communities face the challenge
of managing environmental issues. There is little doubt
environmental issues create serious concerns among community
residents and other stakeholders. The involvement of stakeholders is
a critical first step. Our teams of professionals are trained and
proficient in developing uniquely designed need assessments to
address environmental issues. Many aspects must be juggled because
of their interdependence on education, public health, corporate
image, transportation, development, etc. Our team of professionals
can assist in designing a specific environmental plan and helping
implement the plan to address environmentally driven challenges
confronting the community.
economic development and the environment are important to community
leadership when addressing environmental justice issues. Solutions
for these issues require multi-dimensional approaches to restoring
central city real estate assets to productive purposes or converting
farmland for mixed-use development.
DEBLAR & Associates, Inc.
can help focus attention on factors associated with sprawl and
environmental health that may be concerns of communities facing
Education & Training
If a citizenry is to
become informed and empowered with the requisite skills and tools to
address its environmental issues it is necessary for them to know
what they don’t know. We can help design educational tools in the
form of special curriculums, seminars, focus groups, and public
forums that reflect the culture and characteristics of low-income
and communities of color.
DEBLAR & Associates, Inc.
has proven capabilities in conducting focus groups, organizing
seminars, and curriculum development to help organizations gain
control over their environmental future.
We can help
communities or organizations attain objectives by several proven
meetings with local officials and citizen groups
community assessment surveys
- Teaching how to
organize and form sustainable partnerships
community groups with tools needed to analyze environmental
and growth issues
guidance for organizations funding development needs
combines technical expertise with cultural sensitivity in a way that
is critical to yielding productive dialogue on policy issues. I
found their products to be high quality and well focused on the
environmental issues with which they worked."
Dr. Ken Jones, CEO
Green Mountain Institute for Environmental Democracy, Inc.
Scarboro Community Group, Oak Ridge Tenn… “We sought the
independent perspectives of a reliable consultant to evaluate the
responses we received from the Department of Energy and others over
our concerns for the elevated levels of toxics in our neighborhood.
DEBLAR & Associates responded quickly and with information that
helped us move ahead.”
"The future for our
community was bleak before DEBLAR & Associates offered help for our
residents to obtain funding for the kind of special education and
training we needed. They showed us they really care and helped
restore our confidence for an improved environment and better
quality of life for future generations."
McElrath Improvement Corporation
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