Harlem’s WE ACT Statement On New York State Styrofoam Ban

WE ACT for Environmental Justice celebrates New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for announcing on Tuesday his plan to ban single-use food and beverage containers made of expanded polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, in New York State. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Peggy Shephard And Others Appointed To Cities Climate Advisory Board

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson announced today the appointment of fifteen individuals to the New York City Climate Advisory Board ahead of the board’s first meeting today. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s WE ACT Announces Date For NY State Environmental Justice Grant Applications

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) will announce the request for applications (RFA) for its Environmental Justice Capacity-Building Grant Program funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Continue Reading →

WE ACT Receives Grant To Build Power Among NYCHA Tenants In Northern Manhattan

Harlem-based WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) has been awarded a $400,000 grant over two years. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s WE ACT Supports The Safe Cosmetics And Personal Care Products Act Of 2019

Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced a landmark bill today—the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2019—the only federal cosmetic safety legislation that would immediately ban more than a dozen of the worst toxic chemicals. Continue Reading →

Harlem-Based WE ACT And Others Suing EPA Over Lead Hazard Standards

WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) is one of several organizations that have joined forces to sue the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in federal court for failing to establish adequate protective lead hazard standards for older housing and child-occupied facilities. Continue Reading →

Harlem-Based WE ACT Celebrates Passage Of Historic NY State Climate Legislation

After a three-year campaign, Harlem-based WE ACT for Environmental Justice and the more than 180 other organizations that comprise the NY Renews coalition are celebrating the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). Continue Reading →

Uptown’s WE ACT Celebrates Passage Of NY State Child Safe Products Act

As WE ACT for Environmental Justice’s staff and members met with New York State legislators in Albany, New York to discuss four legislative priorities regarding toxic chemicals in everything from food to personal care products yesterday, Continue Reading →

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