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Center for Health, Environment and Justice
P.O. Box 6806
Falls Church, VA 22040-6806
The Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) is a voluntary, non-profit organization whose mission is to empower people to build healthy communities, and prevent harm to human health caused by exposure to environmental threats. Through training, coalition-building and one-on-one technical and organizing assistance, CHEJ helps people have a say in the environmental policies and decisions that affect their health and well-being. They do this by organizing one school, one neighborhood, one community at a time. CHEJ works with local leaders, either in their communities or over the phone, and helps them to identify the problems they are facing - problems like leaking landfills, polluted drinking water, incinerators and hazardous waste sites - and assists them in finding the paths toward change. They help community groups research the extent of a problem, break it down into manageable "action steps"” and then develop the leadership skills and knowledge needed to be able to carry out those steps, one by one. Furthermore, CHEJ unites community voices and facilitates collective action by building nationwide collaborative initiatives focused around specific environmental health issues. Their current campaigns focus on environmental health threats to children and building public support for preventive action to protect public health, the environment and the economy. These efforts focus tools, resources and media attention on local grassroots struggles and support organizing around state and local policy initiatives. By building political pressure from the bottom up, they work toward systemic change at the national level.
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