Environmental Health Coalition
Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) is dedicated to achieving environmental and social justice in the San Diego/Tijuana region of California. Through leadership development, organizing, and advocacy, EHC empowers residents to achieve public policies that improve the health of children, families, neighborhoods and the natural environment.
Since 1980, EHC’s grassroots campaigns have focused on toxic pollution, discriminatory land use, and unsustainable energy policies.
EHC has worked with the City of San Diego on its climate action plan to boost local resilience to a changing climate by achieving:
- Transportation justice: Invest in transit, bicycling, and pedestrian infrastructure, before freeways, and in vulnerable neighborhoods first
- Energy justice: Put solar in neighborhoods and makes homes and buildings energy efficient
- Good jobs: Create good-paying jobs for local residents
- Climate change resilience: Protect natural resources, wildlife, coastline, infrastructure, and public health from the harmful impacts of climate change
- Bold goals, state and local climate laws: Achieve the draft climate plan's goals to cut carbon pollution in half, use alternative transit for half of commutes, use 100 percent clean energy, increase urban forests, and reduce waste
EHC seeks to improve the Climate Action Plan by prioritizing neighborhoods most impacted by climate change for transportation and energy benefits.
Phone: (619) 474-0220