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Environmental Summit

The Camden Collaborative Initiative (CCI) hosted the 7th annual Camden Environmental Summit on Thursday, November 21st at Rutgers University-Camden. More than 250 residents, students, nonprofits, government entities and businesses enjoyed a thought-provoking keynote address from Dr. Carolyn Finney, author of “Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoor.” Dr. Finney shared hers and others’ stories  about the relationship between people of color and America’s great outdoors.

Summit attendees celebrated local environmental heroes, explored 15 environmentally focused exhibits and engaged in meaningful conversation about what equity and sustainability mean and look like in the city of Camden.

CCI will continue to engage the community and collaborative with residents, governmental, nonprofits, private and community agencies to develop solutions and advocate for policy changes that tackle the health and environmental issues that affect the daily lives of residents.


Check out Carolyn Finney’s talk below.

About the Grantee

Cooper’s Ferry Partnership

Cooper’s Ferry Partnership (CFP) was founded in 1984 as a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to planning and implementing high-quality urban redevelopment projects to revitalize the City of Camden.

Strategy: Grantee Proposed

Cohort: South 2

Funder: New Jersey Health Initiatives

Cities: Camden