Detroiters deserve clean air, safe water and healthy neighborhoods.

Detroit’s resurgence is an opportunity to build a vibrant urban center where everyone thrives in social, economic, and environmental health. Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice makes Detroit and Michigan cleaner and safer.

Detroiters deserve
clean air, safe water,
and healthy neighborhoods

Detroit’s resurgence is an opportunity to build a vibrant urban center where everyone thrives in social, economic, and environmental health. Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice makes Detroit and Michigan cleaner and safer.

A CLEAN AND
HEALTHY DETROIT,
BENEFITS EVERYONE

A CLEAN AND
HEALTHY DETROIT,
BENEFITS EVERYONE

We're Building Detroit's Future with Write A House

DWEJ’s workforce training graduates are putting their skills to work rehabbing homes for artists in Detroit with environmentally sound practices. Read more about this powerful collaboration with Write A House here.

WHAT IS ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE?

Communities of color are disproportionately exposed to polluted air, water, and soil. The most polluted zip code in Michigan, for example, is 84 percent black. Many communities of color that encounter toxic work conditions, environmental hazards, or polluted neighborhoods are also poor. Environmental justice shines a spotlight on the role that race and economics play in pollution.

Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice believes all Detroiters can thrive in a clean and healthy city.

DETROITERS WORKING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE WORKS FOR YOU

LEADING THE WAY

The work of environmental justice is collaborative. DWEJ shares its deep expertise with others across Michigan and beyond–from business leaders to professors to lawmakers and more.

JOB TRAINING

As Detroit is rebuilding, DWEJ ensures environmental safeguards go hand-in-hand with career opportunities in environmental and construction-related industries for low-income, minority residents.

TAKING ACTION

DWEJ fearlessly shines a light on environmental burdens and their impacts. We are tireless advocates for and partners with people on the frontlines of environmental hazards.  

FEATURED PROJECT

Write A House and Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice:
A Partnership for the Future of Detroit

DWEJ’s construction apprentice program provides real-world job training and bridges the gap between education and the beginning of a long, rewarding career. We are proud to collaborate with Write A House.

NEWS

Solar Detroit: Message from the Creator of the Project

My name is Catherine “Cat” Diggs, former Manager of Programs & Outreach, at Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ) and have spent the past 10 months working on the Solar Stories of Detroit documentary project with my project partner, Alex da Veiga. We...

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Every day, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice helps Detroiters who are the most vulnerable to pollution.

We believe environmental rights are civil rights.
Will you help us build a better future in Detroit and beyond?

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