Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ) promotes local and national collaboration to advance environmental justice and sustainable redevelopment. DWEJ works to foster clean, healthy, and safe communities through innovative policy, education, and workforce initiatives.
In 2011, DWEJ convened several key stakeholders from diverse backgrounds to form the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative (DCAC) to help the city identify short- and long-term actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; provide expert advice on the most credible, aggressive, and economically viable targets; develop a comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CAP); and to ready Detroit for coping with the impacts of climate change. The annual Youth Climate Summit, a DCAC program, brings hundreds of students from high schools across the city together to explore environmental issues, including climate change.
DWEJ's Workforce Development Program is designed to assure that as the city rebuilds, repairs, and protects the environment, it also provides career opportunities in environmental and construction-related industries for low-income, minority residents. DWEJ is dedicated to preparing local urban residents to take a meaningful role in the environmental revitalization of their communities.
Phone: (313) 833-3935