Principles for Environmental Justice

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Guiding principles for environmental justice work that was created at the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit in 1991



WE ACT works to inform, educate, train and mobilize the predominately African-American and Latino residents of Northern Manhattan on issues that impact their quality of life – air, water, indoor pollution, toxins, land use and open space, waterfront development and usage, sanitation, transportation, historic preservation, regulatory enforcement, and citizen participation in public policy making. Committed to the Principles of Environmental Justice.

Organizing People – Activating Leaders (OPAL)


A community organization that works for environmental justice in the Portland metro area. It supports ignored communities that fight against the oppression of pollution and social injustice.

Asian Pacific Environmental Network


An organization that empowers low-income Asian Pacific Islander communities to achieve environmental and social justice

Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice


An environmental justice organization that brings together activists and grassroots organizations from across the Southwest, West and border states of Mexico

Indigenous Environmental Network


An organization that addresses environmental and economic justice issues that affect Indigenous Peoples in North America and globally

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