activist, grassroots, and science organizations
Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Phone: (703) 237-2249
for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) was founded
in 1981, as the Citizens Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste
(CCHW), by Lois Gibbs, the key community leader at Love
Canal. CHEJ seeks to help local citizens and organizations
come together and take an organized, unified stand in
order to hold industry and government accountable and
work toward a healthy, sustainable future.
CHEJ is spearheading
the national “BE SAFE” campaign (http://www.besafenet.com/)
to build support for the precautionary approach to preventing
pollution and environmental destruction before they happen.
You can add your name or your organization to the hundreds
of national, state and grassroots organizations and individuals
who have already expressed support for preventive, protective
policies in the United States.
Phone: (202) 543-4033
Environmental Health Network is a national, multi-disciplinary
organization, whose mission is to protect the fetus and
child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthy
Boston University School of Public Health doctoral
student, Madeleine Scammell, maintains a list of resources
on community-based participatory research.
Justice Resource Center
Phone: (404) 880-6911
Justice Resource Center (EJRC) at Clark Atlanta University
was serves as a research, policy, and information clearinghouse
on issues related to environmental justice, race and the
environment, civil rights, facility siting, land use planning,
brownfields, transportation equity, suburban sprawl, and
Smart Growth. The overall goal of the center is to assist,
support, train, and educate people of color students, professionals,
and grassroots community leaders with the goal of facilitating
their inclusion into the mainstream of environmental decision-making.
Phone: (888) 2RACHEL
to strengthen democracy by helping people find the information
they need to fight for environmental justice in their own
communities. ERF publishes the on-line, “Rachel’s
Environment & Health News,” an accessible informative,
bi-weekly newsletter on a range of environmental health
topics. Click on “rachel’s.” The archives
are highly searchable and include some issues on Love Canal.
Phone: (202) 667-6982
Working Group (EWG) is a not-for-profit environmental research
organization dedicated to improving public health and protecting
the environment by reducing pollution in air, water and
food. Based in Washington, D.C., and with an office in Oakland,
California, EWG conducts groundbreaking, computer-assisted
research on a variety of environmental issues. Recent EWG
research topics have included pesticides in foods, air,
and water; the cutback in energy conservation programs by
California utilities; and toxic substances in beauty products.
Phone: (415) 252-0822
mobilizes community power to win victories that change government
and corporate policies and practices to protect health and
to promote environmental justice.
Health Care Without
Phone: (202) 234-0091
Care Without Harm is an international coalition of 429 organizations
in 52 countries working to transform the health care industry
so it is no longer a source of harm to people and the environment.
Snow Institute - Center for Environmental Health Studies
Center for Environmental Health Studies provides expert
assistance to community and labor groups, advocates, and
governmental agencies concerning the health effects of exposure
to hazardous chemicals. Areas of expertise include: medicine,
industrial hygiene, toxicology, epidemiology, biostatistics,
public policy advocacy, and environmental education.
for Low Entropy Systems
Phone: (617) 524-7258
Institute for Low Entropy Systems (RILES) is an independent,
nonprofit organization that works in partnership with communities
in English and Spanish speaking countries to protect public
health and the environment. We support non-depleting, non-wasting,
non-polluting methods and technologies for sustainable development.
for the Ecology of Human Systems
and the Boston University School of Public Health jointly
sponsor the Program for the Ecology of Human Systems (PEHS).
PEHS seeks to increase popular understanding of the implications
to human and environmental health of technological choices
and to influence public policy respecting those choices.
PEHS links students, public health professionals, and community
members concerned about the local environment. Activities
include research, classroom instruction, field-based projects,
and sponsoring conferences and seminars. This web site,
Love Canal” is a project of PEHS.
Science and Environmental Health Network
Phone: (515) 268-0600
and Environmental Health Network (SEHN) advocates the wise
application of science to protecting the environment and
public health. SEHN serves as both network and think tank
for the environmental movement, helping environmental organizations
use science in their work, guiding scientists to public
interest research and public service, and informing public
policy with science grounded in ethics and logic.
Phone: (617) 332-4288
Spring Institute is a non-profit scientific research organization
dedicated to identifying the links between the environment
and women's health, especially breast cancer. It is a groundbreaking
collaboration of scientists, physicians, health advocates,
and community activists, and a leading edge research institution
using multi-disciplinary, state-of-the-art approaches.
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