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Dr. Kyle Brown to Speak on Sustainable Communities

At the upcoming DNOC monthly meeting on September 3rd, our speaker will be Dr. Kyle D. Brown, Director of the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona University.  Since 1994, the Lyle Center has been committed to promoting safe, healthy, and sustainable environments for all people through education, research, and community outreach. 
Dr. Brown will be sharing his work on the relationships between pollution, health, economic growth and quality of life in disadvantaged communities. 

Recent research documents the negative health effects of long-term pollution exposure to air and water pollutants, experienced by individuals from a variety of sources in their environments. California has adopted a method for comparing pollution burdens across communities throughout the State.

Many Southern California communities, including many North OC neighborhoods, have pollution burdens well above State averages.  These burdens are often greatest in communities that lack political and economic power.  Dr. Brown’s work investigates the impact of these burdens, as well as the potential for regenerating polluted neighborhoods through empowerment, education, and action.  His presentation will include valuable information about pollution exposure in our own communities, and share examples of actions from his Center’s work in Pomona..

The DNOC meets at The Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N. Harbor Blvd. in Fullerton.  Dinner & Socializing  6-7 pm, General Meeting & Speaker 7 pm.