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’s Co-Founder & Executive Director Peggy Shepard was interviewed on the Green Dreamer podcast, which aired January 22nd, 2019. She talked about the work WE ACT has done, the fight for environmental justice, and the importance of community-based organizations
DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS IN YOUR COSMETICS, HAIR CARE, & OTHER PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS? Personal care products are largely unregulated and many of the items you use every day contain toxic chemicals. Everyone is at risk, but women of
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2019 Dana Johnson, 202-548-4585, firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Dobens, 212-961-1000 ext. 320, email@example.com WE ACT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE RESPONDS TO GREEN NEW DEAL RESOLUTION Positive Step But Absence Of Timelines Identified As Hurdle To Equity, Justice
A year before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. warned us that “when machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of
WE ACT’s Co-Founder & Executive Director Peggy Shepard was profiled in the Winter 2018 edition of Biohabitat’s quarterly newsletter, which focuses on female leaders in the environmental movement. Read the Article