Northern Manhattan Care Collaborative

Funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, WE ACT’s Northern Manhattan Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Collaborative is a broad-based partnership of stakeholders in Northern Manhattan working to reduce risk from toxic exposures in this community, specifically with relation to solid waste, and pests and pesticides. 

As with many low-income urban communities of color, Northern Manhattan is plagued by severe environmental health hazards that compromise the ability of community residents to live long and healthy lives.  Initiated in 2008 as a CARE Level I initiative, the project is now working as a CARE Level II initiative to combat this reality through a broad-based group of Northern Manhattan community stakeholders evolving from knowledge to action by understanding toxic risks and environmental pollutant impacts in this community, and addressing them. 

For more information, please contact Ogonnaya Dotson-Newman, Director of Environmental Heath at (212) 961-1000 Ext. 310 or via email at

Report Cards






 Care Collaborative Briefing Booklet.

CARE Collaborative Factsheet (Level I)

CARE Collaborative Factsheet (Level II)

Solid Waste Factsheet

Transportation & Storage Factsheet



Pamphlets & Brochures

CARE Collaborative Pamphlet (Level I)

CARE Collaborative Brochure (Level II)


Outreach Materials & Pledge Forms

5 Reasons Your Business Should be Involved in the CARE Collaborative

5 Reasons Supers Should be Involved in the CARE Collaborative

6 Reasons Your School Should be Involved in the CARE Collaborative

CARE II Business Pledge Form

CARE II Collaborative Pledge Form



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July/August 2010

September/October 2010

May/June 2011

July/August 2011