Our Allies

Grassroots Partners:

Los Jardines Institute

The purpose of Los Jardines (The Gardens) Institute, located in Albuquerque, NM, is to build and support healthy and sustainable communities and workplaces. We do this by providing opportunities that promote multi-generational, community-based models of learning, sharing, and community building. The institute privileges traditional, land-based ways of knowing in the places “where we live, work, play, pray, and go to school.” By helping to build support for rural and urban agriculture, sustainability, and healthy communities we support and sustain each other as we reclaim knowledge, build community, and power by recognizing our geographic, species, and human interdependence.

Environmental Justice and Health Alliance

EJHA organizes direct engagement in industry reform strategies by contaminated communities and promotes environmental justice outcomes. EJHA hosts a network and policy platforms engaging over 40 groups from more than 10 states in advocacy for communities and populations that are disproportionately impacted by toxic chemical exposure through legacy and ongoing “fenceline” contamination, and from specific product exposure pathways. The network model features leadership of, by, and for environmental justice groups with participation and support by additional allied groups.

EJHA supports diverse movement towards safe chemicals and clean energy that leaves no community behind.

Southwest Workers’ Union

The Southwest Workers’ Union (SWU) is an organization of low-income workers and families, community residents, and youth, united in one organizational struggle for worker rights, environmental justice and community empowerment.

Based in San Antonio, Texas, SWU empowers and organizes its 2,500 members through education, leadership development, and direct action. The aim is to build multi-generational grassroots power to create sustainable systemic change for social, economic, and environmental justice and to build the movement for dignity and justice.

Research Partners:

Technical Education Research Center

TERC is an independent, research-based organization dedicated to engaging and inspiring all students through stimulating curricula and programs designed to develop the knowledge and skills they need to ask questions, solve problems, and expand their opportunities. For more than forty years, TERC has been introducing millions of students throughout the United States to the exciting and rewarding worlds of math and science learning. Our work is grounded in the belief that science and math literacies are critical to strengthening and preserving a democratic society.

Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs

The Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University has a reputation as a comprehensive center for sound academic research. Scholars focus on a broad range of topics, including voting behavior, American foreign policy and international relations, political communication, criminal justice attitudes and behavior, police violence, environmental justice, race and crime, race and governance, policy studies, leadership, E-government, homeland security, urban transportation, housing and community development, Diaspora studies, environmental planning, economic development and the fiscal responsibility of urban governments. Dr Robert Bullard, current dean of the school, is one of the nation’s leading researchers on environmental justice issues and a major proponent of community-university partnerships.

Networks and Coalitions:

Coming Clean

Coming Clean is a cutting edge campaigning collaborative that promotes human health, environmental protection, and economic fairness.

We unite scientists, policy reformers, community organizers, state groups, researchers, sustainable business leaders, national experts, communications specialists, and many others in collaborative work to transform the chemical and fossil fuel industries so they are sources of community health, economic sustainability, and justice rather than of pollution, disease, and planetary harm.

Gulf Future Coalition

The Gulf Future Coalition was created shortly after the BP oil disaster of 2010 with a mission of providing the long-term support needed to protect the environment and the distinct culture of the Gulf Coast for future generations.