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 and
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 July 18, 2019, WE ACT’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Peggy Shepard was quoted in coverage of the historic national climate platform signed by 70+ environmental groups. The article, which appeared in the Washington Post as well as SFGate, dwells
On July 19, 2019, Peggy Shepard was featured as part of a segment on the Equitable & Just National Climate Platform that aired on the On The Ground radio show, which is broadcast on WPFW-FM (89.3) in DC, WRFG-FM (89.3) in
Zora, a new online publication for women of color, quoted our Director of Federal Legislative Affairs Kerene Tayloe in an article about the need for more Black female environmentalist. Read the Article
On June 21, 2019, Harlem World Magazine featured our announcement about the passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, a historic bill that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout New York State by 100 percent by 2050. Although
A June 24, 2019 story in the Albany Times Union on the passage of the New York State Menstrual Labeling Act included a quote from Cecil Corbin-Mark, WE ACT’s Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives, as well as other
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
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