35 Reasons To Support & Financials

Thirty Five Reasons to Support

The Center for Health, Environment & Justice

Community Assistance.

1. Provide one-on-one assistance to communities facing environmental chemical health impacts.

2. Work with community leaders to define their goals and strategic plan to achieve them.

3. Mentor groups who get stuck so they can overcome their obstacles.

4. Provide the “power of a national voice” through public comments, letters and social media to help communities move their agendas forward.

5. Help groups define media frames, messaging and outreach for their issues.

Technical Assistance.

6. Review scientific technical data like testing results, clean up plans or proposals for communities.

7. Write comments and recommendations for leaders to help push for more testing, a better cleanup plan or to provide reasons to stop or support a new proposed facility or process.

8. Publish guide books on technical issues like Hydro fracturing or incineration to give leaders a better and full understanding of the advantage and disadvantages.

9. Provide a voice on technical issues like chemical policies at stakeholders meetings at the national and state levels.

10. Provide “Science for the People” like How Do Conduct a Health Study trainings at local, regional and national gatherings.

Children’s Health and Safe Schools.

11. Work with parents and teachers to get chemicals like pesticides off school properties.

12. Provide information so schools can move away from toxic products like PVC-flooring.

13. Work with communities to ensure they are built on safe land, away from dumps and industrial pollution.

14. Assist school authorities and corporations to reduce air emissions of toxic chemicals in communities surrounded by industrial complexes.

15. Educate and assist older schools in removing lighting fixtures containing PCBs and replacing them with safer and more energy efficient lighting.

Marketplace Campaigns.

16. Continue efforts to remove toxic packaging and products from big box stores like Target, Walmart, and Sears.

17. Connect consumers with corporate campaigns like Disney, to convince them to remove toxic’s from their toys and other children’s products.

18. Work with New York City Schools (largest school system in the country) to establish a policy to remove PVC from flooring and other products when renovating school buildings.

19. Support and connect leaders’ work on state level policies around chemicals policy reforms such as fire retardants, BPA, dioxin and more.

20. Educate consumers and state governments to establish statewide green purchasing policies.

Securing National Protective Policies.

21. Provide assistance in establishing a policy around transportation and industrial facility accidents.

22. Secure new federal regulations around the process of extracting natural gas through hydro fracturing.

23. Obtain broader policies around green purchasing by government agencies that total billions of dollars and can help shift the marketplace.

24. Reauthorize the Polluter Pays fees to make corporations rather than taxpayers to pay for dump site and spill cleanups.

25. Connect leaders to work on federal level chemical policies reforms such as Toxic Substance Control Act which is outdated and not protective.

Train Organizational Leaders to Build Strong Lasting Organizations.

26. Assist leaders to establish strong working Boards of Director.

27. Conduct interactive training on how to get and sustain community involvement.

28. Work with Boards and staff to develop five year organizational strategic plans so they can chart their destination and can celebrate when they get there.

29. Engage leaders in framing their issues so others can envision themselves in their issue and help leaders develop media messages that work for them.

30. Assist in identifying foundations that can support their work and provide groups with training on effective grassroots fundraising strategies.

Connect Group Leaders with Other Leaders Who Have Common Cause.

31. Connect groups who are working around a similar issue such ending the new construction of nuclear power plants and proposing alternatives.

32. Connect groups working in hydro fracturing to learn and share policies and ideas that can be replicated.

33. Bring together those across the country working on marketplace campaigns to see where they can collectively move forward, share resources and focus on targeted sectors.

34. Organize “Days of Action” where local, state and regional groups can act collaboratively but on their home turf to educate and move an industry sector or regulatory policy.

35. Continue to be the hub for issues, organizations, information and other needs communities, organizations and policy makers seek when looking for answers on who is working on what or what new data is available. Help media outlets put a name and face to their stories by connecting them with groups working on a particular issue.


The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) is a charitable organization classified as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code within the meaning of section 509(a) of the Code as described in 509(a)(1) and 170(1)(A)(vi).  All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

CHEJ does not accept gifts from polluting corporations.  Three-quarters of CHEJ’s revenue comes from approximately twenty foundation grants per year.  The generous financial support that CHEJ receives from foundations and individuals is critical to our ability to maintain an independent voice.

CHEJ is committed to employing the highest standards of excellence and accountability in the pursuit of our mission.  The Board of Directors is focused on results and conducts periodic comprehensive evaluations of our programs, measuring them carefully against our stated goals.

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