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:
Every Monday, we round up five of the best good climate news stories we're celebrating. This week, we cover EPA's plan to eliminate lead pipes, offshore wind, Michigan's 100% clean energy commitment, the "Climate Impact and Response Fund," and investments in the U.K.'s green transition.
Every Monday, we round up five of the best good climate news stories we're celebrating. This week we cover electric locomotives, an international renewable energy agreement, rejected LNG permits, the EU's plan to curb methane emissions, and the climate impacts of restoring forests.
Facilities that process Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) threaten the air quality and health of surrounding communities, which are often low-income communities of color. A group of Chispa activists from an impacted community in Gregory, Texas flew to Washington D.C. to lobby their members of Congress on the dangers that methane gas poses to their community.
Every Monday, we round up five of the best good climate news stories we're celebrating. This week we cover investments in the grid and environmental justice, a new climate partnership, and more.
Every Monday, we round up five of the best good climate news stories we're celebrating. This week we cover a investments in energy efficient and climate resilient homes, electric cars and shuttles, and more.