The National Small Town Alliance, the Howard University School of Law, the United States Departments of Energy and Agriculture, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency had teamed with others to review the environmental justice movement and to determine the state of environmental justice in America during the recently held conference titled The State of Environmental Justice in America 2009 Conference.
Over the years, environmental justice has broadened in scope and now impacts even more community and policy discussions including architecture and green buildings, climate change, brown fields, community development, economic development, environmental regulations, gentrification, housing, planning, smart growth, sustainability, transportation, green jobs, unions, and almost all industries.
Mosharraf Hossain, Managing Director of Tetulia Tea Company Ltd. of Bangladesh attended the Conference.
Tetulia Tea Company's motto is poverty alleviation. Farmers grow tea on their own land and sell it to the company and thus make more money. Mr. Mosharraf Hossain said poverty can be alleviated by growing tea just like microcredit.