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.
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
WE ACT’s Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives Cecil Corbin-Mark explains what we like about the the Green New Deal and what concerns us about the Green New Deal in an article on the resolution that appeared in CityLab
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