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					 IV.   PEOPLE OF COLOR GROUPS IN THE UNITED
             STATES AND PUERTO RICO




                                                                                                            Constituency
                                                                                                            q African American/Black
                                                                                                            s Latino/Hispanic
                                                                                                            x Native American/Indigenous
                                                                                                              Asian
                                                                                                            r Multi-ethnic




Alabama                                        Beat-10-Action Group
                                               Route 1, P.O. Box K-34
                                                                                              Mission: Our efforts are directed toward
                                                                                                 addressing environmental inequity in
                                                                                                 minority/low-income communities. In
Acmar/Moody                                    Beatrice, AL 36425                                addition, we seek to educate and
Environmental Justice                          (205) 789-2256                                    organize minority communities to fight
                                                                                                 for this cause.
Society                                        Contact/Title: Ezra Cunningham, Chair          Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-
P.O. Box 86                                    Position: Volunteer                               tion, Waste disposal, Facility siting,
Moody, AL 38004                                Mission: Our group is concerned about             Lead, Asbestos, Environmental justice,
                                                  anything that affects humanity.                Community organizing
Contact/Title: Board                           Issues: Water pollution, Waste disposal,       Activities: Education, Direct action, Local
Position: Volunteer                               Parks & recreation, Worker safety              protests
Mission: To begin a campaign to educate        Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Direct       Organization Incorporated: No
   the people of Alabama on the hazard of         action                                      Number of Paid Staff: 0
   the landfill in the state and to keep on    Organization Incorporated: No                  Number of Volunteers: 6
   fighting the 760 acre landfill expansion.   Number of Paid Staff: 1                        Charge Membership Dues: No
Issues: Water pollution, Waste disposal,       Number of Volunteers: 19                       Constituency Served: African American/
   Lead, Recycling, Environmental justice      Charge Membership Dues: No                        Black
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,    Constituency Served: African American/         Geographic Focus: Countywide
   Education, Direct action                       Black                                       Membership Base: Low income, Rural
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based           Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Number of Paid Staff: 0                        Membership Base: Rural, Coalition              Year Founded: 1993
Number of Volunteers: 50                       Started as Environmental Group: No
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Year Founded: 1966                             Federation of
Constituency Served: African American/
                                                                                              Southern Coops,
   Black                                       Coalition for                                  Land Assistance Fund
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                 Environmental
Membership Base: Low and middle                                                               P.O. Box 95
   income, Urban, Church-based                 Consciousness                                  Epes, AL 35460
Started as Environmental Group: Yes            44 Main St.                                    (205) 652-9676
Year Founded: 1997                             Ridgeville, AL 35954
                                               (205) 570-0386                                 Contact/Title: Cleo Askew, Director of
                                                                                                 Housing and Development or John
                                               Contact/Title: Charles Adair, Jr., President      Zippert, Director of Program Operation
                                               Position: Volunteer                            Position: Full time
                                                                                                People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 55
Mission: Our organization is concerned with      Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct       Rambranch Association
   saving the land and building communi-            action
   ties.                                         Organization Incorporated: No                   P.O. Box 668
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water     Number of Paid Staff: 3                         Thorsby, AL 35171
   pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,   Number of Volunteers: 0                         (205) 646-2947
   Pesticides, Recycling, Parks & recre-         Charge Membership Dues: No
   ation, Worker safety, Housing, Environ-       Constituency Served: African American/          Contact/Title: Ida Stewart
   mental justice, Community organizing             Black, White                                 Position: Full time
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,      Geographic Focus: Citywide                      Mission: The Rambranch Association was
   Education, Direct action                      Membership Base: Low income, Middle                formed to address the immediate health
Organization Incorporated: Yes                      income                                          and environmental threats posed by the
Number of Paid Staff: 25                         Started as Environmental Group: Yes                Chilton County Landfill and the Chilton
Number of Volunteers: 20                         Year Founded: 1975                                 County Water Authority to the surround-
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                                                                         ing communties.
Constituency Served: African American/           Pine Grove                                      Issues: Air pollution, Community organizing,
   Black, Hispanic/Latino                        Concerned Citizens                                 Lead, Waste disposal, Water Pollution,
Geographic Focus: Regional                                                                          Wildlife
Membership Base: Low income, Middle              Bennett Rd. 13-865                              Activities: Health surveys
   income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,           York, AL 36925                                  Organization Incorporated: No
   Coalition                                     (205) 652-2754                                  Number of Paid Staff: 0
Started as Environmental Group: No                                                               Number of Volunteers: 20
Year Founded: 1967                               Contact/Title: Elijah Ivory, Founder            Charge Membership Dues: No
                                                 Position: Volunteer                             Geographic Focus: Citywide
Miles College                                    Mission: To prevent burning of liquid waste     Membership Base: Low income, Church-
Program for                                         and monitor ground water contamina-             based
                                                    tion.                                        Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Environmental Justice                            Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-     Year Founded: 1997
5500 Myron Massey Blvd.                             tion, Waste disposal, Pesticides, Parks &
Birmingham, AL 35208                                recreation, Community organizing             Sweet Valley/Cobb Town
(205) 929-1552                                   Activities: Research, Organizing                Environmental Taskforce
Fax: (205) 929-1453                              Organization Incorporated: No
E-mail: ccwwaw@aol.com                           Number of Paid Staff: 0                         P.O. Box 531
                                                 Number of Volunteers: 24                        Eastaboga, AL 36260
Contact/Title: Dr. Charles C. Woods,             Charge Membership Dues: No                      (256) 831-7600
   Associate Professor                           Constituency Served: African American/          Fax: (256) 835-5958
Position: Full time                                 Black
Mission: The goal of this organization is to     Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based            Contact/Title: Cassandra Roberts
   bring about environmental awareness,          Membership Base: Low income, Urban,             Position: Part time
   especially in predominately minority             Rural, Church-based                          Mission: Our goal is to continue to educate
   communities.                                  Started as Environmental Group: Yes                people about environmental issues in the
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air and water            Year Founded: 1986                                 community/county and our mission is to
   pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,                                                      get minorities involved with environmen-
   Wildlife, Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos,         Project Awake                                      tal issues.
   Recycling, Environmental justice,                                                             Issues: Toxics, Air Pollution, Water Pollution,
   Community organizing                          Route 2 Box 282                                    Waste Disposal, Facility Siting, Housing,
Activities: Research, Education                  Cotopa, AL                                         Environmental Justice, Community
Organization Incorporated: No                                                                       Organizing
Number of Paid Staff: 1                          Contact/Title: Daisy Carter                     Activities: Education, Direct Action
Number of Volunteers: 0                          Position: Full time                             Organization Incorporated: Yes
Charge Membership Dues: No                       Mission: We are concerned with educating        Number of Paid Staff: 0
Constituency Served: African American/              the citizens on environmental issues that    Number of Volunteers: 5
   Black                                            effect their health and well being.          Charge Membership Dues: No
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                   Issues: air pollution, water pollution, waste   Constituency Served: African American/Black
Membership Base: Low and middle                     disposal, pesticides, asbestos, recycling,   Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
   income, Urban, Rural, Church-based               parks and recreation, worker safety,         Membership Base: Low Income, Church-
Started as Environmental Group: No                  housing, environmental justice, commu-          based
Year Founded: 1996                                  nity organizing                              Started as Environmental Group: Yes
                                                 Activities: Organizing, education, direct       Year Founded: 1996
Montgomery Clean City                               action
Commission                                       Organization Incorporated: Yes                  WACC: Institute for Human
                                                 Number of Paid Staff: 5                         Development
P.O. Box 1111                                    Number of Volunteers: 120
Montgomery, AL 36192                             Charge Membership Dues: No                      P.O. Box 809
(205) 241-2175                                   Constituency Served: African American/          Eutaw, AL 35462
                                                    Black                                        (205) 372-3344
Contact/Title: Susan Gambacurta, Director        Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
Position: Full time                              Membership Base: Low income, Rural,             Contact/Title: Carol P. Zippert, President
Mission: Our organization is dedicated to           Coalition                                    Position: Full time
   improving the waste handling practices        Started as Environmental Group: Yes             Mission: Community empowerment through
   in the community.                             Year Founded: 1983                                 education, economic development,
Issues: Waste disposal, Recycling                                                                   political organizing, and by developing
                                                                                                    clean, safe communities.
                                                                                                 Issues: Toxics, Waste disposal, Recycling,
56                                                                                                  Community organizing, Voter persecution
Activities: Organization, Education, Direct     Alaska Native Health                            Chickaloon Village Alaska
   action, Cultural celebration                 Board                                           Rights Consultants Tribal
Organization Incorporated: Yes
Number of Paid Staff: 2                         1345 Rudakof Circle, Suite 206                  Organization
Number of Volunteers: 20                        Anchorage, AK 99508                             Environmental Department P.O. Box 1105
Charge Membership Dues: No                      (907) 337-0028                                  Chickaloon, AK 99674
Constituency Served: African American/                                                          (907) 745-0707
   Black                                    Contact/Title: Anne M. Walker, Executive            Fax: (907) 745-7154
Geographic Focus: Countywide                   Director                                         E-mail: daveharrison@akcache.com
Membership Base: Low income, Rural,         Position: Full time
   Coalition                                Mission: To promote the spiritual, physical,        Contact/Title: David Harrison, Director
Started as Environmental Group: No             mental, social, and cultural well-being          Position: Full time
Year Founded: 1982                             and pride of Native people, and to assist        Mission: To provide accurate information so
                                               Alaska Natives in pursuing health                   traditional tribal peoples can make
West Alabama                                   careers.                                            informed decisions about issues that
Farmer Association                          Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Waste                 affect their day to day lives and to
                                               disposal, Facility siting, Wildlife, Lead,          protect our Mother Earth and her
P.O. Box 95                                    Community organizing, HIV/AIDS                      children from the genocidal policies and
Epes, AL 35460                                 prevention                                          actions of the U.S.A. and the State of
(205) 654-2276                              Activities: Consumer advisory                          Alaska.
                                            Organization Incorporated: Yes                      Issues: Toxics, Energy, Water pollution,
Contact/Title: Yvoenne Hampton, Office      Number of Paid Staff: 10                               Waste disposal, Facility siting, Wildlife,
   Manager                                  Number of Volunteers: 1                                Recycling, Environmental justice,
Position: Full time                         Charge Membership Dues: Yes                            Community organizing, Information
Mission: To help all people of color in the Constituency Served: Native American/                  sharing
   best way we can.                            Indian                                           Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
Issues: Worker safety, Housing, Environmen- Geographic Focus: Statewide                            Education, Direct action, Criminal and
   tal justice                              Membership Base: Rural, Coalition                      civil legal action
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing, Started as Environmental Group: No                  Organization Incorporated: No
   Education, Direct action                 Year Founded: 1968                                  Number of Paid Staff: 0
Organization Incorporated: Yes                                                                  Number of Volunteers: 0
Number of Paid Staff: 0                     Association of Village                              Charge Membership Dues: No
Number of Volunteers: 7                     Council Presidents, Inc.                            Constituency Served: Indigenous peoples of
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                                                                        sovereign independent indigenous
Constituency Served: African American/      (AVCP)                                                 nations
   Black                                    P. O. Box 219                                       Geographic Focus: Tribal
Geographic Focus: Statewide                 Bethel, AK 99559                                    Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Membership Base: Low income                 (907) 543-7385                                         income, Urban, Rural, Coalition
Started as Environmental Group: No          Fax: (907) 543-7388                                 Started as Environmental Group: No
Year Founded: 1967                          E-mail: Glen_Tarr@AVCP.org                          Year Founded: 1986

