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Another Way to Act on Climate: Getting Smart on Brownfields Reuse

By Mathy Stanislaus, EPA Connect: The Official Blog of EPA’s Leadership

For 20 years, the brownfields program has worked with local communities to help support reuse and development of former and current contaminated lands. Cleaning up brownfields has put a lot of land back into use, helping communities and boosting local economies. This work has another huge benefit, too: as we redevelop brownfield sites to significantly reduce the impact of climate change . . . We’re now reusing brownfield sites to significantly reduce the impact of climate change. It is estimated that there are more than 450,000 brownfields in the U.S., so the potential impact is significant. There are many ways we can help communities become more climate resilient as we clean up brownfields:

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EPA Region 7 Brownfields
National Brownfields Training Conference in Chicago, September 2-4, 2015 http://www.brownfieldsconference.org/en/home