Harlem’s WE ACT Receives $1 Million For Environmental Justice Capacity-Building Grant

WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) in Harlem has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Continue Reading →

“Gutsy Woman” Peggy Shepard Featured In Hillary Rodham And Chelsea Clinton’s Book

Peggy Shepard, co-founder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice, she is one of the “gutsy women” featured in The Book of Gutsy Women, a new book by Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Peggy Shepard Questions Beto On Climate Change During CNN’s Presidential Town Hall Special

In case you missed CNN’s Climate Crisis Town Hall, Peggy Shepard had an opportunity to ask Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke how he would help Americans deal with extreme heat. Continue Reading →

Second Ave Subway Could Bring New Opportunities For East 125th Street In Harlem

Beginning in September 2017, WE ACT for Environmental Justice organized a growing coalition of more than 40 local community groups, New York City departments and agencies, and elected officials Continue Reading →

Harlem’s WE ACT For Environmental Justice Helps Ban Cancer-Causing Flavorings

Seven cancer causing-chemicals used as an artificial flavoring in a variety of food and beverage products have been banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) thanks to legal action brought by WE ACT for Environmental Justice. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Speaker Johnson Announce Waterfront Management Advisory Board

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson announced that the Waterfront Management Advisory Board held its first meeting today and formally launched the start of the planning process for the next Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, due to be published in 2020. Continue Reading →

WE ACT Receives NY State Grant For Urban Environmental Education Center In Harlem

New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the State’s Department of Environmental Conservation today awarded WE ACT for Environmental Justice a $750,000 grant to develop an Urban Environmental Education Center in Northern Manhattan. Continue Reading →

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