                                                Contact/Title: Nova Blazej, Environmental       Gwich’in Steering
Alaska                                             Planner
                                                Position: Full time
                                                Mission: AVCP, Inc. provides human
                                                                                                Committee
                                                                                                P.O. Box 202768
Alaska Health Project                              development, social services, and other      Anchorage, AK 99520
                                                   culturally relevant programs for the         (907) 258-6814
1818 W. Northern Lights Blvd. #103                 people to promote self-determination,        Fax: (907) 258-4550
Anchorage, AK 99517                                protection, and enhancement of our           E-mail: gwichin@alaska.net
(907) 276-2864                                     culture and traditions through a working
                                                   partnership with member villages of the      Contact/Title: Donna Carroll, Director
Contact/Title: Carl Hild, Executive Director       Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.                       Position: Full time
Position: Full time                             Issues: Toxics, Energy, Water pollution,        Mission: A non-profit organization dedi-
Mission: To provide information and                Waste disposal, Facility siting, Wildlife,      cated to the protection of the arctic
   advocacy on occupational and environ-           Asbestos, Recycling, Housing, Environ-          national wildlife refuge coastal plain,
   mental health issues.                           mental justice, Community organizing,           birth place of the porcupine river caribou
Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Waste             Rural sanitation                                herd and the culture of the Gwichin
   disposal, Wildlife, Pesticides, Recycling,   Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Educa-           Indians.
   Worker safety, Community organizing,            tion, Direct action, Social/cultural         Issues: Environmental racism, Wildlife
   Waste reduction                                 services                                     Activities: Media/press campaign, Work-
Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,    Organization Incorporated: Yes                     shops
   Direct action, Advocacy                      Number of Paid Staff: 2                         Organization Incorporated: Yes
Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Number of Volunteers: 10                        Number of Paid Staff: 2
Number of Paid Staff: 9                         Charge Membership Dues: No                      Number of Volunteers: 12
Number of Volunteers: 1                         Constituency Served: Native Alaskan             Charge Membership Dues: No
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                     Geographic Focus: Regional                      Constituency Served: Native Alaskan
Constituency Served: Native American/           Membership Base: Low income, Rural,             Geographic Focus: National
   Indian                                          Coalition                                    Membership Base: Low income
Geographic Focus: Statewide                     Started as Environmental Group: No              Started as Environmental Group: No
Membership Base: Middle income, Rural,          Year Founded: 1964                              Year Founded: 1988
   White, Unions
Started as Environmental Group: No
Year Founded: 1980
                                                                                                  People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 57
Inuit Circumpolar                                Mission: To protect the environment within       Centro Adelante
Conference                                          the sovereign territory of the Athagascan     Campesino, Inc.
                                                    Nation for the survival of all Mother
1577 C St., Suite 100A                              Earth’s children. To provide accurate         P.O. Box 1338
Anchorage, AK 99501                                 environmental information so that all         15646 N. Verde Street
(907) 258-6917                                      peoples affected can make informed            Surprise, AZ 85374
                                                    decisions about environmental issues in       (623) 583-9830
Contact/Title: Mary Schaeffer, Special              their communities.                            Fax: (602) 583-3422
   Assistant                                     Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air and Water            E-mail: centro-compesino@yahoo.com
Position: Full time                                 pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water        Wildlife, Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos,         Contact/Title: Lisa Miranda-Lintz,
   pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,             Recycling, Parks and recreation, Worker          Executive Director
   Pesticides                                       safety, Housing, Environmental justice,       Position: Full time
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Education,          Community organizing, Networking              Mission: Provide services to meet basic
   Direct action                                 Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organiza-           human needs concerning the health,
Organization Incorporated: Yes                      tion, Education, Direct action, Making           education and welfare of rural, urban and
Number of Paid Staff: 2                             monitoring and enforcing tribal, federal         or displaced farmworkers and other
Number of Volunteers: 0                             and state environmental protection laws.         vulnerable populations, establishing
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                      Organization Incorporated: Yes                      community partnerships to provide
Constituency Served: Native American/            Number of Paid Staff: 3                             opportunities for personal growth, self-
   Indian/Inuit                                  Number of Volunteers: 4                             improvement, and development of the
Geographic Focus: International                  Charge Membership Dues: No                          individual and family within society.
Membership Base: Rural                           Constituency Served: Indigenous sovereign        Issues: Children health, Environmental
Started as Environmental Group: No                  nations in Alaska                                racism, Housing, Parks & recreation,
Year Founded: 1976                               Geographic Focus: International, Tribal             Pesticides, Transportation, Urban sprawl,
                                                 Membership Base: Coalition                          Displaced farm workers
Sovereignty Network                              Started as Environmental Group: Yes              Activities: Proposal/grant writing, Computer
Alaska Rights Consultants                        Year Founded: 1997                                  training, Internet training, Fund raising,
                                                                                                     Organizing, Legal,
Tribal Organization                                                                               Organization Incorporated: Yes
HC 04, P.O. Box 9880
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 745-0505
                                                 Arizona                                          Number of Paid Staff: 3
                                                                                                  Number of Volunteers: 8
                                                                                                  Charge Membership Dues: No
                                                 Border Ecology Project                           Constituency Served: African American/
Contact/Title: David Harrison, Coordinator                                                           Black, Latino American/Hispanic, White/
Position: Volunteer                              P.O. Drawer CP                                      Caucasian
Mission: To provide legal information to         Bisbee, AZ 85603                                 Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
   traditional Alaskan native villages, and to   (520) 432-7456                                   Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   aid in informed decision making to            Fax: (520) 432-7473                                 income, Rural
   better the community.                         E-mail: bep@primenet.com                         Started as Environmental Group: No
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water                                                      Year Founded: 1978
   pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,          Contact/Title: Dick Kamp, Director
   Environmental justice, Community              Position: Full time                              Citizens Against Ruining
   organizing, Sovereignty rights, Subsis-       Mission: To address mining and industrial        Our Environment (CARE)
   tence rights, Protection of traditional          pollution issues along the U.S./Mexico
   native lands, Reassertion of traditional         border, Chile and Peru as they relate to      Dilkon Chapter Office HC 61, P.O. Box 272
   governments                                      expanded trade agreements and in-             Winslow, AZ 86047
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,         creased investment. Work includes             (602) 657-3376
   Education, Direct action                         actual binational environmental monitor-
Organization Incorporated: No                       ing and health organizing.                    Contact/Title: Anna M. Frazier, Member,
Number of Paid Staff: 0                          Issues: Air pollution, Facility siting,             Board of Directors
Number of Volunteers: 20                            Pesticides, Toxics, U.S./Mexico border,       Position: Volunteer
Charge Membership Dues: No                          Waste disposal, Water pollution, Lupus        Mission: To keep toxic waste from ruining
Constituency Served: Native American/            Activities: Technical assistance, Pollution         our environment; to protect the air,
   Indian/Alaskan                                   monitoring                                       wildlife, and land for our children; and to
Geographic Focus: Statewide                      Organization Incorporated: Yes                      promote awareness and educate the
Membership Base: Low income, Rural               Number of Paid Staff: 4                             community about environmental
Started as Environmental Group: No               Number of Volunteers: 7                             concerns.
Year Founded: 1988                               Charge Membership Dues: No                       Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
                                                 Constituency Served: Latino American/               pollution, Waste disposal, Recycling,
Upper Cook Inlet                                    Hispanic                                         Parks & recreation, Housing, Commu-
Environmental Protection                         Geographic Focus: Regional                          nity organizing
                                                 Membership Base: Rural                           Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
Consortium                                       Started as Environmental Group: Yes                 Education, Direct action
P.O. Box 4561                                    Year Founded: 1983                               Organization Incorporated: Yes
Palmer, AK 99645                                                                                  Number of Paid Staff: 0
(907) 745-0505                                                                                    Number of Volunteers: 12
Fax: (907) 745-0606                                                                               Charge Membership Dues: No
E-mail: daveharrison@akcache.com                                                                  Constituency Served: Native American/
                                                                                                     Indian
Contact/Title: David Harrison, Director                                                           Geographic Focus: Regional
Position: Full time
58
Membership Base: Low income, Rural              Activities: Lobbying, Governmental services    Tonatierra
Started as Environmental Group: Yes                to the community
Year Founded: 1989                              Organization Incorporated: Yes                 P.O. Box 24009 1818 S. 16th St.
                                                Number of Paid Staff: 500                      Phoenix, AZ 85074
Dine’ CARE                                      Number of Volunteers: 8                        (602) 254-5230
                                                Charge Membership Dues: No
HC 61, Box 272                                  Constituency Served: Native American/          Contact/Title: Tupac Enrique, Co-Director
Winslow, AZ 86047                                  Indian                                      Position: Full time
(970) 259-0199                                  Geographic Focus: National                     Mission: An indigenous Xicano community-
Fax: (970) 259-3413                             Membership Base: Rural                            based organization working to protect
E-mail: dinecare@cnetco.com                     Started as Environmental Group: No                and project our indigenous sovereignty,
                                                Year Founded: 1939                                human rights, and obligations as
Contact/Title: Anna M. Frazier, Coordinator                                                       caretakers of Mother earth.
Position: Full time                             Maricopa County                                Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Facility siting,
Mission: Dine’ CARE (Dine’ is the Navajo        Organizing Project                                Pesticides, Recycling, Worker safety,
   word we use to refer to ourselves) is an                                                       Environmental justice, Community
   all-Navajo organization, based within the    1818 S. 16th St., Suite 418                       organizing
   Navajo homeland. We promote alterna-         Phoenix, AZ 85034                              Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
   tive uses of natural resources that are      (602) 254-5230                                    Education, Direct action, Networking
   consistent with the Dine’ philosophy of                                                     Organization Incorporated: Yes
   “Beauty Way.” Our main goal is to            Contact/Title: Tupac Enrique or Fransisco      Number of Paid Staff: 3
   empower local and traditional people to         Navarete, Co-Directors                      Number of Volunteers: 3
   organize, speak out and determine their      Position: Full time                            Charge Membership Dues: No
   own destinies. Dine’ CARE’s role in the      Mission: To promote human rights, protect      Constituency Served: Native American/
   Navajo Nation is that of advocacy and           our communities and environment, and           Indian, Xicano/Mexicano
   technical assistance to local communities       work for social and economic justice.       Geographic Focus: Regional
   who find themselves opposing economic        Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Facility      Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
   development projects that were not              siting, Pesticides, Lead, Environmental        Reservation
   planned locally, and that will have             justice, Community organizing               Started as Environmental Group: No
   negative impacts on communities. We          Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,    Year Founded: 1993
   also promote restoration, conservation          Education, Direct action
   and recycling practices throughout the       Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Tucsonans for a Clean
   Navajo Nation.                               Number of Paid Staff: 3                        Environment (TCE)
Issues: Community organizing, Energy,           Number of Volunteers: 25
   recycling, Water pollution, Wildlife,        Charge Membership Dues: No                     130 N. Melrose
   Foresting                                    Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic              Tucson, AZ 85745
Activities: Technical assistance, Proposal/     Geographic Focus: Regional                     (602) 883-8424
   grant writing, Media/press campaign,         Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   Workshops, Organizing                           income, Urban, Rural, Reservation           Contact/Title: Rose M. Augustine, President
Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Started as Environmental Group: No             Position: Volunteer
Number of Paid Staff: 2                         Year Founded: 1977                             Mission: To see that the Federal govern-
Number of Volunteers: 20                                                                          ment provides proper alternatives to
Charge Membership Dues: No                      Navajo Division of Health                         cleaning up the groundwater aquifer; to
Constituency Served: Native American/           Office of Environment and                         get a medical clinic in the TCE area for
   Indian                                                                                         TCE victims; and to push the EPA to
Geographic Focus: Tribal-Navajo nation          Health Code Enforcement                           force the Justice Department to hold
Membership Base: Low income, Reserva-           P.O. Drawer 1390                                  polluting parties responsible and
   tion                                         Window Rock, AZ 86515                             accountable for their actions, making
Started as Environmental Group: Yes             (602) 871-6254                                    them pay for clean-up and damage.
Year Founded: 1989                                                                             Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-
                                                Contact/Title: Henry Moore, Jr., Program          tion, Waste disposal, Worker safety,
Gila River Indian                                  Manager                                        Community organizing
Community Maricopa                              Position: Full time                            Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
                                                Mission: To create an effective and credible      Direct action
County, Arizona                                    environmental health office.                Organization Incorporated: No
P.O Box 97                                      Issues: Waste disposal, Parks & recreation,    Number of Paid Staff: 0
Sacaton, AZ 85247                                  Food safety                                 Number of Volunteers: 12
(602) 562-3301                                  Activities: Direct action                      Charge Membership Dues: No
                                                Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino
Contact/Title: Clarence M. Chiago, Land         Number of Paid Staff: 3                        Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based
   Use Ordinance Officer                        Number of Volunteers: 0                        Membership Base: Rural
Position: Full time                             Charge Membership Dues: No                     Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Mission: Provides services to tribal mem-       Constituency Served: Native American/          Year Founded: 1985
   bers in the areas of health, education,         Indian
   social services, fire protection, police     Geographic Focus: Statewide
   protection, medical emergency service,       Membership Base: Low income, Rural
   and protection of natural resources and      Started as Environmental Group: No
   cultural traditions and values. Encour-      Year Founded: 1985
   ages economic development goals.
Issues: Water pollution, Pesticides, Environ-
   mental justice, Community organizing,
   Economic development
                                                                                                 People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 59
Arkansas                                          Asian Health Services
                                                  818 Webster St.
                                                                                                    Housing, Environmental justice,
                                                                                                    Community organizing
                                                                                                 Activities: Organizing, Education
Arkansas Land and Farm                            Oakland, CA 94607                              Organization Incorporated: Yes
Development Corp.                                 (510) 986-6850                                 Number of Paid Staff: 45
                                                  Fax: (510) 986-6890                            Number of Volunteers: 10
Route 2, P.O. Box 291                                                                            Charge Membership Dues: No
Brinkley, AR 72021                                Contact/Title: Sherry Hirota, Executive        Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
(870) 734-1140                                       Director                                    Geographic Focus: Citywide
                                                  Position: Full time                            Membership Base: Low income, Urban
Contact/Title: Ross King, Director of Rural       Mission: To advocate and provide quality       Started as Environmental Group: No
   Community Development.                            health care to low-income, limited          Year Founded: 1973
Position: Volunteer                                  English-speaking Asians, regardless of
Mission: To reverse the trend of loss of land        ability to pay.                             Barrio Planners, Inc.
   and farms in Arkansas.                         Issues: Community organizing
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution,            Activities: Education, Primary medical care    5271 E. Beverly Blvd.
   Water pollution, Wildlife, Pesticides,         Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Los Angeles, CA 90022
   Recycling, Environmental justice,              Number of Paid Staff: 110                      (213) 726-7734
   Community organizing                           Number of Volunteers: 65                       Fax: (213) 721-9794
Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,      Charge Membership Dues: Yes
   Direct action, Financial development           Constituency Served: Asian/Pacific Islander    Contact/Title: Frank Villalobos, President
Organization Incorporated: Yes                    Geographic Focus: Countywide                   Position: Full time
Number of Paid Staff: 3                           Membership Base: Low income, Urban             Mission: To provide the best quality of life
Number of Volunteers: 5                           Started as Environmental Group: No                for the community of East Los Angeles.
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                       Year Founded: 1973                             Issues: Facility siting, Recycling, Parks &
Constituency Served: African American/                                                              recreation, Worker safety, Housing,
   Black                                          Asian Immigrant                                   Environmental justice, Community
Geographic Focus: Statewide                       Women Advocates                                   organizing
Membership Base: Multi-ethnic, Low                                                               Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
   income, Middle income, Rural, Church-          310 8th St. #301                                  Direct action
   based                                          Oakland, CA 94607                              Organization Incorporated: Yes
Started as Environmental Group: No                (510) 268-0192                                 Number of Paid Staff: 28
Year Founded: 1980                                Fax: (510) 268-0194                            Number of Volunteers: 0
                                                                                                 Charge Membership Dues: No
                                                  Contact/Title: Helen Kim, Organizer            Constituency Served: Latino American/

