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East Michigan Environmental Action Coalition

East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC) began as a response in the 1960s to environmental concerns in southeast Michigan. EMEAC seeks to fight environmental racism and fossil fuel dependence, while building community solutions and resilience inside Detroit. Its programs focus on climate justice, youth leadership, public commons, political education and organizing, and just economic transition. Community resilience projects focus on topics such as urban agriculture, youth leadership from frontline communities, and renewable energy.

 

 

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Eastern Shore Land Conservancy

The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) in Maryland has been an active partner in helping rural communities on the Eastern Shore of Maryland adapt to rising sea levels and more intense heavy rainfall events. Maryland’s Eastern Shore along the Chesapeake Bay is one of the most vulnerable regions in the country to future sea-level rise. ESLC is supporting sea-level rise adaptation through strategic land acquisitions to conserve wetlands and natural flood buffers that protect development and agriculture.

 

 

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Economic Development Administration

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) was established under the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to generate jobs, help retain existing jobs, and stimulate industrial and commercial growth in economically-distressed areas of the US. EDA assistance is available to rural and urban areas experiencing high unemployment, low income, or other forms of severe economic distress. Based on locally- and regionally-developed priorities, EDA works in partnership with state and local governments, regional economic development districts, public and private nonprofit organizations, and Indian tribes.

 

 

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El Puente

El Puente is a community human rights institution that promotes leadership for peace and justice through the engagement of members (youth and adult) in the arts, education, scientific research, wellness, and environmental action. Founded in 1982, El Puente currently integrates the diverse activities and community campaigns of its Center for Arts and Culture and its Green Light District & Community Wellness Program within its four neighborhood Leadership Centers, and its nationally recognized public high school, the El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice.

 

 

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Emerald Cities Collaborative

Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) is a national nonprofit that advances sustainable economic development. ECC focuses on energy, green infrastructure, and other sustainable development projects that contribute to the resilience of metropolitan regions and ensure an equity stake for low-income communities of color in the green economy. Their mission has three parts: 1) reducing carbon emissions while ensuring benefits are shared equitably by communities of color and low-income communities; 2) building communities through training, jobs, and labor standards to support local economies; and 3) strengthening coalitions that support metro-regions, focusing on engaging historically excluded and hard-to-reach people.

 

 

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Environmental Finance Center, University of Maryland

The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland is focused on protecting natural resources and watersheds by “strengthening the capacity of local decision-makers to analyze environmental problems, develop innovative and effective methods of financing environmental efforts and educate communities about the role of finance and economic development in the protection of the environment. ” Through direct community engagement and capacity development, EFC provides local leaders with targeted financial policy analysis and decision support processes.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change

The Environmental Justice Leadership Forum on Climate Change (The EJ Forum) is a national coalition of 41 environmental justice organizations (coordinated by WE ACT for Environmental Justice) working together to advance climate justice and impact policy to ensure the protection and promotion of vulnerable communities throughout the U. S.  The forum was initiated in 2008 in response to proposed climate legislation around the Cap and Trade program. Among its principle for climate justice, The EJ Forum calls for equitable approaches to climate adaptation, including the right of people-of-color, Indigenous Peoples, and low-income communities, who are and continue to be disproportionately impacted by climate change, to shape the policy debate.

 

 

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Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island

The Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island (EJLRI) is a non-profit organization working within an alliance of individuals to promote environmental justice in Rhode Island through advocacy, education, networking, organizing, and research.  Its mission is to promote safe and healthy environments for all by building power, leadership, and action in the communities most affected by environmental burdens.

 

 

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Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) is a national nonprofit organization providing expertise for affordable housing and sustainable communities. Enterprise offers neighborhood solutions through public-private partnerships with financial institutions, governments, community organizations, and others.