Moving Beyond Plastics: The Environmental Justice Impacts of Plastic Pollution

June 27, 2023 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
Hybrid (in-person in DC & via webinar)

An Environmental Law Institute Women in Environmental Law and Leadership Public Seminar
Co-sponsored by the Monterey Bay Aquarium and WilmerHale LLP

Plastic pollution is a global environmental problem with a disproportionate impact on marginalized communities and other vulnerable groups.  Join the Environmental Law Institute, ELI’s Women in Environmental Law & Leadership (WELL) initiative, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and WilmerHale for an engaging panel that will explore the environmental justice implications of continued production and disposal of plastics.

Panelists from government, academia the nongovernmental and private sector will discuss the plastics problem through the lens of environmental justice. The panel will also address key domestic and international policy efforts, including the recently released report of The Minderoo-Monaco Commission on Plastics and Human Health.

This timely discussion will be held in person at the Washington DC offices of WilmerHale and streamed live via webinar.

CLE credit will be available - please see details below.

Peggy Otum
, Partner, WilmerHale, Moderator
Jonathan Black, Senior Director for Chemical Safety and Plastic Pollution Prevention · White House Council on Environmental Quality
Margaret Spring, Chief Conservation & Science Officer, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Carlton Waterhouse, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law

CLE Credits

WilmerHale has been accredited by the New York State and California State Continuing Legal Education Boards as a provider of continuing legal education. This program is being planned with the intention to offer CLE credit in California and non-transitional credit in New York. This program, therefore, is being planned with the intention to offer CLE credit for experienced New York attorneys only.  Attendees of this program may be able to claim England & Wales CPD.  WilmerHale has been approved as a Colorado Certified Provider, as recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court Continuing Legal and Judicial Education Committee. We will apply for Colorado CLE, after the program, if requested.  The type and amount of credit awarded will be determined solely by the Colorado Supreme Court. New Jersey grants reciprocal credit for programs that are approved in New York. We can also issue Connecticut credit for this program. All attendees, regardless of jurisdiction, will receive a uniform certificate of attendance that shows the states in which the program was approved. CLE credit is not available for on-demand webinar recordings.