Event Type: 
In-Person Meeting
This is a HEFN event.
May 17, 2023 - 5:00pm to May 19, 2023 - 5:00pm

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Royal Sonesta Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Join us in New Orleans from Wednesday, May 17th to Friday May 19th at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for two days of inspirational speakers, field visits, engaging programming, and opportunities to connect with your peers in environmental health and justice philanthropy. 

Our time in NOLA will ground us in the realities communities face in the Gulf and across the South. In Louisiana and Texas, where 80% of the nation’s petrochemical supply is produced, communities continue to reckon with toxic health threats, acute climate vulnerability, and the consequences of a long history of racist policymaking. At the same time, the South offers deep, inspirational histories of racial and environmental justice organizing, which serve as powerful models for work in other parts of the country. 


HEFN’s annual meeting will radically re-envision philanthropic practice so that members can: 

  • advance solutions to the most critical environmental health and justice issues facing frontline communities today, from fracking and climate pollution to toxic chemicals and beyond;
  • shift more funding and power to environmental health and justice communities [especially BIPOC communities that face environmental injustices];
  • support more collaborative and holistic strategies to weaken the fossil fuel industry, learn how to recognize false solutions, and support a Just Transition from an extractive economy to one that is regenerative; and
  • foster healing justice and support greater connection and wellness across the field, especially among movement partners and philanthropic practitioners. 

Don’t take our word for it, take a look at our working agenda


We can’t forget about the amazing field visits we have in store for you, whether it's the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, showcasing the NOLA Environmental Justice Scene, or visiting the Descendants Project, and lastly, a post-meeting dinner on Fishing for Environmental Health and Justice Solutions at Cafe Carmo.


We know that you will find something that sparks your interest!


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