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A Community Based Outreach Strategy for Environmental Justice: The COELT Program in Florida
Critical Planning (2001)
  • Jaap Vos
Abstract
This paper discusses and evaluates the Community Outreach Environmental Leadership Training (COELT) program in southeast Florida. The program provides environmental and leadership training to residents in low-income and minority neighborhoods in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The goal of the program is to train a cadre of environmental leaders who will develop environmental consciousness and a greater sense of environmental stewardship and accountability in their neighborhoods. The program has been effective in raising awareness of environmental issues among minority and low income residents, as well as increasing participation in environmental decision-making. This paper explores the reasons for the program’s success and shows how other programs can benefit.
Keywords
  • Eductaion,
  • OUtreach,
  • Empowerment
Publication Date
Summer 2001
Citation Information
Jaap Vos. "A Community Based Outreach Strategy for Environmental Justice: The COELT Program in Florida" Critical Planning Vol. 7 (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jaap_vos/19/