California                                        Position: Full time
                                                  Mission: Established by women workers,
                                                     community activists, and labor organizers
                                                                                                    Hispanic
                                                                                                 Geographic Focus: Regional
                                                                                                 Membership Base: Urban
AFSC Proyecto Campesino                              to advocate for and empower low income      Started as Environmental Group: No
                                                     immigrant women workers, especially in      Year Founded: 1971
111 NW. 3rd St.                                      the area of workplace injustice and
Visalia, CA 93291                                    health and safety.                          Bay Area Mountain Watch
(559) 733-4844                                    Issues: Toxics, Lead, Worker safety,
                                                     Environmental justice, Community            3306 Shelter Creek
Contact/Title: Pablo Espinoza, Office                organizing                                  San Bruno, CA 94066
   Director                                       Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct
Position: Full time                                  action                                      Contact/Title: Lorraine Burtzloff, President
Mission: To assist the low income commu-          Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Position: Volunteer
   nity in the areas of housing, health, labor,   Number of Paid Staff: 5                        Mission: (1) Saving open space and endan-
   immigration, and education.                    Number of Volunteers: 30                          gered species habitat on San Bruno
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water      Charge Membership Dues: Yes                       Mountains, the last remaining unspoiled
   pollution, Waste disposal, Pesticides,         Constituency Served: Asian/Pacific Islander       franciscan habitat in the Bay Region and
   Recycling, Worker safety, Housing,             Geographic Focus: Regional                        a buffer against over-development in the
   Environmental justice, Community               Membership Base: Low income, Urban                contiguous areas. (2) Alerting the entire
   organizing                                     Started as Environmental Group: No                shoreline community between San
Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Educa-          Year Founded: 1983                                Francisco and South San Francisco to the
   tion, Direct action                                                                              dangerous pollution caused by unregu-
Organization Incorporated: Yes                    Asian Neighborhood                                lated garbage dumping, abandoned
Number of Paid Staff: 2                           Design                                            railroad operations, and industrial wastes.
Number of Volunteers: 25                                                                            (3) Preventing housing construction on
Charge Membership Dues: No                        80 Fresno St.                                     hazardous waste sites, and calling for
Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino              San Francisco, CA 94133                           complete cleanup of the contaminated
Geographic Focus: Regional                        (415) 982-2959                                    areas and restoration of the original
Membership Base: Low income, Rural,                                                                 wetlands.
   Church-based, Coalition                        Contact/Title: Lorraine Lowe, Director of      Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-
Started as Environmental Group: Yes                  Community Resources and Education              tion, Waste disposal, Facility siting,
Year Founded: 1955                                Position: Full time                               Wildlife, Sustainable growth, Pesticides,
                                                  Mission: A non-profit community develop-          Lead, Asbestos, Recycling, Parks &
                                                     ment corporation providing housing, job        recreation, Transportation, Urban
                                                     training, and income opportunities for         habitat, Worker safety & health,
                                                     diverse low-income communities.                Housing, Urban planning
                                                  Issues: Energy conservation, Lead Asbestos,    Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
                                                                                                    Direct action
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Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic                Activities: Organizing, Research, Education,   Organization Incorporated: Yes
Geographic Focus: Regional                          Direct action                               Number of Paid Staff: 5
Membership Base: Low income, Middle              Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Number of Volunteers: 18
   income, Urban, Rural                          Number of Paid Staff: 5                        Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Started as Environmental Group: Yes              Number of Volunteers: 100                      Constituency Served: Latino American/
Year Founded: 1985                               Charge Membership Dues: Yes                       Hispanic
                                                 Constituency Served: Native American/          Geographic Focus: Countywide
Bayview Hunters Point                               Indian                                      Membership Base: Low income
Community Advocates                              Geographic Focus: Statewide                    Started as Environmental Group: No
                                                 Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Year Founded: 1990
186 Maddux Ave                                      income, Urban, Rural, Reservation
San Francisco, CA 94124                          Started as Environmental Group: No             Center for Third World
(415) 822-8132                                   Year Founded: 1992                             Organizing
Fax: (415) 647-0929
E-mail: jean@citycom.com                         California Indians for                         1218 E. 21st Street
                                                 Cultural and                                   Oakland, CA 94609
Contact/Title: Olin Webb, Executive                                                             (510) 533-7583
   Director Karen G. Pierce, President           Environmental Protection                       Fax: (510) 533-0923
Position: Volunteer                              Star Route Mesa Grande                         E-mail: ctwo@igc.org
Mission: Our mission is to improve the           Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
   quality of life of residents of the Bayview   (619) 782-3703                                 Contact/Title: Jeannie R. London, Acting
   Hunters Point neighborhood through                                                              Office Manager
   advocacy, information, community              Contact/Title: Marina Ortega or Milton         Position: Full time
   organizing, education and economic               Campbell, Core members                      Mission: To develop and train a growing
   development.                                  Position: Volunteer                               cadre of organizers/leaders and to equip
Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Children     Mission: To provide information and               them with the skills, analysis, and support
   health, Community organizing, Energy,            education about issues so that Indian          they need to build strong and challenging
   Environmental racism, Facility siting,           people will make informed decisions            community organizations.
   Housing, Lead, Parks & recreation,               about land use—empowerment is the           Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Worker
   Pesticides, Transportation, Toxics, Waste        key.                                           safety, Housing, Environmental justice,
   disposal, Water pollution, Worker safety,     Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-       Community organizing
   Environmental health                             tion, Waste disposal, Facility siting,      Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Education,
Activities: Technical assistance, Report            Wildlife, Pesticides, Lead, Parks &            Direct action
   preparation, Proposal/grant writing,             recreation, Environmental justice,          Organization Incorporated: Yes
   Health surveys, Pollution monitoring,            Community organizing, BIA contracting       Number of Paid Staff: 24
   Workshops, Organizing, Research               Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,   Number of Volunteers: 10
Organization Incorporated: Yes                      Direct action, Empowerment                  Charge Membership Dues: No
Number of Paid Staff: 0                          Organization Incorporated: No                  Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
Number of Volunteers: 8                          Number of Paid Staff: 0                        Geographic Focus: National
Charge Membership Dues: No                       Number of Volunteers: 10                       Membership Base: Multi-ethnic, Low
Constituency Served: African American/           Charge Membership Dues: No                        income, Urban, Rural, Church-based
   Black                                         Constituency Served: Native American/          Started as Environmental Group: No
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                      Indian                                      Year Founded: 1980
Membership Base: Low income, Middle              Geographic Focus: Tribal
   income, Urban, Church-based, Coalition        Membership Base: Low income, Rural,            City of Santa Ana Keep
Started as Environmental Group: No                  Reservation, Coalition                      America Beautiful
Year Founded: 1995                               Started as Environmental Group: Yes
                                                 Year Founded: 1992                             116A W. 4th St., Suite 12
California Indian                                                                               Santa Ana, CA 92701
Basketweavers Association                        Center for Community                           (714) 647-6561
                                                 Advocacy (CCA)
16849 China Flats Rd.                                                                           Contact/Title: Ellen Ward, Coordinator
Nevada City, CA 95959                            9 West Gobilan Street, Suite 12                Position: Full time
(530) 292-0141                                   Salinas, CA 93901                              Mission: To promote public interest in the
Fax: (530) 292-0141                              (831) 753-2324                                    general improvement of the environment
E-mail: ciba@oro.net                             Fax: (831) 753-0141                               of the City of Santa Ana.
                                                 E-mail: centerc@jps.net                        Issues: Energy, Air pollution, Waste disposal,
Contact/Title: Sara Greensfelder, Executive                                                        Recycling, Parks & recreation
   Director                                      Contact/Title: Juan Uranga, Executive          Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct
Position: Full time                                 Director                                       action
Mission: To preserve, perpetuate, and            Position: Full time                            Organization Incorporated: Yes
   promote the tradition of California           Mission: The Center for Community              Number of Paid Staff: 5
   Indian basket weaving traditions while           Advocacy is a nonprofit organization        Number of Volunteers: 15-20
   providing a healthy physical, social,            dedicated to improving housing condi-       Charge Membership Dues: No
   spiritual and economic environment for           tions and opportunities for farmworker      Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino
   basket weavers, including working with           sand other low income families in           Geographic Focus: Citywide
   environmental groups and public land             Monterey & Santa Cruz. CCA conducts         Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   agencies.                                        educational programs at labor camps to         income, Urban
Issues: Community organizing, Parks &               inform farm workers of their basic rights   Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   recreation, Pesticides, Access to public         and responsibilities.                       Year Founded: 1986
   lands                                         Issues: Community organizing, Housing,
                                                 Activities: Organizing
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Comision de Action                             Contact/Title: Patricia Cummings, General       Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
Revolucionaria de Latinos                         Counsel                                         pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,
                                               Position: Volunteer                                Pesticides, Housing, Environmental
Organidos para Siempre                         Mission: A Native organization working to          justice, Community organizing
1215 Lexington St.                                preserve traditional cultures, empower-      Activities: Education
Delano, CA 93215                                  ing them in the direct application of        Organization Incorporated: Yes
(805) 725-3430                                    their traditional beliefs and practices on   Number of Paid Staff: 15
                                                  their ancestral lands.                       Number of Volunteers: 100+
Contact/Title: Esmeralda Martinez,             Issues: Energy, Water pollution, Wildlife,      Charge Membership Dues: N/A
   President                                      Environmental justice, Community             Constituency Served: Native American/
Position: Part time                               organizing; Land rights, Cultural               Indian
Mission: A youth group that is involved in        resource promotion                           Geographic Focus: National
   issues concerning the well-being of all     Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,    Membership Base: Low income, Rural
   human beings.                                  Direct action, Service to Native Americans   Started as Environmental Group: No
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Waste   Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Year Founded: 1970
   disposal, Facility siting, Pesticides,      Number of Paid Staff: 1
   Lead, Recycling, Housing, Environmen-       Number of Volunteers: 8                         Del Rey Residents
   tal justice, Community organizing           Charge Membership Dues: Yes                     Concerned for Clean Air
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,    Constituency Served: Native American/
   Education, Direct Action                       Indian                                       and Water
Organization Incorporated: No                  Geographic Focus: National                      5091 Del Rey Ave.
Number of Paid Staff: 0                        Membership Base: Low income, Middle             Del Rey, CA 93616
Number of Volunteers: 30                          income, Urban, Rural, Reservation,           (209) 888-0910
Charge Membership Dues: No                        Coalition
Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino           Started as Environmental Group: No              Contact/Title: Enid Perez, Coordinator
Geographic Focus: Countywide                   Year Founded: 1985                              Position: Volunteer
Membership Base: Low income, Rural                                                             Mission: To make Del Rey a better place to
Started as Environmental Group: No             Curry Temple Community                             live.
Year Founded: 1992                             Development Corporation                         Issues: Air pollution, Water pollution, Waste
                                                                                                  disposal, Pesticides, Lead, Environmen-
Concerned Citizens of                          307 North Tamarind Ave, Suite 4C                   tal justice, Community organizing
South Central Los Angeles                      Compton, CA 90220                               Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
                                               (310) 763-8066                                     Education, Direct action, Community
P.O. Box 11337-4707 South Central Ave          Fax: (310) 763-8068                                outreach
Los Angeles, CA 90011                                                                          Organization Incorporated: No
(323) 846-2500                                 Contact/Title: William R. Johnson Jr.,          Number of Paid Staff: 0
Fax: (323) 846-2508                               President                                    Number of Volunteers: 5
E-mail: ontimeprint@earthlink.net              Position: Part time                             Charge Membership Dues: No
                                               Mission: To develop housing, economic           Constituency Served: Latino/Hispanic
Contact/Title: Juanita Tate, Executive            development and social service opportu-      Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based
   Director                                       nities while bridging the cultural gap       Membership Base: Low income, Rural
Position: Full time                               between the African-American and             Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Mission: The purpose of this organization         Latino communities within the City of        Year Founded: 1992
   shall be the fostering of interest among       Compton.
   its members and community in social,        Issues: Brownfields, Community organizing,      District 7 Democratic Club
   economic and environmental conditions          Housing, Lead
   and growth of their community.              Activities: Proposal/grant writing, Health      4909-A 3rd St.
Issues: Children health, Community                surveys                                      San Francisco, CA 94124
   organizing, Environmental racism,           Organization Incorporated: Yes                  (415) 822-9600
   Housing, Lead, Recycling, Transporta-       Number of Paid Staff: 2
   tion, Toxics, Waste disposal, Water         Number of Volunteers: 14                        Contact/Title: Espanola Jackson, President
   pollution, Worker safety                    Charge Membership Dues: No                      Position: Volunteer
Activities: Technical assistance, Proposal/    Constituency Served: African American/          Mission: Community empowerment
   grant writing, Computer training,              Black                                        Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
   Internet training, Workshops, Organizing    Geographic Focus: Regional                         pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Membership Base: Low income, Middle                Pesticides, Recycling, Parks & recre-
Number of Paid Staff: 17                          income, Church-based                            ation, Worker safety, Housing, Environ-
Number of Volunteers: 30+                      Started as Environmental Group: No                 mental justice, Community organizing
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Year Founded: 1989                              Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
Constituency Served: African American/                                                            Education, Direct action
   Black, Latino American/Hispanic             D-Q University                                  Organization Incorporated: No
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                                                                 Number of Paid Staff: 0
Membership Base: Low income, Urban             P.O. Box 409                                    Number of Volunteers: 8
Started as Environmental Group: Yes            Davis, CA 95617                                 Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Year Founded: 1985                             (916) 758-0470                                  Constituency Served: African American/
                                                                                                  Black
Cultural Conservancy                           Contact/Title: Shirley Lewis, Staff Atty./      Geographic Focus: Citywide
                                                  Admin. Analyst                               Membership Base: Multi-ethnic, Low
P.O. Box 5124                                  Position: Full time                                income, Middle income, Urban, Church-
Mill Valley, CA 94942                          Mission: Dedicated to the continued                based, Coalition
(415) 491-1948                                    progress of Indigenous communities           Started as Environmental Group: No
                                                  through education.                           Year Founded: 1976
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Earlimart Cancer Cluster                       Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-         based environmental and economic
Task Force                                        tion, Waste disposal, Wildlife, Pesticides,      justice organizations and their counter-
                                                  Recycling, Environmental justice,                parts in the third world.
329 N. Cottonwood St.                             Community organizing                          Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
Visalia, CA 93291                              Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,         pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,
(209) 732-0199                                    Education, Direct action                         Pesticides, Lead, Recycling, Worker
                                               Organization Incorporated: No                       safety, Housing, Environmental justice,
Contact/Title: Adolph J. Nava, Chair           Number of Paid Staff: 0                             Community organizing
Position: Volunteer                            Number of Volunteers: 300-400                    Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
Mission: To identify the cause of the high     Charge Membership Dues: No                          Direct action
   incidence of childhood cancer in the        Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino             Organization Incorporated: Yes
   community of Earlimart, and to assist the   Geographic Focus: Countywide                     Number of Paid Staff: 3
   victims medically, financially, and         Membership Base: Low income, Middle              Number of Volunteers: 0
   emotionally by addressing the barriers         income, Rural, Church-based                   Charge Membership Dues: No
   encountered by these families.              Started as Environmental Group: Yes              Constituency Served: Local organizations in
Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-    Year Founded: 1987                                  communities of color & low income
   tion, Waste disposal, Pesticides, Worker                                                        communities; regional/national environ-
   safety, Housing, Environmental justice,     Endangered Species                                  mental & economic justice networks
   Community organizing                                                                         Geographic Focus: National
Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Educa-       P.O. Box 188                                     Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
   tion, Direct action                         Alpaugh, CA 93201                                   Rural, Coalition
Organization Incorporated: No                  (559) 949-8110                                   Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Number of Paid Staff: 0                        E-mail: alpal@webtv.net                          Year Founded: 1991
Number of Volunteers: 7
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Contact/Title: Linda L. Mackay, Executive        Environmental Health
Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino              Director                                      Coalition (EHC)
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based           Position: Volunteer
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Mission: Back in 1989 a company was              1717 Kettner Blvd. #100
   income, Rural                                  proposing to build a toxic waste incinera-    San Diego, CA 92101
Started as Environmental Group: No                tor just outside our small community. We      (619) 235-0281
Year Founded: 1989                                formed our group then and with the help       Fax: (619) 232-3670
                                                  of Green Peace and other communities.         E-mail: joyw@environmentalhealth.org
East Palo Alto Historical                         We were able to stop them early on.
and Agricultural Society                       Issues: Air pollution, Children health,          Contact/Title: Joy Williams, Director
                                                  Environmental racism, Facility siting,           Community Assistance
P.O. Box 51504                                    Pesticides, Toxics                            Position: Full time
East Palo Alto, CA 94303                       Organization Incorporated: No                    Mission: EHC is dedicated to the preven-
(415) 329-0294                                 Number of Paid Staff: 0                             tion and cleanup of toxic pollution
                                               Number of Volunteers: 1                             threatening our health, our community,
Contact/Title: Trevor Burrowes, Director       Charge Membership Dues: No                          and the environment. We promote
Position: Part time                            Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic                   environmental justice, monitor govern-
Mission: Preservation of land, cultural        Geographic Focus: Regional                          ment and industry actions that cause
   diversity, and historical resources.        Membership Base: Low income                         pollution, educate the community about
Issues: Parks & recreation, Community          Started as Environmental Group: Yes                 toxic hazards and toxics use reduction,
   organizing, Sustainable development         Year Founded: 1989                                  and empower the public to join our
Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Educa-                                                           cause.
   tion, Direct action, Planning               Environmental and                                Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Commu-
Organization Incorporated: No                  Economic Justice Project                            nity organizing, Lead, Pesticides, Toxics,
Number of Paid Staff: 3                                                                            U.S./Mexico border, Water pollution
Number of Volunteers: 30                       (EEJP)                                           Activities: Technical assistance, Health
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    2826 S. Vermont Ave., Suite 11                      surveys, Pollution monitoring, Media/
Constituency Served: African American/         Los Angeles, CA 90027                               press campaign, Fund raising, Organiz-
   Black                                       (213) 730-4950                                      ing, Legal, Research
Geographic Focus: Citywide                     Fax: (213) 730-4957                              Organization Incorporated: Yes
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            E-mail: dpateriya@igc.org                        Number of Paid Staff: 20
   income, Urban                                                                                Number of Volunteers: 100
Started as Environmental Group: No             Contact/Title: Deepak Pateriya, Program          Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Year Founded: 1990                                Coordinator                                   Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
                                               Position: Full time                              Geographic Focus: Regional, International
El Pueblo para El Aire y                       Mission: EEJP works to build the capacity        Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Agua Limpio (People for                           and strategic effectiveness of the               income, Urban
                                                  movement for environmental and                Started as Environmental Group: No
Clean Air and Water)                              economic justice through 2 main               Year Founded: 1980
P.O. Box 387                                      strategies: (1) Strategic facilitation and
Kettleman City, CA 93239                          training for local grassroots organizations   Ethnic Coalition
(209) 386-5339                                    & regional/national environmental
                                                  justice networks in the areas of organiz-     3250 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Floor
Contact/Title: Espy Maya, Co-Founder              ing training, strategic planning and          Los Angeles, CA 90010
Position: Volunteer                               organizational development; and (2) an        (213) 381-3663
Mission: To stop incinerators and landfills       international program designed to build       Fax: (213) 380-5036
   from being built, and to stop production       a stronger international movement by
   of toxics by not purchasing and using          developing relationships among U.S.
   toxic chemicals.
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Contact/Title: Barbara Miayamoto                    pollution, Wildlife, Environmental           Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Worker safety,
Position: Volunteer                                 justice, Community organizing, Indig-           Environmental justice, Community
Mission: To participate as a full partner in        enous self-determination                        organizing
   policy setting in the areas of planning,      Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,     Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
   development, the environment, and                Education, Direct action, Present               Direct action
   transportation.                                  testimony & documentation at U.N             Organization Incorporated: No
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water        Human Rights Commission                      Number of Paid Staff: 10
   pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,   Organization Incorporated: No                   Number of Volunteers: 50
   Lead, Worker safety, Housing, Environ-        Number of Paid Staff: 0                         Charge Membership Dues: Yes
   mental justice                                Number of Volunteers: 6                         Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Educa-         Charge Membership Dues: No                      Geographic Focus: Countywide
   tion, Direct Action                           Constituency Served: Native American/           Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Organization Incorporated: No                       Indian                                          income, Urban, Coalition
Number of Paid Staff: 0                          Geographic Focus: International                 Started as Environmental Group: No
Number of Volunteers: 45                         Membership Base: Low income, Middle             Year Founded: 1989
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                         income, Urban, Rural, Coalition
Constituency Served: African American/           Started as Environmental Group: No              Madres del Este de Los
   Black, Latino American/Hispanic, Asian/       Year Founded: 1974                              Angeles
   Pacific Islander
Geographic Focus: Regional                       Labor/Community Strategy                        924 S. Mott Street
Membership Base: Middle income, Urban,           Center                                          Los Angeles, CA 90023-1412
   Coalition                                                                                     (323) 269-9898
Started as Environmental Group: No               3780 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1200                  Fax: (323) 269-2446
Year Founded: 1989                               Los Angeles, CA 90010
                                                 E-mail: laborctr@igc.org                        Contact/Title: Elsa Lopez, Executive
I Love A Clean San Diego                                                                            Director Juan Gutierrez, President
County, Inc.                                     Contact/Title: Eric Mann, Director              Position: Volunteer
                                                 Position: Full time                             Mission: To empower our communities
4901 Morena Blvd. #703                           Mission: The Strategy Center is a multi-           through education on political, environ-
San Diego, CA 92116                                 racial anticorporate “think-tank/act tank”      mental, economic, and social issues.
(619) 270-8393                                      and National School for Strategic            Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Children
                                                    organizing committed to building                health, Community organizing, Environ-
Contact/Title: Shelita Weinfield, Special           democratic internationalist social              mental racism, Lead, Pesticides, Toxics,
   Programs/Membership                              movements though 1) direct grassroots           Water pollution, Wildlife
Position: Full time                                 organizing campaigns-the Bus Riders          Activities: Workshops, Organizing
Mission: Conservation of natural resources          Union, and the Watchdog Clean Up the         Organization Incorporated: Yes
   through education, research, and direct          Oil Refinery project, 2) training a new      Number of Paid Staff: 3
   action in both the public and private            generation of mass movement organizers,      Number of Volunteers: 20
   sectors in order to create a balance             3) public policy and movement strategy       Charge Membership Dues: No
   among competing demands on our                   formation, 4) Strategy Center Publica-       Constituency Served: Latino American/
   environment.                                     tions                                           Hispanic
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water     Issues: Air pollution, Children health,         Geographic Focus: Regional
   pollution, Waste disposal, Recycling,            Community organizing, Environmental          Membership Base: Low income
   Community organizing, Water conserva-            racism, Transportation, Toxics, Civil        Started as Environmental Group: No
   tion                                             rights                                       Year Founded: 1984
Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,     Activities: Media/press campaign, Work-
   Direct action                                    shops, Organizing, Legal, Research           Manchester Point Arena
Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Band of Pomo Indians
Number of Paid Staff: 9                          Number of Paid Staff: 10
Number of Volunteers: 75                         Number of Volunteers: 2500                      P.O. Box 623
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                      Charge Membership Dues: Yes                     Point Arena, CA 95468
Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic                Constituency Served: Latino American/           (707) 882-2788
Geographic Focus: Countywide                        Hispanic
Membership Base: Coalition                       Geographic Focus: Regional                      Contact/Title: Darrell Bechtol,
Started as Environmental Group: Yes              Membership Base: Low income, Urban                 Administrative Assistant
Year Founded: 1983                               Started as Environmental Group: No              Position: Full time
                                                 Year Founded: 1989                              Mission: To make a better and safer
International Indian                                                                                environment for our children to grow up
Treaty Council (IITC)                            Labor/Community                                    in.
                                                 WATCHDOG                                        Issues: Energy, Water pollution, Housing
710 Clayton St. #1                                                                               Organization Incorporated: No
San Francisco, CA 94117                          1142 N. Avalon Blvd., Suite 1                   Number of Paid Staff: 1
(415) 566-0251                                   Wilmington, CA 90744                            Number of Volunteers: 1
                                                 (310) 834-9795                                  Charge Membership Dues: No
Contact/Title: Norma Scheurkogel, Staff                                                          Constituency Served: Native American/
Position: Volunteer                              Contact/Title: Chris Mathis, Lead Organizer        Indian
Mission: IITC is a U.N., non-governmental        Position: Full time                             Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based
   organization (NGO) in consultative            Mission: A Los Angeles countywide               Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
   status, Category II. Uses treaties as the        environmental justice organization              Rural
   basis for their work. Have expanded to           focusing on air pollution. We are            Started as Environmental Group: No
   include native peoples worldwide.                composed mostly of working-class             Year Founded: N/A
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water        people of color.
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Mexican American Health                        Mission: A public information and activist          sity to build and sustain a movement for
and Educational Services                          resource center that works to promote            environmental and economic justice
                                                  closer ties between the people of the            where youth develop as leaders through
2502 Clarendon Ave                                U.S. and Mexico.                                 hands-on grassroots community organiz-
Huntington Park, CA 90255                      Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water        ing. Nindakin believes that students and
(213) 583-8421                                    pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,      communities of color organizing together
                                                  Pesticides, Worker safety, Housing,              can build power to ensure that all people
Contact/Title: Maria M. Vargas, Executive         Environmental justice, Community                 have the right to live, work and play in a
   Director                                       organizing, Immigration, NAFTA                   clean and healthy environment.
Position: Volunteer                            Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,     Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
Mission: To provide health education to our       Direct action, Solidarity                        pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,
   targeted population, and to serve as a      Organization Incorporated: Yes                      Environmental justice, Photo exhibit
   clearinghouse of educational materials      Number of Paid Staff: 0                             profiling communities experiencing
   and programs to provide resources and       Number of Volunteers: 15                            environmental racism
   information.                                Charge Membership Dues: No                       Activities: Research, Education, Support
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water   Constituency Served: Latino American/               work for communities
   pollution, Lead, Asbestos, Recycling,          Hispanic                                      Organization Incorporated: No
   Worker safety, Housing, Community           Geographic Focus: Regional                       Number of Paid Staff: 0
   organizing                                  Membership Base: Low income, Middle              Number of Volunteers: 8
Organization Incorporated: Yes                    income, Urban, Coalition                      Charge Membership Dues: No
Number of Paid Staff: 0                        Started as Environmental Group: No               Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
Number of Volunteers: 12                       Year Founded: 1992                               Geographic Focus: Regional
Charge Membership Dues: No                                                                      Membership Base: Middle income, Urban
Constituency Served: Latino American/          Mothers of East Los                              Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   Hispanic                                    Angeles, Santa Isabel                            Year Founded: 1991
Geographic Focus: Citywide
Membership Base: Low income, Urban,            Chapter
                                                                                                NINDAKIN: People of
   Coalition                                   924 S. Mott St.                                  Color for Environmental
Started as Environmental Group: No             Los Angeles, CA 90023
Year Founded: 1992                             (213) 263-8191                                   Justice
                                                                                                601 Brooklyn Ave, Apt #306
Mexican American                               Contact/Title: Juana B. Gutierrez, President     Oakland, CA 94606
Political Organization                            and Founder                                   (415) 561-3328
                                               Position: Full time                              Fax: (415) 561-3334
(MAPA)                                         Mission: To fight against any injustice          E-mail: garzcat@igc.org
Route 2 P.O. Box 225                              coming to our community.
Delano, CA 93215                               Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water     Contact/Title: Catalina Garzon, Co-Chair
(805) 792-6532                                    pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,   Position: Volunteer
                                                  Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos, Recycling,        Mission: Nindakin is an organization of
Contact/Title: Ciro Cuellar, Advisor to           Parks & recreation, Environmental                students and graduates of color from the
   Porterville Chapter                            justice, Community organizing                    University of California, Berkeley that
Position: Volunteer                            Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Educa-            strives to develop multicultural youth
Mission: Provide Hispanics with political         tion, Direct action                              leadership in the environmental justice
   empowerment.                                Organization Incorporated: No                       movement through hands-on grassroots
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water   Number of Paid Staff: 0                             community organizing and per learning
   pollution, Wildlife, Pesticides, Recy-      Number of Volunteers: 10                            strategies.
   cling, Parks & recreation, Worker safety,   Charge Membership Dues: No                       Issues: Community organizing, Environ-
   Housing, Environmental justice,             Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino                mental racism, Toxics, Worker safety,
   Community organizing                        Geographic Focus: Statewide                         Multicultural youth leadership develop-
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,    Membership Base: Low income, Middle                 ment,
   Education, Direct action                       income, Urban, Church-based                   Activities: Media/press campaign, Work-
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Started as Environmental Group: No                  shops, Organizing, Leadership develop-
Number of Paid Staff: 0                        Year Founded: 1985                                  ment
Number of Volunteers: 30                                                                        Organization Incorporated: No
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Nindakin - People of Color                       Number of Paid Staff: 0
Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino           for Environmental Justice                        Number of Volunteers: 5-10
Geographic Focus: Regional                                                                      Charge Membership Dues: No
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            c/o Women’s Resource Center                      Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
   income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,         250 Cesar Chavez Center                          Geographic Focus: Regional
   Coalition                                   Berkeley, CA 94720                               Membership Base: Low income, Urban
Started as Environmental Group: No             Fax: (510) 268-0194                              Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Year Founded: 1960                             E-mail: mrtaruc@yahoo.com                        Year Founded: 1991

