some green spaces aren't healthy because they are not safe.
Patricia Taylor
01:36:41
https://www3.epa.gov/region1/eco/uep/openspace.html
Susan Quincy
01:37:44
Transportation is a topic for our October 1 webnar. This might be addressed more during that.
Sherill Baldwin
01:38:14
thank you.
Gannon Long
01:38:16
https://www.ctprf.org/2020summit/
Gannon Long
01:38:22
November transportation summit
Gannon Long
01:38:23
online
Ashley Benitez Ou
01:38:23
Thank you!
Amy Paterson
01:38:34
Outstanding presentations. Thank you!
Susan Miller
01:38:37
Thank you!
Gwen Oliver
01:38:40
Thank you!
Mary Pelletier
01:38:40
thanks!
Kirsten Rigney
01:38:41
Thank you!
Gannon Long
01:38:42
thanks all! Great to hear from you, Orlando & Brenda
Sophie Watterson
01:38:42
Thank you both
Katrina Rhodes
01:38:45
Thank you
Kim Stoner
01:38:45
Thank you
Mark Mitchell
01:39:02
Very Good. Thanks
Susan Quincy
01:39:16
Thank you all. I will .now close the meeting