Our Healthy Communities program works at the intersection of human health, the environment and justice by focusing on eliminating the pollution – in air, water, soil and food – that jeopardizes the health of all our families and communities.
We work to ensure that everyone, no matter their race, wealth, or zip code, has access to clean, safe, affordable water. To do so, we:
We fight to reduce harmful chemical exposure. To do so we:
Due to systemic racism and unjust policies, low-wealth communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color often experience the highest pollution burdens and are disproportionately impacted by environmental health issues.
These communities are often forced to live with lead poisoning from paint and drinking water, failing water infrastructure, unaffordable water rates, and proximity to highly polluted Superfund sites, toxic landfills and dangerous industrial facilities.
As a member of the Equitable & Just National Climate Forum, LCV is working with our partners in the environmental justice community to: