WE ACT for Environmental Justice is a 501 (C)(3) Northern Manhattan community-based membership organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health
Here is the latest news from WE ACT, a leading environmental health and justice watchdog. You can also see our latest events, press releases, reports, and blog posts. For all media and speaking inquiries, please contact our communications team.
WE ACT’s mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. WE ACT envisions a community that has:
informed and engaged residents who participate fully in decision-making on key issues that impact their health and community.
strong and equal environmental protections.
increased environmental health through community-based participatory research and evidence-based campaigns.
On June 27, 2019, WE ACT for Environmental Justice’s Deputy Director & Director of Policy Initiatives Cecil Corbin-Mark was quoted in the New York Amsterdam News coverage of the passage of New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.
Following our 10-year campaign, the New York State Senate passed the Child Safe Products Act earlier this week. In this May 1, 2019 article, Harlem World Magazine wrote about the importance of the act and our role in getting it
On April 30, 2019, Patch featured an article on the the East 125th Street Community Visioning Action Plan, which was developed by a coalition organized by WE ACT for Environmental Justice and designed to leverage the Second Avenue Subway expansion
In a June 12th, 2019 article largely celebrating the new development along the East 125th Street corridor as a result of the planned Second Avenue Subway extension and the 2017 rezoning in the area, Crain’s New York Business did acknowledge
In a May 15, 2019 article in the Brooklyn Eagle, our Co-Founder & Executive Director Peggy Shepard was asked to explain the role of legacy pollution in exacerbating the impacts of climate change in low-income communities and communities of color.
WE ACT for Environmental Justice’s Deputy Director & Director of Policy Initiatives Cecil Corbin-Mark and Community Organizer & Outreach Coordinator Aditi Varshneya were quoted in an April 25, 2019 article in US News & World Report that explores the effort involved
WE ACT for Environmental Justice’s Director of Federal Legislative Affairs Kerene N. Tayloe, Esq. appeared on WUSA Channel 9’s Great Day Washington on April 22, 2019 to offer some Earth Day advice, including how to avoid phthalates in food products
On March 3, 2019, WE ACT’s Co-Founder & Executive Director Peggy Shepard was featured in a Huffington Post article for International Women’s Day celebrating “8 Women Making the World A Better Place.” Read the Article
WE ACT’s Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives Cecil Corbin-Mark appeared on ABC Channel 7’s Here and Now on Feb. 3rd, 2019 discussing our Solar Uptown Now program, which is putting rooftop solar on affordable housing in Harlem and training