Vision / Mission

BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE

We work hard to make Detroit stronger and healthier.

In a city that includes five of the top-ten most-polluted zip codes in the state, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ) is a voice for cleaner, safer, healthier neighborhoods.

DWEJ is dedicated to providing all Detroit residents with the tools they need to address environmental concerns in their own neighborhoods. DWEJ isn’t seeking to simply redistribute environmental harms, but to abolish them.

Established in 1994, DWEJ has grown from a grassroots volunteer organization to a major voice recognized locally, statewide, and nationally for its innovative programs and projects, which stimulate economic growth while creating sustainable, livable communities. We are the oldest environmental justice organization in Detroit, and our work is woven into the fabric of Detroit communities and neighborhoods.

POWERFUL CHANGE STARTS HERE.

At Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice we:

  • Empower a passionate community to fight for their own right to health, with lasting effects for generations to come.
  • Partner with researchers to build awareness of scientific data that points unequivocally to the need for change.
  • Provide opportunities for underemployed young adults to gain skills to build safe homes and fight blight.
  • Are a leader on the Climate Action Plan to make Detroit safer for residents in the face of climate change.
  • Educate people through workshops and tours — providing outreach to the community so they can get the knowledge they need to be healthy and advocate for change.

In a city that includes five of the top-ten most-polluted zip codes in the state, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ) is a voice for cleaner, safer, healthier neighborhoods.

DWEJ is dedicated to providing all Detroit residents with the tools they need to address environmental concerns in their own neighborhoods. DWEJ isn’t seeking to simply redistribute environmental harms, but to abolish them.

Established in 1994, DWEJ has grown from a grassroots volunteer organization to a major voice recognized locally, statewide, and nationally for its innovative programs and projects, which stimulate economic growth while creating sustainable, livable communities. We are the oldest environmental justice organization in Detroit, and our work is woven into the fabric of Detroit communities and neighborhoods.

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