Mexico Information                             Contact/Title: Mari Rose Taruc                   Old Escondido
Project                                        Position: Volunteer                              Neighborhood Group, Inc.
                                               Mission: Nindakin: People of Color for
8124 W. 3rd St.                                   Environmental Justice is an organization      828 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90048                             of students and graduates of color from       Escondido, CA 92025
(213) 655-3728                                    the University of California at Berkeley      (619) 741-1479
                                                  that unites to confront environmental
Contact/Title: Teresa Sanchez, Director           and economic racism in the university         Contact/Title: Margaret Moir
Position: Volunteer                               and communities of color. It is a neces-      Position: Volunteer
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Mission: Promote, preserve, and protect the    Membership Base: Low income, Urban             Plant Closures Project
   predominately residential, pedestrian-      Started as Environmental Group: No
   based character of Old Escondido.           Year Founded: 1991                             512 17th St., Suite 200
Issues: Recycling, Parks & recreation,                                                        Oakland, CA 94612
   Housing, Community organizing               People United for a Better                     (415) 763-6584
Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Educa-       Oakland (PUEBLO)
   tion, Direct action                                                                        Contact/Title: Mark Freedman, Executive
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 132 East 12th Street                              Director
Number of Paid Staff: 0                        Oakland, CA 94606                              Position: Full time
Number of Volunteers: 100                      (510) 452-2010                                 Mission: To hold corporations and govern-
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Fax: (510) 452-2017                               ment accountable for how their decisions
Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic              E-mail: peopleunited@igc.org                      affect workers and communities.
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based                                                          Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Contact/Title: Karleen Lloyd, Lead                tion, Waste disposal, Recycling, Worker
   income, Urban                                  Organizer                                      safety, Housing, Environmental justice,
Started as Environmental Group: No             Position: Full time                               Community organizing
Year Founded: 1989                             Mission: To organize low income people to      Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
                                                  take back power over their lives, provide      Education, Direct action
Padres Hacia Una Vida                             an effective voice for positive change in   Organization Incorporated: Yes
Mejor                                             Oakland, and hold accountable those in      Number of Paid Staff: 2
                                                  positions of power over the issues that     Number of Volunteers: 30
P.O. Box 319                                      affect our communities.                     Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Buttonwillow, CA 93206                         Issues: Toxics, Environmental justice,         Constituency Served: African American/
(805) 764-5426                                    Community organizing, Education                Black
                                               Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,   Geographic Focus: Regional
Contact/Title: Rosa Solorio-Garcia,               Direct action                               Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   President                                   Organization Incorporated: Yes                    income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,
Position: Volunteer                            Number of Paid Staff: 4                           Coalition
Mission: To stop Laidlow Waste Service         Number of Volunteers: 15                       Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   form getting an expansion permit, and to    Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Year Founded: 1981
   close it. Empowerment of farm laborers      Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
   at the same time is a must.                 Geographic Focus: Citywide                     Rincon, San Luiseno Band
Issues: Toxics, Facility siting, Environmen-   Membership Base: Low income, Urban,            of Mission Indians
   tal justice, Community organizing              Middle income
Activities: Education, Direct action           Started as Environmental Group: No             P.O. Box 68
Organization Incorporated: No                  Year Founded: 1989                             Valley Center, CA 92082
Number of Paid Staff: 0                                                                       (619) 749-1051
Number of Volunteers: 10                       Pesticide Education Center
Charge Membership Dues: No                                                                    Contact/Title: Ann M. Godwin, Fiscal
Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino           P.O. Box 420870                                   Officer
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based           San Francisco, CA 94142-0870                   Position: Full time
Membership Base: Low income, Rural             (415) 391-8511                                 Mission: A Tribal Government overseeing
Started as Environmental Group: No             Fax: (415) 391-9159                               the Rincon Indian Reservation. Have an
Year Founded: 1992                             E-mail: pec@igc.og                                active trash pickup program, are studying
                                                                                                 the feasibility for a solid waste disposal
People Organizing to                           Contact/Title: Marion Moses, M.D.                 system, and test weekly the water
Demand Environmental                           Position: Full time                               quality (drainage area from the groves of
                                               Mission: Our mission is to educate workers        Valley Center). Have a safety program, a
Rights                                            and the public about the health hazards        youth program for non-smoking, a
1535 Mission St.                                  of pesticides. We have developed videos/       literacy program, an active cultural
San Francisco, CA 94103                           manuals in English & Spanish for farm          awareness program, and a Senior Activity
(415) 431-4210                                    workers and work very closely with farm        Day.
                                                  workers unions and legal assistance         Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-
Contact/Title: Leticia Alcanter, Project          groups throughout the country.                 tion, Waste disposal, Pesticides, Worker
   Director                                    Issues: Children health, Environmental            safety, Housing, Environmental justice,
Position: Volunteer                               racism, Pesticides, Toxics, U.S./Mexico        Community organizing, Education
Mission: A multi-cultural, multi-issue,           border, Worker safety                       Activities: Tribal government
   community-based organization commit-        Activities: Technical assistance, Health       Organization Incorporated: No
   ted to social change. Lead has been            surveys, Media/press campaign, Work-        Number of Paid Staff: 25
   chosen as a seminal issue.                     shops, Legal, Research                      Number of Volunteers: 2
Issues: Toxics, Lead, Housing, Environ-        Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Charge Membership Dues: No
   mental justice, Community organizing        Number of Paid Staff: 1                        Constituency Served: Native American/
Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Educa-       Number of Volunteers: 1 or 2                      Indian
   tion, Direct action                         Charge Membership Dues: No                     Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Constituency Served: Latino American/          Membership Base: Low income, Rural,
Number of Paid Staff: 0                           Black                                          Reservation
Number of Volunteers: 3                        Geographic Focus: National                     Started as Environmental Group: No
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Membership Base: Low income, Rural             Year Founded: 1878
Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino           Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Geographic Focus: Citywide                     Year Founded: 1988



