Join us on Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00 PM for Let’s Talk Trash, an online discussion of Oregon PSR’s campaign to oppose trash incineration in Marion County and beyond. We’ll explore the health effects of waste incineration, how we can eliminate the burning of trash in Oregon, and a zero-waste system that reduces trash and pollution while protecting and putting the health of Oregon’s communities first.
We will be joined by Patricia Kullberg, MD, MPH, Oregon PSR Healthy Climate Action Team member and the former Medical Director of Multnomah County Health Department. Dr. Kullberg will walk us through what incineration is, the toxic pollutants emitted by incinerators like Covanta Marion, and the risk factors that incineration can have on community health and the surrounding environment.
Carina Perez Europa, Oregon PSR’s Marion County Clean Air Organizer, will discuss our efforts to oppose the Covanta Marion incinerator and promote alternative waste management systems that could replace incineration, share examples of similar projects across the nation, and let you know how you can get involved in our anti-incineration work.
David De La Torre, Oregon PSR’s Healthy Climate Program Director, will explain how opposing waste incineration fits into the work that we do to protect public health and the environment while centering our work in justice and equity for communities, especially those that have long been disproportionately negatively impacted by energy and environmental policies.