This Guide to Environmental Justice in the Triangle Region aims to understand our region's environmental justice landscape, identify the most prominent environmental hazards, and provide foundational tools for local governments to partner with community-based organizations. The guide identifies 164 potentially underserved communities including more than 370,000 people across all seven counties.

Considering the growing prioritization of environmental justice work at both the federal and state level, this report maps how Central Pines Regional Council can best utilize increased funding to support our local government members. Both specific environmental hazards and geographic areas are identified for environmental justice action and funding.

Map of disadvantaged communities

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