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River Park Garden Club                          Membership Base: Middle income, Rural,         South & Meso American
                                                   Coalition                                   Indian Information Center
5631 Shephard Ave                               Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Sacramento, CA 95819                            Year Founded: 1989                             P.O. Box 28703
(916) 455-6923                                                                                 Oakland, CA 94604
                                                Seventh Generation Fund                        (510) 834-4263
Contact/Title: Paolo Agular
Position: Volunteer                             P.O. Box 4569                                  Contact/Title: Nilo Cayuqueo, Director
Mission: Promote gardening and landscap-        Arcata, CA 95518                               Position: Full time
   ing in the neighborhood.                     (707) 825-7640                                 Mission: To strengthen direct communica-
Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Pesticides,      Fax: (707) 825-7639                               tion and links among indigenous peoples
   Recycling, Parks & recreation, Commu-        E-mail: office@7genFund.org                       of North and South America; to educate
   nity organizing, Food drives                                                                   the American public about the struggles
Activities: Lobbying, Education, Direct         Contact/Title: Chris Peters, Executive            for survival and self-determination of
   action                                          Director                                       Indian Peoples of South and Meso
Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Position: Full time                               America; and to create connections
Number of Paid Staff: 0                         Mission: To provide general support grants,       between Indigenous groups and human
Number of Volunteers: 18                           training, and technical assistance to          rights and environmental organizations.
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                        grassroots Native American community        Issues: Energy, Air pollution, Water
Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic                  organizations.                                 pollution, Wildlife, Environmental
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based            Issues: Environmental racism, Toxics              justice, Community organizing, Human
Membership Base: Middle income, Urban           Activities: Technical assistance, Fund            rights, Deforestation, Resource extrac-
Started as Environmental Group: Yes                raising                                        tion (oil development/ logging/mining)
Year Founded: 1954                              Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
                                                Number of Paid Staff: 5                           Education, Direct action
San Pasqual Band of                             Number of Volunteers: 0                        Organization Incorporated: No
Mission Indians                                 Charge Membership Dues: No                     Number of Paid Staff: 6
                                                Constituency Served: Native American/          Number of Volunteers: 4
15957 Woods Valley Rd.                             Indian                                      Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Valley Center, CA 92082                         Geographic Focus: International                Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
(619) 749-8893                                  Membership Base: Low income, Tribal            Geographic Focus: Regional
                                                Started as Environmental Group: No             Membership Base: Middle income, Urban,
Contact/Title: Diana Martinez, Chair            Year Founded: 1977                                Rural, Reservation, Church-based,
Position: Full time                                                                               Coalition
Mission: Self sufficiency with economic         Smith River Rancheria                          Started as Environmental Group: No
   development.                                                                                Year Founded: 1983
Issues: Air pollution, Water pollution, Parks   250 North Indian Road
   & recreation, Worker safety, Housing         Smith River, CA 95567-9525                     Timbisha Shoshone Tribe
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,     (707) 487-9255
   Education, Direct action, Governmental                                                      P.O. Box 206
Organization Incorporated: No                   Contact/Title: William H. Richards, Sr.        Death Valley, CA 92328
Number of Paid Staff: 5                            Tribal Chairman or Marjorie L. Trudgen,     (619) 786-2374
Number of Volunteers: 2                            Tribal Administrator
Charge Membership Dues: No                      Position: Volunteer                            Contact/Title: Roy Kennedy, Chairman
Constituency Served: Native American/           Mission: We are interested in the preserva-    Position: Volunteer
   Indian                                          tion of rivers, creeks, and adjoining       Mission: We are federally recognized, but
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based               ocean waterways.                               have no land base. We live on federal
Membership Base: Low income                     Issues: Energy, Air pollution, Water              government land (Death Valley National
Started as Environmental Group: No                 pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,           Monument).
Year Founded: 1945                                 Pesticides, Recycling, Worker Safety,       Issues: Energy, Air pollution, Water
                                                   Housing, Environmental justice,                pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,
Save Our Sanger                                    Community organizing                           Recycling, Parks & recreation, Housing,
                                                Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,      Environmental justice, Community
823 Lyon                                           Direct Action Organization Incorpo-            organizing
Sanger, CA 93657                                   rated: No                                   Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
(209) 875-5770                                  Number of Paid Staff: 9 Number of                 Education
                                                   Volunteers: 3                               Organization Incorporated: No
Contact/Title: Susan Medina, Member,            Charge Membership Dues: No                     Number of Paid Staff: 2
   Board of Directors                           Constituency Served: Native American/          Number of Volunteers: 3
Position: Volunteer                                Indian                                      Charge Membership Dues: No
Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-     Geographic Focus: Countywide                   Constituency Served: Native American/
   tion, Waste disposal, Recycling, Commu-      Membership Base: Low income, Middle               Indian
   nity Organizing                                 income, Urban, Rural                        Geographic Focus: Tribal
Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,    Started as Environmental Group: No             Membership Base: Low income, Rural,
   Direct Action, Political                     Year Founded: 1983                                Reservation
Organization Incorporated: Yes                                                                 Started as Environmental Group: No
Number of Paid Staff: 0                                                                        Year Founded: 1986
Number of Volunteers: 20
Charge Membership Dues: No
Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
Geographic Focus: Citywide


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Ujima Security Council                           Position: Full time                             Geographic Focus: Regional
                                                 Mission: The Unity Council, a network of        Membership Base: Low income, Middle
337 Lilac Lane                                      institutions, maintains as its goal the         income, Urban, Rural, Reservation,
East Palo Alto, CA 94303                            enrichment of the lives of families in the      Church-based, Coalition
                                                    Fruitvale neighborhood. With this            Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Contact/Title: A. Peter Evans or Keisha             intent, the Unity Council provides a         Year Founded: 1989
   Williams                                         comprehensive program of physical,
Position: Volunteer                                 economic and social development.             West County Toxics
Mission: To stop environmental injustice.           Programs include leadership in commu-        Coalition
   Our community is the home of                     nity advocacy, social service delivery,
   Superfund sites and a toxic recycler.            housing, and economic development.           1019 Macdonald
   Local civic leaders make our job                 The Unity Council also promotes              Richmond, CA 94801
   difficult.                                       minority leadership and the expansion of     (510) 232-3427
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water        social and economic opportunities for
   pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,      minorities in the community. The             Contact/Title: Henry Clark, Executive
   Wildlife, Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos,            collective goals of these programs and          Director
   Parks & recreation, Worker safety,               the chief objective of the Unity Council     Position: Full time
   Housing, Environmental justice,                  is to reverse the downward spiral of         Mission: To form an organization of
   Community organizing                             social, physical, and economic decline in       residents that empowers the community
Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,        the Fruitvale.                                  to fight toxic exposure, protect the
   Direct action, Political and legal action     Issues: Children health, Community                 environment, and protect the health and
Organization Incorporated: No                       organizing, Environmental racism,               safety of residents.
Number of Paid Staff: 2                             Housing Parks & recreation, Recycling,       Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
Number of Volunteers: 30                            Transportation, Urban sprawl, Senior            pollution, Waste disposal, Facility citing,
Charge Membership Dues: No                          service                                         Wildlife, Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos,
Constituency Served: African American/           Activities: Technical assistance, Report           Recycling, Parks & recreation, Worker
   Black                                            preparation, Proposal/grant writing,            safety, Housing, Environmental justice,
Geographic Focus: Statewide                         Computer training, Internet training,           Community organizing
Membership Base: Low income, Middle                 Media/press campaign, Fund raising,          Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
   income, Urban, Church-based, Coalition           Workshops, Organizing, Legal                    Education, Direct action
Started as Environmental Group: Yes              Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Organization Incorporated: Yes
Year Founded: 1987                               Number of Paid Staff: 140                       Number of Paid Staff: 3
                                                 Number of Volunteers: 50                        Number of Volunteers: 1000
United Farm Workers of                           Charge Membership Dues: No                      Charge Membership Dues: Yes
America, AFL-CIO                                 Constituency Served: Latino American/           Constituency Served: African American/
                                                    Hispanic                                        Black
P.O. Box 62 Old Highway 58                       Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                  Geographic Focus: Citywide
Keene, CA 93531                                  Membership Base: Low income                     Membership Base: Low income, Urban
(661) 822-5571 ext. 105                          Started as Environmental Group: No              Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Fax: (661) 822-6103                              Year Founded: 1964                              Year Founded: 1986

Contact/Title: Arturo Rodriguez, President       Urban Habitat Program
Position: Volunteer
Mission: To help provide a food supply that
   is safe and just for farm workers, the
                                                 P.O. Box 29908 Presidio Station
                                                 San Francisco, CA 94129-9908
                                                                                                 Colorado
   environment, and consumers.                   (415)561-3333                                   Action for a Better
Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-      Fax: (415)561-3334                              Community
   tion, Pesticides, Worker safety, Housing,     E-mail: uhp@igc.apc.org
   Environmental justice, Community                                                              901 West 14th Street, Suite 1
   organizing                                    Contact/Title: Carl Anthony, Executive          Denver, CO 80204
Activities: Organizing, Education, Workers          director                                     (303) 893-9710
   rights protection                             Position: Full time                             Fax: (303) 893-9713
Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Mission: Acts as a catalyst for the environ-    E-mail:
Number of Paid Staff: 25                            ment and social justice. Seeking to
Number of Volunteers: 200                           promote multi-cultural, urban environ-       Contact/Title: Beverly Leon
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                         mental leadership. Believes that             Position:
Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino                environmental and socioeconomic              Mission: We organized for lead screening
Geographic Focus: National                          problems are connected in their causes,         and environmental testing in Denver and
Membership Base: Low income, Rural                  effects, and solutions.                         the state of Colorado.
Started as Environmental Group: No               Issues: Energy, Air pollution, Water            Issues: Lead, Transportation, Police
Year Founded: 1965                                  pollution, Waste disposal, Pesticides,          accountability,
                                                    Lead, Parks & recreation, Worker safety,     Activities: Workshops, Youth leadership
Unity Council                                       Housing, Environmental justice,                 development
                                                    Community organizing, Jobs, Urban land       Geographic Focus: Citywide
1900 Fruitvale Ave, Suite 2A                        use planning                                 Membership Base: Low income, People of
Oakland, CA 94601                                Activities: Research, Organizing, Education        color
(510) 535-6926                                   Organization Incorporated: No                   Started as Environmental Group: No
Fax: (510) 534-7771                              Number of Paid Staff: 6                         Year Founded: 1992
E-mail: tomlimon@yahoo.com                       Number of Volunteers: 2
                                                 Charge Membership Dues: No
Contact/Title: Tom Limon, Assistant to the       Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
  Director
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American Indian Science                        Started as Environmental Group: Yes              Contact/Title: Tom Peruc, Director
and Engineering Society                        Year Founded: 1990                               Position: Full time
                                                                                                Mission: Western Colorado Congress is a
(AISES)
                                               Citizens Against                                    grassroots, democratic organization
5661 Airport Blvd.                             Contamination                                       dedicated to challenging, in justice by
Boulder, CO 80301                                                                                  organizing people to increase their power
(303) 939-0023                                 6821 E. 61st Place                                  over decisions that affect their lives.
Fax: (303) 939-8150                            Commerce City, CO 80022                             WCC’s community groups and members
                                               (303) 892-1158                                      work together to create healthy, sustain-
Contact/Title: Sandra Begay, Executive                                                             able communities, social and economic
   Director                                    Contact/Title: Beth Gallegos, Chair                 justice, environmental stewardship, and
Position: Full time                            Position: Volunteer                                 a truly democratic society.
Mission: A private, non-profit organization    Mission: To ensure a safe, complete cleanup      Issues: Air pollution, Community organiz-
   which seeks to significantly increase the      of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.                   ing, Energy, Facility siting/permit
   number of American Indian scientists        Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-         review, Housing, Parks & recreation,
   and engineers in the nation, and to            tion, Waste disposal, Wildlife, Environ-         Recycling, Toxics, Urban sprawl, Waste
   develop technologically informed leaders       mental justice                                   disposal, Water pollution, Wildlife
   who will “give back” to their Indian        Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,      Activities: Organizing, Advocacy
   communities.                                   Education, Direct action                      Organization Incorporated: Yes
Issues: Recycling, Parks & recreation          Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Number of Paid Staff: 8
Activities: Education, Environmental camp      Number of Paid Staff: 1                          Number of Volunteers: 1300
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Number of Volunteers: 10                         Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Number of Paid Staff: 18                       Charge Membership Dues: No                       Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
Number of Volunteers: 3                        Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino             Geographic Focus: Regional
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based             Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Constituency Served: Native American/          Membership Base: Low income, Urban                  income, Rural, Grassroots, Coalitions/
   Indian                                      Started as Environmental Group: No                  networks, Workers
Geographic Focus: Tribal                       Year Founded: 1985                               Started as Environmental Group: No
Membership Base: Low income, Middle                                                             Year Founded: 1980
   income, Urban, Rural, Reservation           Dine Citizens Against
Started as Environmental Group: No             Ruining Our Environment
Year Founded: 1977
                                               10A Town Plaza, Suite 138                        Connecticut
Black Environmental                            Durango, CO 81301
Science Trust (BEST)                           (303) 259-3164                                   Hartford Environmental
                                                                                                Justice Network
c/o UCAR P.O. Box 3000                         Contact/Title: Lori Goodman
Boulder, CO 80307-3000                         Position: Volunteer                              P.O. Box 2022
(303) 497-8680                                 Mission: To empower local citizens’ groups       Hartford, CT 06145-2022
                                                  to organize and determine their own           (860) 548-1133
Contact/Title: Michele D. Simpson,                destiny. To increase communication            Fax: (860) 548-9197
   Executive Director/Board Vice-President        between the local people and the tribal       E-mail: M_MHC@msn.com
Position: Volunteer                               government on environmental issues. To
Mission: To increase African American             educate and provide a mechanism to            Contact/Title: Mark Mitchell, President
   participation in shaping the environmen-       participate in the tribal government          Position: Part time
   tal future of the U.S. and the world.          process.                                      Mission: Working to protect Hartford’s
   Address institutional barriers that         Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water        environment.
   prevent the full participation of African      pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,   Issues: Air pollution, Children health,
   Americans in environmental issues at all       Wildlife, Recycling, Parks & recreation,         Community organizing, Environmental
   levels. Support through grant-making           Worker safety, Environmental justice,            racism, Facility siting, Toxics, Waste
   those efforts aimed at increasing the          Community organizing                             disposal
   number of African Americans in the          Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,      Activities: Report preparation, Proposal/
   environmental sciences. Serve as an            Education, Direct action                         grant writing, Health surveys, Pollution
   information clearinghouse on environ-       Organization Incorporated: No                       monitoring, Media/press campaign, Fund
   mental issues, both national and            Number of Paid Staff: 0                             raising, Workshops, Organizing, Research
   international, that affect persons of       Number of Volunteers: 15                         Organization Incorporated: No
   African ancestry.                           Charge Membership Dues: No                       Number of Paid Staff: 0
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water   Constituency Served: Native American/            Number of Volunteers: 10
   pollution, Waste disposal, Pesticides,         Indian                                        Charge Membership Dues: No
   Recycling, Environmental justice            Geographic Focus: Tribal                         Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
Activities: Research, Education, Technical     Membership Base: Low income, Rural,              Geographic Focus: Citywide
   and financial support                          Reservation, Coalition                        Membership Base: Urban
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Started as Environmental Group: Yes              Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Number of Paid Staff: 0                        Year Founded: 1988                               Year Founded: 1998
Number of Volunteers: 0
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Western Colorado                                 O.N.E./C.H.A.N.E., Inc.
Constituency Served: African American/         Congress (WCC)
   Black                                                                                        2065 Main St.
Geographic Focus: National                     7A North Cascade Ave.                            Hartford, CT 06120
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Montrose, CO 81402                               (860) 525-0190
   income, Urban, Rural, Coalition             (970) 249-1978                                   Fax: (860) 522-8266
                                               Fax: (970) 252-8046                              E-mail: M_MHC@msn.com
                                               E-mail: wcc@gwe.net
                                                                                                  People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 69
Contact/Title: Larry Charles, Sr., Executive     Anacostra R.A.P.                                 D.C. ACORN
   Director                                      (Recycling Action Project)
Position: Full time                                                                               739 8th St. SE.
Mission: Working to protect Hartford’s           2425 17th St. SE.                                Washington, DC 20003
   environment.                                  Washington, DC 20020                             (202) 547-9292
Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Children     (202) 889-2102
   health, Community organizing, Environ-                                                         Contact/Title: Melanie Marcus, Regional
   mental racism, Facility siting, Housing,      Contact/Title: Brenda Lee Richardson,               Director
   Lead, Recycling, Toxics, Urban Sprawl,           Board Member                                  Position: Full time
   Waste disposal, Water pollution               Position: Volunteer                              Mission: The Association of Community
Activities: Technical assistance, Report         Mission: To educate economically de-                Organizations for Reform Now is a
   preparation, Proposal/grant writing,             pressed communities about the environ-           grassroots organization of community
   Computer training, Health surveys,               ment.                                            groups composed of low and moderate
   Media/press campaign, Organizing              Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water        income families. Our goal is to organize
Organization Incorporated: Yes                      pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,             to win a fairer share and a greater voice
Number of Paid Staff: 8                             Recycling, Housing, Community                    for low and moderate income Americans.
Number of Volunteers: 50                            organizing                                       Our motto, “The People Shall Rule.”
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                      Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct        Issues: Toxics, Energy, Parks & recreation,
Constituency Served: African American/              action                                           Housing, Community organizing
   Black, Latino American/Hispanic               Organization Incorporated: No                    Activities: Organizing, Direct action
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                   Number of Paid Staff: 0                          Organization Incorporated: Yes
Membership Base: Low income, Urban,              Number of Volunteers: 4                          Number of Paid Staff: 6
   Church-based                                  Charge Membership Dues: No                       Number of Volunteers: 300
Started as Environmental Group: No               Constituency Served: African American/           Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Year Founded: 1987                                  Black                                         Constituency Served: African American/
                                                 Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based                Black
                                                 Membership Base: Low income, Urban,              Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based

