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WE ACT for Environmental Justice

WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Organization Name: WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Primary Address 1: 1854 Amsterdam Avenue (at 152nd Street), 2nd Floor
Primary Address City: New York
Primary Address State: NY
Primary Address Zip: 10031
Other Locations 1: WE ACT for Environmental Justice 50 F Street, NW, 8th Floor Washington, DC 20001
Long Organization Description:

WE ACT for Environmental Justice is a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices.

Organization Website Address: http://www.weact.org/
Organization Phone Number: (212) 961-1000
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name): Peggy Shepard
How often does your organization use social media?: 6-7x per week
Interesting Fact About the Organization: We have over 500+ active community residents who are considered members of the organization, and give input on the type of work we do and the issues within their community that need to be solved.

We are one of the first environmental justice organizations in New York State, and the first in NYC.

We are the only environmental justice organization with a Washington DC office.
Community members (approx.): 200
Number of volunteers: 10-15
Number of staff/employees: 16
Year Started: 1988
Organization Type: Climate Justice, Community Advocacy, Environmental Justice
About the Organization: WE ACT was started in 1988 when three fearless community leaders saw that environmental racism was rampant in their West Harlem neighborhood and they demanded community-driven, political change. Today, we empower hundreds of people of color and low-income residents in northern Manhattan to create change within their neighborhoods and local environments. While there are many indicators of what makes up a healthy community, we currently focus on campaigns and projects related to: climate justice, clean air, healthy homes, sustainable and equitable land use, and good jobs.
Latest Project: See our current campaigns page: weact.org/campaigns
Areas Served: Northern Manhattan
Core Programs: Organizing, research, advocacy, policy
Major Issues: Advocacy-Community, Advocacy-Policy
Hours of Operation: 10 AM – 5 PM
Non-profit?: Non-Profit
We have and or use Social Media?: Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1: #environmentaljustice
Frequently used hashtags 2: #climatejustice
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