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A collaborative effort involving Blacks in Green (BIG), SEDAC, and other partners, the EPA Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center provides technical assistance, training, and related support to communities and their partners with environmental justice concerns.

SEDAC is one of the partners and collaborators for the BIG Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center, a resource center that provides technical assistance to communities in EPA’s Region 5 territory (see the map to the right) facing environmental justice issues. It aims to empower communities and help them advance environmental justice by providing tools and resources to address environmental challenges.

The center is an important resource for communities to build capacity, identify solutions, obtain relevant training, and foster collaboration to address environmental injustices.