WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Since 1988, WE ACT for Environmental Justice has been building 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. The next administration needs to:

  • Ensure that land-use decisions are driven by communities and that climate justice is centered in decision making around our built environment.
  • Work with WE ACT on our action plan to leverage the Second Avenue Subway extension as an opportunity to turn East Harlem’s neglected 125th Street into a more environmentally just and economically sustainable area.

We have already created a growing coalition of 40 stakeholders to pursue this vision. You can learn more by visiting our website at www.weact.org and reading the community action plan.