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.
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
Why We Need New York City to Enforce Local Law 55 of 2018 Sokhna Seye and Temera Degroot, high school students attending The Beacon School, are concerned about the enforcement of Local Law No. 55 of 2018. This New
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
After a Decade of Sustained Advocacy, New York State Passes Legislation to Identify and Remove Toxic Chemicals from Children’s Products FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2019 Contact: Chris Dobens, 212-961-1000 ext. 320, firstname.lastname@example.org ALBANY, NY — As WE ACT
Community-Driven Recommendations Designed to Make East 125th Street More Sustainable FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2019 Contact: Chris Dobens, 212-961-1000 ext. 320, email@example.com NEW YORK — Beginning in September 2017, WE ACT for Environmental Justice organized a growing
As part of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Land and Healthy Homes Coalition, WE ACT for Environmental Justice staff and six members of our Healthy Homes Working Group traveled to Albany on March 11, 2019 to advocate for
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