WHAT WE DO
POLICY AND ADVOCACY
Everyone deserves healthy communities; neighborhoods where everyone has an affordable and safe home, access to clean and affordable water, access to safe and healthy food, access to clean air and healthy soil and where health and equity are considered when decisions are being made.
(nothing for us without us)
We initiate campaigns or collaborate with partners to champion efforts that address 1) current environmental hazards that compromise health and (2) future threats to residents’ well-being.
We provide training workshops, technical assistance, and ongoing support to Detroiters to enhance their capacity to effectively advocate for a healthy environment.
Advocating for a Green Amendment
DWEJ is advocating, along with other Michiganders, to place language that will “ensure that our rights to a healthy environment are given the highest level of legal protection” in the Bill of Rights section of Michigan’s constitution.