In the 40 years of progress since the tragedy at Love Canal, CHEJ has mentored the Environmental health and justice movement, empowered communities, and prevented harm. Help us continue this vital work by supporting CHEJ this year! Link in our bio
The CHEJ achieves are stored @tuftsuniversity allowing student to use and study real materials from the field in their classes
This week CHEJ and @pplsaction attended #wethepeople18 and got to listen to progressive members of Congress who are fighting for the people
No level of lead is exposure is safe for children. We need to protect our children from lead that can cause learning delays, especially in their schools. The Get the Lead Out of Schools Act mandates all schools to test for lead in their water and provides action grants to fix any contamination. Protect our children—contact your senator and make sure they support the Get the Lead Out of Schools Act. Link for contacting your senator is in our bio! #GetLeadOutofSchools
Happy World Environment Day! Building a sustainable future means creating one that is environmentally and socially just. CHEJ is working hard to assist grassroots leaders protect their environments and communities. Making sure everyone has access to a safe and healthy environment 🌎#worldenvironmentday
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“The NAACP Jackson County Branch joins hundreds of citizens, community groups and elected officials in opposing a pending Waste Management permit by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Environmental injustice has a disproportionate impact on low income and rural communities in Florida and around the world. The ultimate goal for this well is to dispose leachate (garbage juice) into the ground. This technique will have a negative impact on the Florida Aquifer, thus resulting in irreversible damage to the communities' water and health. Our community has raised too many questions and we won’t sit on the sidelines as we see environmental injustices in North Florida” says Ronstance Pittman, President of NAACP Jackson County Branch. “The NAACP Florida State Conference is outraged at the Scott Administration’s pending decision after hearing from State Senator Gainer, the Jackson County Commission and local residents. This is yet another example of the egregious pattern of unsafe dumping of waste in low income communities and African American communities. In Jackson County, once again, another African-American community sits in peril, due to the too-often reckless practices of the waste industry,” says Adora Obi Nweze, President of NAACP Florida State Conference and member of the National Board of Directors.
For the past three years, CHEJ has been providing the San Jacinto River Coalition (#SJRC), in Houston, Texas, with technical and organizing assistance. The goal of SJRJ has been to protect communities against the San Jacinto Waste Pits Superfund Site and its #dioxin-contaminated paper mill #sludge waste. This waste has been polluting the nearby #SanJacinto River, a common fishing area for multi-ethnic families. Through our one-on-one mentoring and training, SJRC was able to raise $250,000, increase community turn-out to meetings from 30 people to over 250 people, as well as convince the #EPA to post no fishing signs in three languages. Most recently, through persistent efforts, SJRC has won a long-awaited victory by securing EPA’s commitment to completely remove the contaminated waste from the pits and clean up the site. #contamination #toxic #environmentaljustice #superfund #waste
One of the groups we work with put this billboard up to create awareness about fracking in their area. Remember, something as simple as a picture may just be enough to get your message across. Keep up the good work, CPLV! ✊🏽 #fracking #justice #environment #toxic #air #water #gas #pipeline #health #drill #contamination #cplv #cleanwater #billboard #inform #awareness #frack #nofracking #citizens #environmental #sign #fire