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
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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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2019 Contact: Dana Johnson, 202-548-4585, email@example.com WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public hearing on its residual risk and technology review of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
WE ACT’s Deputy Director & Director of Policy Initiatives Cecil Corbin-Mark wrote an Op-Ed in the March 20, 2019 Gotham Gazette that made a compelling case for electric buses and congestion pricing as a means to improving the air quality
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
On February 26-27, 2019, WE ACT and fellow environmental justice champions from around the country visited Washington, D.C. to elevate our concerns about the myriad of environmental and health issues disproportionately affecting low-income communities and communities of color. In particular,