Saturday, May 3, 2008

Partnership for Environmental Health and Asthma Campaign

Title: Partnership for Environmental Health and Asthma Campaign - The Community Coalition for Environmental Justice

Abstract: Formed in April 2006, The Partnership for Environmental Health and Asthma (PEHA) provided community-based environmental education projects for the Rainier Beach area in Seattle, Washington. PEHA is a south Seattle-based community group that spearheaded a No-Idling campaign to address air quality in our neighborhoods. The PEHA project is a campaign of The Community Coalition for Environmental Justice (CCEJ). CCEJ is Seattle’s first environmental justice group. Convened by Black and Asian Pacific women in 1993 with support from a diverse group of organizations and individuals, CCEJ created a broad-based coalition that includes impacted residents, community activists, environmental groups, agencies and others to make environmental justice a major priority in Seattle.

CCEJ is a multi-issue, grassroots, multiethnic, nonprofit, 501 © 3 whose mission is to achieve environmental and economic justice in low-income communities and communities of color. CCEJ works to achieve our mission through grassroots organizing, direct action, policy advocacy and building community capacity to balance unequal distributions of power.

Secret Charles, MA
Toxic Beauty Outreach Specialist
CCEJ

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