ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMQVN CDC has a strong history of collaborating with other community groups to address the environmental health and safety of eastern New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans, and the Gulf Coast region as a whole, are deeply entrenched in environmental injustices, ranging from toxic exposures from industry and illegal dumping, to siting of landfills in communities of color.

​Our work is built on community organizing to address and prevent the dumping of toxic wastes in our community and to create a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable community.

 

WE FOCUS ON FIVE STRATEGIC AREAS:

(1)  Building grassroots power to advocate for the health of the people and the physical environment;
(2)  Research and analysis of local government environmental policies;
(3)  Developing capacity in residents to serve on city planning committees;
(4)  Civic/policy engagement for the protection of the ecological health of our communities at the local, state, and federal levels.
(5) Hosting environmental justice tours to bring forth awareness of the environmental issues in New Orleans East
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