District of                                         Coalition
                                                 Started as Environmental Group: Yes
                                                                                                  Membership Base: Low income, Urban
                                                                                                  Started as Environmental Group: No

Columbia                                         Year Founded: 1990                               Year Founded: 1984

                                                 Axum Institute, Inc.                             District Interracial
African American                                                                                  Coalition for
Environmentalist                                 409 11th St. NE
                                                 Washington, DC 20002                             Environmental Equity
Association                                      (202) 544-6358                                   (DICEE)
Center for Environment,                                                                           P.O. Box 12045
Commerce, and Energy                             Contact/Title: Mistera Mulugeta, President       Washington, DC 20036
122 C St. NW., Suite 701                            and Founder                                   (202) 265- 7905
Washington, DC 20001                             Position: Full time
(202) 393-3303                                   Mission: To empower people of color with         Contact/Title: Lisa Mosczynski,
Fax: (202) 393-3304                                 the knowledge, understanding, and skills         Vice President
                                                    required to be an effective part of the       Position: Volunteer
Contact/Title: Norris McDonald, President           decision-making and problem-solving           Mission: We work on the following objec-
Position: Full time                                 process concerning environmental and             tives: to bring local environmental
Mission: To clean the environment and               sustainable development issues.                  problems to the attention of the
   increase African American participation       Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water        District’s government, and work to
   in the environmental movement. To                pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,      promote cooperation between wards on
   resolve environmental justice issues             Wildlife, Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos,            city-wide issues; to educate residents
   through the application of practical             Recycling, Parks & recreation, Worker            about environmental inequities in the
   environmental solutions.                         safety, Housing, Environmental justice,          District; to provide a forum where the
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water        Community organizing                             public can exchange current information
   pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,   Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,         and ideas about solutions to our environ-
   Lead, Recycling, Housing, Environmen-            Education, Direct action                         mental problems.
   tal justice, Community organizing             Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,      Number of Paid Staff: 6                             pollution, Waste Disposal, Facility siting,
   Education, Direct action                      Number of Volunteers: 4                             Lead, Recycling, Parks & Recreation,
Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Charge Membership Dues: No                          Housing, Environmental justice,
Number of Paid Staff: 3                          Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic                   Community organizing
Number of Volunteers: 5                          Geographic Focus: International                  Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                      Membership Base: Urban, Rural                       Education
Constituency Served: African American/           Started as Environmental Group: Yes              Organization Incorporated: Yes
   Black                                         Year Founded: 1991                               Number of Paid Staff: 0
Geographic Focus: National                                                                        Number of Volunteers: 15
Membership Base: Middle income, Urban                                                             Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Started as Environmental Group: Yes                                                               Constituency Served: African American/
Year Founded: 1985                                                                                   Black
                                                                                                  Geographic Focus: Citywide
                                                                                                  Membership Base: Low income, Middle
                                                                                                     income, Urban, Coalition
                                                                                                  Started as Environmental Group: Yes
                                                                                                  Year Founded: 1991
70
District of Columbia Urban                        young adults, in developing an informed,       Started as Environmental Group: No
Environmentalists                                 critical and activist-oriented international   Year Founded: 1944
                                                  perspective that embodies and under-
P.O. Box 31302                                    standing of the link between local,            National Medical
Washington, DC 20030                              national and global processes. IPU is          Association
(202) 452-5970                                    working grassroots organizations in the
                                                  United States, Europe, Africa, Latin           1012 10th St. NW.
Contact/Title: Rodney Livingston                  America, the Pacific and elsewhere that        Washington, DC 20001
Position: Full time                               are addressing issues of environmental         (202) 347-1895
Mission: Provides intellectual property for       and economic justice. IPU develops
   free to all DC residents.                      educational materials, conducts confer-        Contact/Title: Ms. Rosemary Davis,
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Waste disposal,           ences and community forums, provides              Executive Vice President
   Wildlife, Lead, Recycling, Parks &             avenues for experiential learning,             Position: Full time
   Recreation, Worker safety, Housing,            conducts out-reach organizing, conducts        Mission: Founded to provide education on
   Environmental justice, Community               young adult development training and              health and medicine. Later was limited
   organizing                                     maintains various databases and net-              to physicians, and focuses on their
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,       works.                                            concerns
   Education, Direct action, Employment        Issues: Air pollution, Environmental racism,      Issues: Air pollution, Water pollution,
Organization Incorporated: Yes                    Toxics, Water pollution, Trans or Multi-          Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos, Health &
Number of Paid Staff: 13                          National Corporations                             medicine
Number of Volunteers: 37                       Activities: Internet training, Global net-        Activities: Lobbying, Education, Service
Charge Membership Dues: No                        working                                        Organization Incorporated: Yes
Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic              Organization Incorporated: Yes                    Number of Paid Staff: 25
Geographic Focus: Statewide                    Number of Paid Staff: 2                           Number of Volunteers: 0
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Number of Volunteers: 3                           Charge Membership Dues: Yes
   income, Urban, Rural, Reservation,          Charge Membership Dues: No                        Constituency Served: African American
   Church-based                                Constituency Served: African American/            Geographic Focus: National
Started as Environmental Group: Yes               Black                                          Membership Base: Middle income, Urban,
Year Founded: 1970                             Geographic Focus: International                      Rural
                                               Membership Base: Low income,                      Started as Environmental Group: No
Faith United Church of                            Coalition                                      Year Founded: 1895
Christ                                         Started as Environmental Group: No
                                               Year Founded: 1997                                National Rainbow
4900 10th St. NE.                                                                                Coalition
Washington, DC 28017                           National Congress of
(202) 635-1508                                 American Indians                                  1110 Vermont Ave. NW. #410
                                                                                                 Washington, DC 20005
Contact/Title: Dr. Joseph E. Taylor, Pastor    900 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.                         (202) 728-1180
Position: Full time                            Washington, DC 20003
Mission: To enable justice to roll down like   (202) 546-9404                                    Contact/Title: Dr. John T. Wolfe, Jr.
   waters and righteousness like an ever                                                         Position: Full time
   flowing stream.                             Contact/Title: A. Gay Kingman, Executive          Mission: Works to assure that various
Issues: Toxics, Recycling, Parks & recre-         Director                                          constituencies have a platform in
   ation, Housing, Environmental justice,      Position: Full time                                  Federal state and local debates.
   Community organizing                        Mission: To secure and preserve Indian and        Issues: Toxics, Waste disposal, Worker
Activities: Education, Direct action              native rights under treaties and agree-           safety, Housing, Environmental justice,
Organization Incorporated: Yes                    ments with the U.S., as well as under             Community organizing
Number of Paid Staff: 8                           federal statutes, case law and administra-     Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct
Number of Volunteers: 350                         tive decisions and rulings. To promote            action
Charge Membership Dues: No                        the common welfare and enhance the             Organization Incorporated: Yes
Constituency Served: African American/            quality of life of Indian and Native           Number of Paid Staff: 20
   Black                                          people. To promote a better understand-        Number of Volunteers: 100
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based              ing among the general public regarding         Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Membership Base: Middle income, Church-           Indian and Native governments, people,         Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
   based                                          and rights.                                    Geographic Focus: National
Started as Environmental Group: No             Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water      Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Year Founded: 1979                                pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,              income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,
                                                  Pesticides, Parks & recreation, Worker            Coalition
International Possibilities                       safety, Housing, Environmental justice         Started as Environmental Group: No
Unlimited                                      Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,       Year Founded: 1984
                                                  Education, Direct action
P.O. Box 4430                                  Organization Incorporated: Yes                    People of Color Caucus on
Washington, DC 20017                           Number of Paid Staff: 6                           Ecology
(202) 723-5622                                 Number of Volunteers: 2
Fax: (202) 723-5637                            Charge Membership Dues: Yes                       2028 Fulton Place NE.
E-mail: drdrobinson@ipunlimited.org            Constituency Served: Native American/             Washington, DC 20018
                                                  Indian                                         (202) 832-2419
Contact/Title: Dr. Deborah Robinson,           Geographic Focus: National
   Executive Director                          Membership Base: Native American, Low             Contact/Title: Yewande D. Dada
Position: Full time                               income, Middle income, Urban, Rural,           Position: Volunteer
Mission: IPU is dedicated to working              Individual tribes
   people of African descent, particularly
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Mission: To educate, organize, and motivate    Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water       social, and cultural needs of our students
   people of color across the board to            pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,            by implementing effective academic
   address ecological issues that adversely       Pesticides, Recycling, Parks & recre-           programs essential to the development of
   affect them and their communities.             ation, Worker safety, Housing, Environ-         intellectual and personal needs of
Issues: Toxics, Waste disposal, Pesticides,       mental justice, Community organizing,           students.
   Recycling, Worker safety, Housing,             Peace, Human rights, Economic Justice        Issues: Air pollution, Water pollution, Waste
   Environmental justice, Community            Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,        disposal, Recycling, Environmental
   organizing                                     Education, Direct action                        Justice
Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,   Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Activities: Research, Education
   Direct action                               Number of Paid Staff: 45                        Organization Incorporated: No
Organization Incorporated: No                  Number of Volunteers: 10                        Number of Paid Staff: 501
Number of Paid Staff: 0                        Charge Membership Dues: No                      Number of Volunteers: 0
Number of Volunteers: 20                       Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic               Charge Membership Dues: No
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Geographic Focus: International                 Constituency Served: African American/
Constituency Served: African American/         Membership Base: African American,                 Black
   Black                                          Latino, Native American, Multi-ethnic,       Geographic Focus: Regional
Geographic Focus: Regional                        Low income, Middle income, Urban,            Membership Base: Church-based
Membership Base: African American,                Rural, Church-based                          Started as Environmental Group: No
   Hispanic/Latino, Multi-ethnic, Middle       Started as Environmental Group: No              Year Founded: 1904
   income, Coalition                           Year Founded: 1923
Started as Environmental Group: Yes                                                            Black Rhino
Year Founded: 1990                                                                             Vegetarian Society
River Terrace Community                        Florida                                         Route 3, P.O. Box 292
                                                                                               American Beach, FL 32034
Organization
                                               Bass Dillard Neighborhood                       (904) 261-3468
3393 Blaine St. NE. #3D                        Issues and Prevention, Inc.                     Fax: (904) 261-3468
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 399-1722                                 1750 NW 24 Terrace                              Contact/Title: MaVynee Betsch, President
                                               Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311                       Position: Volunteer
Contact/Title: George E. Gurley,               (954) 735-0865                                  Mission: We encourage African Americans
   Environmental Consultant                    Fax: (954) 735-0873                                to have a plant-based diet as a healthy
Position: Volunteer                                                                               alternative to a meat-based diet.
Mission: To prevent the spread of pollution    Contact/Title: Leola McCoy                      Issues: Toxics, Energy, Vegetarian lifestyle
   into our neighborhoods and to oppose        Position: Full time                                (especially for African American women)
   the addition of other pollutants into the   Mission: The goal of the organization is to     Activities: Education, Direct action
   atmosphere.                                    address adverse impacts on neighbor-         Organization Incorporated: No
Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-       hoods and to address the representation      Number of Paid Staff: 0
   tion, Waste disposal, Recycling, Commu-        of individuals affected by the Wingate       Number of Volunteers: 0
   nity organizing                                Landfill Superfund Site.                     Charge Membership Dues: No
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,    Issues: Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Waste   Constituency Served: African American/
   Education, Direct action                       Disposal, Facility Siting, Pesticides,          Black
Organization Incorporated: No                     Lead, Housing, Environmental Justice,        Geographic Focus: National
Number of Paid Staff: 0                           Community Organizing                         Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Number of Volunteers: 0                        Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,    Year Founded: 1985
Charge Membership Dues: No                        Direct Action
Constituency Served: African American/         Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Citizens Against Toxic
   Black                                       Number of Paid Staff: 0                         Exposure
Geographic Focus: Citywide                     Number of Volunteers: 200
Membership Base: African American, Low         Charge Membership Dues: Yes                     6400 Mariana Drive
   income, Middle income, Urban                Constituency Served: African American/          Pensacola, FL 32504
Started as Environmental Group: Yes               Black                                        (850) 494-2601
Year Founded: 1987                             Geographic Focus: Countywide                    Fax: (850) 479-2044
                                               Membership Base: Low Income, Church-
United Methodist Board                            based                                        Contact/Title: Margaret Williams, Director
of Church & Society                            Started as Environmental Group: Yes             Position: Volunteer
                                               Year Founded: 1996                              Mission: The mission of Citizens Against
100 Maryland Ave. NE.                                                                             Toxic Exposure is to keep residents
Washington, DC 20002                           Bethune-Cookman College:                           informed of environmental laws, health
(202) 488-5600                                 PEJER II                                           issues related to contaminate exposure,
                                                                                                  and hazardous site clean up. We engage
Contact/Title: Paz Artaza-Regan, Program       640 Dr. M. M. Bethune Blvd.                        in pollution prevention activities and act
   Associate                                   Daytona Beach, FL 32114                            and/or cause actions designed to protect
Position: Full time                            (904) 255-1401 ext. 572                            human health and the environment.
Mission: To call the power brokers to          Fax: (904) 239-8316                             Issues: Toxics, water pollution, air pollution,
   accountability when the decision-making     E-mail: expoe@cookman.edu                          waste disposal, facility siting, pesticides,
   processes threaten the viability of the                                                        lead, housing, environmental justice,
   earth (or the animal nations), menace the   Contact/Title: Dr. Frank Expoe, Associate          community organizing
   health and welfare of women, children          Professor                                    Activities: Research, organizing, education,
   and men, or endanger our continuing         Position: Full time                                direct action
   existence as human beings.                  Mission: Our mission is to serve in the         Organization Incorporated: Yes
                                                  Christian tradition, the educational,        Number of Paid Staff: 0
72
Number of Volunteers: 4                         Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                     Number of Paid Staff: 41                        Membership Base: Low income, Urban
Constituency Served: African American/          Number of Volunteers: 400                       Started as Environmental Group: No
   Black                                        Charge Membership Dues: Yes                     Year Founded: 1964
Geographic Focus: Statewide                     Constituency Served: Latino American/
Membership Base: Low income, Middle                Hispanic                                     Center for Community
   income, Urban                                Geographic Focus: Statewide                     Development (CCD)
Started as Environmental Group: Yes             Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Year Founded: 1992                                 income, Rural                                111 Broad Street P.O. Box 572
                                                Started as Environmental Group: No              Sparta, GA 31087
Concerned Citizens League                       Year Founded: 1983                              (706) 444-8811
of America
                                                                                                Contact/Title: Cynthia J. Smith, President
2095 Greentree Court
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 533-0604
                                                Georgia                                         Position: Volunteer
                                                                                                Mission: CCD is a community based, non-
                                                                                                   profit organization whose mission is to
                                                Atlanta Urban Garden                               preserve, protect, and promote the
Contact/Title: Virginia Cummings-Lang,          Program                                            human, natural, and cultural assets of
   Executive Director                                                                              Hancock County by awakening The
Position: Volunteer                             1757 Washington Rd.                                People to their power, thereby enabling
Mission: To enhance community under-            East Point, GA 30344                               The People to determine build, and own
   standing of environmental and public         (404) 762-4077                                     the future.
   health information systems and to            Fax: (404) 762-3117                             Issues: Community organizing, Facility
   generate information on pollution in the                                                        siting, Housing, Recycling, Small
   community. To address the soil, air and      Contact/Title: Bobby Wilson, Area                  Business Development, Business
   water pollution associated with phos-           Extension Agent                                 Incubator
   phate mining and its processing opera-       Position: Full time                             Organization Incorporated: Yes
   tions.                                       Mission: Work with low income communi-          Number of Paid Staff: 1
Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Environ-       ties on organizing and growing fresh         Number of Volunteers: 4
   mental racism, Toxics, Water pollution          vegetables in the communities                Charge Membership Dues: No
Activities: Media/ press campaign, Work-        Issues: Pesticides, Recycling, Environmen-      Constituency Served: African American/
   shops                                           tal justice                                     Black
Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Activities: Research, Organizing, Education     Geographic Focus: Countywide
Number of Paid Staff: 0                         Organization Incorporated: No                   Membership Base: Low income, Rural
Number of Volunteers: 25                        Number of Paid Staff: 5                         Started as Environmental Group: No
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                     Number of Volunteers: 10                        Year Founded: 1993
Constituency Served: African American/          Charge Membership Dues: No
   Black                                        Constituency Served: African American/          Citizens for Environmental
Geographic Focus: Countywide                       Black                                        Justice
Membership Base: Low income, Urban              Geographic Focus: Neighborhood,
Started as Environmental Group: Yes                Countywide                                   P.O. Box 1841
Year Founded: 1986                              Membership Base: Low income, Urban              Savannah, GA 31401
                                                Started as Environmental Group: No              (912) 233-0907
Farmworker Association                          Year Founded: 1978                              Fax: (912) 233-5105
of Central Florida                                                                              E-mail: cfej@bellsouth.net
                                                Carver Hills Neighborhood
815 S. Park Ave.                                Association, Inc.                               Contact/Title: Dr. Mildred McClain
Apopka, FL 32703                                                                                Position: Full time
(407) 886-5151                                  P.O. Box 93947                                  Mission: To educate, organize, and mobilize
Fax: (407) 884-6644                             Atlanta, GA 30377                                  the Black community to build a coalition
E-mail: apopkafwaf@aol.com                      (404) 799-5382                                     against the Savannah River nuclear
                                                                                                   weapons production site.
Contact/Title: Tirso Moreno, General            Contact/Title: Arnold D. Weathersby, Sr.        Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-
   Coordinator                                  Position: Volunteer                                tion, Waste disposal, Facility siting,
Position: Full time                             Mission: Complete closure and clean up of          Pesticides, Environmental justice,
Mission: EWAF is anon-profit, grassroots           the 64 uncontrolled toxic waste facilities      Community organizing
   membership organization whose goal is           in zip code 30318 Atlanta Georgia Fulton     Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
   to build a strong, multiracial, economi-        Co.                                             Direct action
   cally viable organization of farmworkers     Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-     Organization Incorporated: Yes
   in Florida. We respond to the needs of          tion, Waste disposal, Facility siting,       Number of Paid Staff: 4
   the community by advocating for                 Lead, Asbestos, Recycling, Parks &           Number of Volunteers: 10
   farmworkers and by developing and               recreation, Worker safety, Housing,          Charge Membership Dues: Yes
   implementing health and education               Environmental justice, Community             Constituency Served: African American/
   programs that empower farmworkers to            organizing                                      Black
   respond to and gain control over the         Activities: Organizing, Education               Geographic Focus: Statewide
   social, political, economic, and workplace   Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
   issues that affect their lives.              Number of Paid Staff: 0                            Rural, Church-based
Issues: Community organizing, Environ-          Number of Volunteers: 8                         Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   mental racism, Housing, Pesticides,          Charge Membership Dues: No                      Year Founded: 1990
   Toxics, U.S./Mexico border, Water            Constituency Served: African American/
   pollution, Worker safety,                       Black
Activities: Health surveys, Workshops,
   Organizing, Legal, Research
                                                                                                  People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 73
Citizens League Opposed                       Environmental Awareness                        Started as Environmental Group: No
to Unwanted Toxins                            Foundation                                     Year Founded: 1968

