What We Do

SOLUTIONS START HERE

Education, training, advocacy, and policy are the pillars of our critical work. Through these channels, we help underrepresented populations in Detroit and beyond gain access resources and knowledge — leading to long-term, healthy solutions. Our commitment to the people of Detroit has tirelessly endured for for decades, and will continue into the future as the city faces more environmental challenges and opportunities.

TRAINING FOR THE FUTURE

As Detroit is rebuilt, our programs provide career opportunities in environmental and construction-related industries with a focus on repairing and protecting the environment. We are training local residents to take a meaningful role in the revitalization of their communities.  [Links to Workforce page]

GROWING COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS

Change often happens at the local level, and DWEJ is committed to fueling community members to fight for their own right to health and well-being. Our organization is woven into the fabric of local neighborhoods, and our meetings are designed for public participation. Stay connected and learn about meet-ups on our Facebook page. [Links here: https://www.facebook.com/DWEJonline/]

EDUCATION AND AWARENESS

We shine a light on environmental hazards, bringing awareness to local environmental issues and opportunities. From Environmental Justice Tours [links to Tour page] that enable participants to view environmental hazards to publishing the Detroit Environmental Agenda, [links to PDF here: https://www.dwej.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/ElectionDraftAnnalieseEdits-nohyperlinks.pdf]  we are educating citizens about the role a healthy environment plays in a vibrant Detroit.

LEADING THE WAY

We have decades of experience collaborating with organizations and individuals to take action around public health. Do you need help developing solutions to pressing environmental issues? Our deep expertise can help you. Contact us to learn more. [Links to Contact Us page]

SHAPING POLICY

We are a leader on the Detroit Climate Action Plan — a comprehensive set of short- and long-term actions to make Detroit safer for residents in the face of climate change. The project included more than 40+ participants from environmental, governmental, scientific, business, and other sectors. Learn more about the plan here. [Links to detroitclimateaction.org]