1107 Lower Brookfield Rd.                     1579-B Monroe Drive                            Journal of the
Tifton, GA 31794                              Atlanta, GA 30327                              Interdenominational
(912) 382-9767                                E-mail: easf1@prodigy.net
                                                                                             Theological Center (JITC)
Contact/Title: Rev. Brenda Iglehart           Contact/Title: Bill Burns                      700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SW
Position: Volunteer                           Position: Full time                            Atlanta, GA 30310
Mission: Primary goal has been the clean-up   Mission: To improve environmental, health      (404) 527-7727
   of an illegal toxic waste site in our         and reduce environmental risk factors of    Fax: (404) 527-0901
   community and total clean-up of con-          people living in Georgia’s communities      E-mail: jdiamond@itc.edu
   taminated soil and water surrounding it.      focusing on environmental household
Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Lead,           health hazards.                             Contact/Title: Dr. John C. Diamond, Editor
   Environmental justice, Community           Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Children   Position: Part time
   organizing                                    health, Environmental racism, Housing,      Mission: The Journal of the Interdenomina-
Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Educa-         Lead, Pesticides, Recycling, Transporta-       tional Theological Center (JITC),
   tion, Direct action Organization              tion, Toxics, U.S./Mexico border, Waste        published biannually, is dedicated to the
   Incorporated: No                              disposal, Water pollution, Asbestos,           advancement of theological education
Number of Paid Staff: 0                          Radon, Asthma incidence                        and related fields of learning, with
Number of Volunteers: 20                      Activities: Health surveys, Pollution             special emphasis upon the African
Charge Membership Dues: No                       monitoring, Media/press campaign,              American perspective. This reflects the
Constituency Served: African American/           Workshops, Organizing                          mission of The Interdenominational
   Black                                      Organization Incorporated: Yes                    Theological Center (ITC), namely, “to
Geographic Focus: Countywide                  Number of Paid Staff: 2                           provide a critique of Euro-American
Membership Base: Low income, Middle           Number of Volunteers: 4                           theological education which is informed
   income, Urban, Rural                       Charge Membership Dues: Yes                       by the perspectives and contributions of
Started as Environmental Group: Yes           Constituency Served: African American/            African American and other ‘Two-Thirds
Year Founded: 1993                               Black                                          World’ interpretations.” Published
                                              Geographic Focus: Statewide                       articles are written by ITC faculty,
Disabled in Action                            Membership Base: Low income, Middle               alumni, and students, as well as by
                                                 income, Urban, Rural, Coalition                scholars from national and international
P.O. Box 566                                  Started as Environmental Group: Yes               theological schools and universities. In
Atlanta, GA 30301                             Year Founded: 1991                                recent years, with the interest and
(404) 292-7153                                                                                  influence of God’s Earth, an Atlanta
Fax: (404) 292-7153                           Hyde and Aragon Park                              University Center-wide environmental
E-mail: diapete@bellsouth.net                 Improvement Committee                             program directed by the Rev. James
                                                                                                Richie, the ITC Journal, with national
Contact/Title: Rev. Calvin Peterson,          2024 Golden Rod Street                            and international African American
   President                                  Augusta, GA 30901                                 churches in mind, is dedicating at least
Position: Volunteer                           (706) 790-0077                                    one of its forthcoming issues (Vol. 27,
Mission: Disabled in action is an organiza-   Fax: (706) 798-7833                               No. 2) to environmental matters.
   tion that address the need of people in    E-mail: hpapic@hotmail.com                     Issues: Environmental Justice
   poverty with disabilities. We provide                                                     Activities: Research, Education
   education information to parents that      Contact/Title: Charles Utley, President        Organization Incorporated: No
   have children with disabilities. We        Position: Volunteer                            Number of Paid Staff: 2
   provide counseling to the disabled and     Mission: The mission of the Hyde Park and      Number of Volunteers: 0
   direct an indirect services.                  Aragon Park Improvement Committee is        Charge Membership Dues: No
Issues: Children health, Community               to improve the quality of life of the       Constituency Served: African American/
   organizing, Environmental racism,             residents living in and around these           Black
   Housing, Parks & recreation, Transporta-      areas. HAPIC believes that the knowl-       Geographic Focus: Neighborhood, Interna-
   tion, Education, Media                        edge of environmental awareness and            tional
Activities: Health surveys, Media/press          protection is the duty of everyone in or    Membership Base: Urban, Church-based
   campaign, Workshops, Legal, Research          society. We further assert that it is our   Started as Environmental Group: No
Organization Incorporated: Yes                   duty to help create, promote, and           Year Founded: 1972
Number of Paid Staff: 0                          preserve a clean drug-free society where
Number of Volunteers: 10                         all children can grow up to their fullest   Morehouse School of
Charge Membership Dues: No                       potential. HAPIC is committed to
Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
                                                                                             Medicine
                                                 helping every man, woman and child in
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood, State-           our community exercise their right to       720 Westview Dr., SW
   wide, International                           experience the American Dream.              Atlanta, GA 30310
Membership Base: Low income, Urban,           Issues: Brownfields. Environmental racism,     (404) 752-1973
   Rural                                         Toxics
Started as Environmental Group: No            Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Contact/Title: John C. Smith, Program
Year Founded: 1986                            Number of Paid Staff: 0 Number of                 Director
                                                 Volunteers: 10-20                           Position: Full time
                                              Charge Membership Dues: No                     Mission: To train faculty, staff, and students
                                              Constituency Served: African American/            in the conduct of environmental health
                                                 Black                                          assessment and the health effects
                                              Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                    resulting from exposure to toxic sub-
                                              Membership Base: Low income, Urban                stances.


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Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-      Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-          line real estate issues. PCIC also
   tion, Waste disposal, Wildlife, Pesticides,      tion, Waste disposal, Facility citing,            develops and facilitates Community
   Worker safety, Environmental justice,            Wildlife, Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos,             Advisory Panels for companies wishing
   Community organizing                             Recycling, Housing, Environmental                 to improve communications between
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,         justice, Health issues, Community                 their facility and its host community.
   Education, Direct action                         organizing                                     Issues: Community organizing, Housing
Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,      Organization Incorporated: Yes
Number of Paid Staff: 500                           Direct action                                  Number of Paid Staff: 7
Number of Volunteers: 120                        Organization Incorporated: Yes                    Number of Volunteers: 0
Charge Membership Dues: No                       Number of Paid Staff: 3                           Charge Membership Dues: No
Constituency Served: African American/           Number of Volunteers: 12                          Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
   Black                                         Charge Membership Dues: Yes                       Geographic Focus: National, International
Geographic Focus: National                       Constituency Served: African American/            Membership Base: Low income,
Membership Base: Low income, Middle                 Black                                             Middle income, Urban, Rural, People of
   income, Urban, Church-based, Coalition        Geographic Focus: Citywide                           color
Started as Environmental Group: No               Membership Base: Low income, Rural,               Started as Environmental Group: No
Year Founded: 1980                                  Church based, Coalition                        Year Founded: 1987
                                                 Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Newtown Florist Club                             Year Founded: 1994                                Rebel Forest Neighborhood
                                                                                                   Task Force, Inc.
P.O. Box 908403                                  Peoplestown
Gainesville, GA 30501                            Revitalization Corporation                        215 Lakewood Way, SE Suite 204-A
(770) 718-1343                                                                                     Atlanta, GA 30315
Fax: (770) 718-1343                              1044 Washington Street, Suite A-1                 (404) 627-2530
E-mail: newtown195@aol.com                       Atlanta, GA 30315                                 E-mail: pwalls2bellsouth.net
                                                 (404) 521-9070
Contact/Title: Faye Bush, President              Fax: (404) 521-3550                               Contact/Title: Ruthie Walls
Position: Part time                                                                                Position: Volunteer
Mission: Newtown Florist Club, is social         Contact/Title: William H. McFarland,              Issues: Air pollution, Community organizing
   and economic justice organization which          Executive Director                             Activities: Advocacy
   focuses on environmental racism, public       Position: Part time                               Organization Incorporated: Yes
   education, and grassroots community           Mission: The mission of Peoplestown               Number of Paid Staff: 0
   organizing. Although the Newton Florist          Revitalization Corporation is to improve       Number of Volunteers: 10
   Club for nearly 50 years has constantly          the quality of life for the residents of our   Charge Membership Dues: Yes
   engaged in efforts aimed at protecting           community through, but not limited to          Constituency Served: African American/
   the civil and human rights of the African        economic empowerment, residential                 Black
   American people, the major focus of the          development (including affordable, low-        Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
   organization over the last decade has            income housing) and any other activity         Membership Base: Low income, Grassroots,
   centered around the issue of environ-            that will enhance or better the commu-            Coalitions/Networks
   mental racism.                                   nity and empower its residents.                Started as Environmental Group: No
Issues: Air pollution, Children health,          Issues: Community organizing, Housing,            Year Founded: 1993
   Community organizing, Environmental              Economic development, Job training &
   racism, Housing, Lead, Parks & recre-            placement, Crime & public safety               SAVE Incorporated
   ation, Pesticides, Toxics, Urban sprawl,      Activities: Proposal/grant writing, Organiz-
   Waste disposal                                   ing, Research                                  P.O. Box 1994
Activities: Workshops/conferences                Organization Incorporated: Yes                    Brunswick, GA 31520
Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Number of Paid Staff: 6                           (912) 466-0909
Number of Paid Staff: 2                          Number of Volunteers: 10
Number of Volunteers: 15-20                      Charge Membership Dues: No                        Contact/Title: Zack Lyde, Executive
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                      Constituency Served: African American/               Director
Constituency Served: African American/              Black                                          Position: Volunteer
   Black                                         Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                    Mission: To get rid of poison in the commu-
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                   Membership Base: Low income, Middle                  nity through educating and any other
Membership Base: Low income, People of              income                                            means necessary, and by educating about
   color, Grassroots, Youth, Coalitions/         Started as Environmental Group: No                   justice.
   Networks                                      Year Founded: 1991                                Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-
Started as Environmental Group: No                                                                    tion, Waste disposal, Pesticides, Lead,
Year Founded: 1951                               Prudential Community                                 Housing, Environmental justice,
                                                 Interaction Consulting                               Community organizing
People Working for                                                                                 Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct
                                                 (PCIC)                                               action
People
                                                 1300 Parkwood Circle Suite 200                    Organization Incorporated: Yes
P.O. Box 1214                                    Atlanta, GA 30334                                 Number of Paid Staff: 0
Tifton, GA 31794                                 (800) 804-4722                                    Number of Volunteers: 20
(912) 387-7893                                   Fax: (770) 612-6170                               Charge Membership Dues: Yes
                                                                                                   Constituency Served: African American/
Contact/Title: Shirley Jordan                    Contact/Title: John Mitchell, Vice President         Black
Position: Full time                                 Consulting Services                            Geographic Focus: Countywide
Mission: Provide support for social action       Position: Full time                               Membership Base: Low income
   around the clean-up of hazardous waste        Mission: PCIC develops property programs          Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   sites and related health issues.                 for companies wishing to address fence         Year Founded: 1993


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Southern Center for                              Number of Volunteers: 60                          Community organizing, Economic
Studies in Public Policy                         Charge Membership Dues: No                        development
                                                 Constituency Served: African American/         Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
223 James P. Brawley Drive SW                       Black                                          Direct action
Atlanta, GA 30314                                Geographic Focus: Regional                     Organization Incorporated: Yes
(404) 880-8085                                   Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Number of Paid Staff: 1
Fax: (404) 880-8090                                 income, Urban, Rural, Reservation,           Number of Volunteers: 5
E-mail: scspp@cau.edu                               Church-based, Coalition                     Charge Membership Dues: Yes
                                                 Started as Environmental Group: No             Constituency Served: African American/
Contact/Title: Bob Holmes, Director              Year Founded: 1975                                Black
Position: Full time                                                                             Geographic Focus: National
Mission: The Southern Center for Studies         Toxic Communications and                       Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   in Public Policy for over 30 years has        Assistance Project (T-CAP)                        income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,
   served as a mechanism to help improve                                                           Coalition
   the relative condition of disadvantaged       Albany State College 504 College Drive         Started as Environmental Group: No
   people by developing creative and inno-       Albany, GA 31705                               Year Founded: 1991
   vative strategies policies and programs.      (912) 430-4811
Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Children     Fax: (912) 430-4765                            Youth Task Force
   health, Energy, Environmental racism,         E-mail: jsackor@asurams.edu
   Facility siting, Housing, Lead, Parks &                                                      P.O. Box 11078
   recreation, Pesticides, Transportation,       Contact/Title: James L. Sackor, Research       Atlanta, GA 30310
   Toxics, Urban sprawl, Waste disposal,            Lab Technician                              (404) 752-8275
   Water pollution, Wildlife, Worker safety      Position: Volunteer                            Fax: (404) 752-8276
Activities: Technical assistance, Report         Mission: T-CAP’s role includes addressing      E-mail: ytf@mindspring.com
   preparation, Proposal/grant writing,             environmental hazards and public health
   Computer training, Internet training,            problems resulting from pollution of air,   Contact/Title: Angela Brown, Director
   Health surveys, Workshops, Research              land, and water resources. The organiza-    Position: Full time
Organization Incorporated: Yes                      tion also serves educational mission in     Mission: The Youth Task Force is an on-
Number of Paid Staff: 14                            the minority community by concentrat-          going organizing program designed to
Number of Volunteers: 0                             ing on environmental issues and                provide a sustainable support mechanism
Charge Membership Dues: No                          opportunities. It provides network and         educating, training, networking, mobiliz-
Constituency Served: African American/              community outreach services in Ala-            ing, and organizing young people
   Black                                            bama, Florida, and Georgia, and act as a       working on issues of environmental and
Geographic Focus: Regional                          clearinghouse by linking communities           social justice throughout the United
Membership Base: Low income                         with environmental organizations.              States and abroad.
Started as Environmental Group: No               Issues: Air pollution, Community organiz-      Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
Year Founded: 1968                                  ing, Pesticides, Recycling, Toxics, Waste      pollution, Waste disposal, Facility citing,
                                                    disposal, Water pollution                      Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos, Recycling,
Southern Organizing                              Activities: Technical assistance, Workshops,      Environmental Justice, Community
Committee for Economic                              Organizing                                     organizing, Youth
                                                 Organization Incorporated: No                  Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
and Social Justice (SOC),                        Number of Paid Staff: 1                           Education, Direct Action, Leadership
Environmental Justice                            Number of Volunteers: 4                           development
Project                                          Charge Membership Dues: No                     Organization Incorporated: Yes
P.O. Box 10518                                   Constituency Served: African American/         Number of Paid Staff: 10
Atlanta, GA 30310                                   Black                                       Number of Volunteers: 500
(404) 755-2855                                   Geographic Focus: Regional                     Charge Membership Dues: No
Fax: 755-0575                                    Membership Base: Low income, Urban,            Constituency Served: African American/
E-mail: socejp@igc.apc.org                          Rural                                          Black
                                                 Started as Environmental Group: Yes            Geographic Focus: National
Contact/Title: Connie Tucker, Executive          Year Founded: 1988                             Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
   Director                                                                                        Rural, Coalition
Position: Full time                              Work Action Key Efforts                        Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Mission: A Southwide multi-issue, multi-         in Uniting People                              Year Founded: 1992
   racial network of people working in their
   communities against racism, war,              (WAKEUP, Inc.)
   economic injustice, and environmental
   destruction.
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
                                                 P.O. Box 572 107B Broad St.
                                                 Sparta, GA 31087
                                                 (706) 444-5896
                                                                                                Hawaii
   pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,                                                  Institute for the
   Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos, Recycling,        Contact/Title: Lillie C. Webb                  Advancement of
   Worker safety, Housing, Environmental         Position: Full time
   justice, Community organizing, Anti-          Mission: To protect and promote the social,    Hawaiian Affairs
   racism                                           economic, and natural environment. To       86-649 Puuhulu Rd.
Activities: Research, Organizing, Educa-            educate the public on issues related to     Wai’anae, HI 96792
   tion, Direct Action                              the social, economic, and natural           (808) 696-5157
Organization Incorporated: Yes                      environment.                                Contact/Title: Poko Laenui
Number of Paid Staff: 6                          Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-    Position: Volunteer
                                                    tion, Waste disposal, Facility siting,      Mission: To support all things Hawaiian. To
                                                    Pesticides, Lead, Recycling, Worker            revive culture, language, and history, and
                                                    safety, Housing, Environmental justice,        to strive for Hawaiian sovereignty.

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Issues: Toxics, Waste disposal, Facility         Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based             Pacific-Asia Council of
   siting, Community organizing                  Membership Base: Low income, Rural               Indigenous People
Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct        Started as Environmental Group: No
   action                                        Year Founded: 1982                               86-649 Puuhulu Rd.
Organization Incorporated: Yes                                                                    Wai’anee, HI 96792
Number of Paid Staff: 0                          Ke Kua’aina Hanauna Hou                          (808) 696-5157
Number of Volunteers: 3
Charge Membership Dues: No                       Star Route 265                                   Contact/Title: Poka Laenui
Constituency Served: Native Hawaiian             Kaunakakai, HI 96748                             Position: Volunteer
Geographic Focus: International                  (808) 558-8393                                   Mission: Indigenous people advocacy
Membership Base: Low income, Middle                                                                  stretching across Asia and the Pacific
   income, Rural                                 Contact/Title: Colette Y. Machado                Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Facility
Started as Environmental Group: No               Position: Full time                                 siting, Human rights
Year Founded: 1985                               Mission: Promoting economic self-suffi-          Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
                                                    ciency.                                          Education, International Advocacy
Ka Lahui Hawaii                                  Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water     Organization Incorporated: Yes
                                                    pollution, Waste disposal, Pesticides,        Number of Paid Staff: 0
86-062 Hoaha St.                                    Lead, Recycling, Parks & recreation,          Number of Volunteers: 5
Waianae, HI 96792                                   Worker safety, Housing, Environmental         Charge Membership Dues: No
(808) 696-9201                                      justice, Community organizing                 Constituency Served: Asian/Pacific Islander
                                                 Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,     Geographic Focus: International
Contact/Title: Julie-Ann Cachola, National          Direct action                                 Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
   Secretary                                     Organization Incorporated: Yes                      Rural, Coalition
Position: Volunteer                              Number of Paid Staff: 3                          Started as Environmental Group: No
Mission: Seeks recognition as a sovereign        Number of Volunteers: 20                         Year Founded: 1987
   nation and self-governance over trust         Charge Membership Dues: No
   lands, revenues, and resources.               Constituency Served: Hawaiian                    Pele Defense Fund
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water     Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based
   pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,   Membership Base: Low income, Rural,              P.O. Box 404
   Wildlife, Pesticides, Housing, Environ-          Coalition                                     Volcano, HI 96785
   mental justice, Community organizing,         Started as Environmental Group: Yes              (808) 935-1663
   Sovereignty for Native Hawaiians              Year Founded: 1991
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,                                                       Contact/Title: Palikapu Dedman, President
   Education, Direct action                      Nohili Coalition                                 Position: Volunteer
Organization Incorporated: No                                                                     Mission: To perpetuate traditional cultural
Number of Paid Staff: 2                          P.O. Box 2007                                       practices, to stop geothermal desecration
Number of Volunteers: 256                        Puhi, HI 96766-7007                                 of Hawaii, and to protect our unique
Charge Membership Dues: No                       (808) 246-9548                                      island environment for all to enjoy now
Constituency Served: Native Hawaiian                                                                 and in the future.
Geographic Focus: Statewide                      Contact/Title: Sharon Pomroy, Coordinator        Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
Membership Base: Low income, Middle              Position: Volunteer                                 pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,
   income, Urban, Rural                          Mission: To regain the lands and all of the         Wildlife, Parks & recreation, Environ-
Started as Environmental Group: No                  inherent rights that go with the land. To        mental justice, Community organizing,
Year Founded: 1987                                  once again become the sovereign nation           Cultural survival, Forest preservation
                                                    that we were in 1893 when our nation          Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct
Ka ‘Ohana O Kalae                                   was over-thrown by the American sugar            action, Litigation
                                                    plantation owners. To be able to be a         Organization Incorporated: Yes
P.O. Box 672                                        true self-determining people to plan and      Number of Paid Staff: 3
Na’alehee, HI 96772                                 live our own destiny.                         Number of Volunteers: 5
(808) 929-9529                                   Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water     Charge Membership Dues: No
                                                    pollution, Facility siting, Wildlife, Parks   Constituency Served: Native Hawaiian
Contact/Title: Margaret McGuire, Secretary          & recreation, Housing, Environmental          Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
Position: Volunteer                                 justice, Community organizing, Native         Membership Base: Low income, Rural
Mission: To perpetuate Native Hawaiian              Hawaiian land rights                          Started as Environmental Group: No
   traditional cultural values through           Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,      Year Founded: 1985
   curatorship program and education, and           Education, Direct action
   to exercise Hawaiian rights to land access    Organization Incorporated: No
   and cultural freedom.
Issues: Water pollution, Waste disposal,
   Facility siting, Wildlife, Parks &
                                                 Number of Paid Staff: 0
                                                 Number of Volunteers: 12
                                                 Charge Membership Dues: No
                                                                                                  Idaho
   recreation, Environmental justice,            Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic                Coeur D’Lene Tribe
   Community organizing, Settlement of           Geographic Focus: Statewide                      of Idaho
   Hawaiian homelands                            Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,        income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,           Planning and Natural Resources Dept.
   Direct action, Historic and cultural             Coalition                                     Plummer, ID 83851
   preservation                                  Started as Environmental Group: No               (208) 274-3101
Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Year Founded: 1989
Number of Paid Staff: 0                                                                           Contact/Title: Ernie Clark, Director,
Number of Volunteers: 25                                                                             Planning and Natural Resources Dept.
Charge Membership Dues: No                                                                        Position: Full time
Constituency Served: Native Hawaiian


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Mission: We would like to see a balance         Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,   Constituency Served: African American/
   between economic development and                Direct action                                  Black
   preservation of the environment. Our         Organization Incorporated: yes                 Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
   primary focus is the water quality of        Number of Paid Staff: 100+                     Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   Lake Coeur D’Lene.                           Number of Volunteers: 0                           income, Urban, Church-based, Coalition
Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-     Charge Membership Dues: No                     Started as Environmental Group: No
   tion, Wildlife, Pesticides, Recycling,       Constituency Served: Native American/          Year Founded: 1979
   Community Organizing                            Indian
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,     Geographic Focus: Tribal                       Economic Youth Committee
   Education, Direct Action                     Membership Base: Low income, Rural             for Economic Recovery
Organization Incorporated: No                   Started as Environmental Group: No
Number of Paid Staff: 7                         Year Founded: N/A                              (EYC)
Number of Volunteers: 0                                                                        P.O. Box 438747
Charge Membership Dues: No                                                                     Chicago, IL 60643
Constituency Served: Native American/
   Indian
Geographic Focus: Regional
                                                Illinois                                       (773) 468-6151
                                                                                               Fax: (773) 468-6213

Membership Base: Low income, Middle             ACORN, Chicago                                 Contact/Title: Sarah Shipp-Parran
   income, Rural                                                                               Position: Volunteer
Started as Environmental Group: Yes             410 S. Michigan, 4th Floor Annex               Mission: EYD is a four-year-old all volun-
Year Founded: 1988                              Chicago, IL 60605                                 teer organization working in three
                                                (312) 939-7488                                    neighborhoods in South Chicago on a
Idaho Migrant Council, Inc.                                                                       mission to develop young minds and
                                                Contact/Title: Madeline Talbott, Lead             mend families through mentoring efforts
P.O. Box 490                                       Organizer                                      in the context of environmental project
Caldwell, ID 83606-0490                         Position: Full time                               and athletic programs.
(208) 454-1652                                  Mission: To advance the interests of low       Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Children
E-mail: imcet@micron.net                           and moderate income people in every            health, Community organizing, Environ-
                                                   area of their concern.                         mental racism, Facility siting, Lead,
Contact/Title: Andres R. Rodriquez,             Issues: Toxics, Energy, Waste disposal,           Parks & recreation, Toxics, Waste
   Employment and Training Director                Housing, Environmental justice,                disposal
Position: Full time                                Community organizing                        Activities: Report preparation, Pollution
Mission: To improve the quality of life         Activities: Organizing, Direct action             monitoring, Media/press campaign,
   within and without the state of Idaho for    Organization Incorporated: Yes                    Organizing, Research
   migrant and seasonal farmworkers,            Number of Paid Staff: 9                        Organization Incorporated: Yes
   Hispanics, and the rural poor.               Number of Volunteers: 75                       Number of Paid Staff: 0
Issues: Toxics, Pesticides, Parks & recre-      Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Number of Volunteers: 35
   ation, Worker safety, Housing, Environ-      Constituency Served: African American/         Charge Membership Dues: No
   mental justice, Community organizing            Black                                       Constituency Served: African American/
Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct       Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                    Black
   services and advocacy                        Membership Base: Low income                    Geographic Focus: Statewide
Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Started as Environmental Group: No             Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
Number of Paid Staff: 300                       Year Founded: 1983                                Coalition
Number of Volunteers: 20+                                                                      Started as Environmental Group: No
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                     Bethel New Life, Inc.                          Year Founded: 1993
Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino
Geographic Focus: Statewide                     367 North Karlov                               Harriet Tubman Susan B.
Membership Base: Low income, Rural              Chicago, IL 60624                              Anthony Women’s Self
Started as Environmental Group: No              (773) 826-5540
Year Founded: 1971                              Fax: (773) 826-5728                            Help Center
                                                                                               813 South 13th Street
Nez Perce Tribe                                 Contact/Title: Layna Gardner-Lott, Director    Springfield, IL 62703
                                                   of Environmental Initiatives                (217) 720-3932
P.O. Box 365                                    Position: Full time                            Fax: (217) 544-0019
Lapwai, ID 83540                                Mission: Bethel is a faith-based nonprofit,
(208) 843-2253                                     community development corporation           Contact/Title: Fouth Logan, Director
Contact/Title: Gwendolyn B. Carter,                that addresses affordable housing,          Position: Full time
   Director, Water Resources                       employment, health, human services,         Mission: Harriet Tubman Susan B. Anthony
Position: Full time                                and real estate development. Our               Women’s Self Help Center a private non-
Mission: Provide quality environmental             mission is to weave a healthy sustainable      profit organization working to improve
   services to the Nez Perce Tribal enrolled       community on Chicago’s west side.              and enhance the underprivileged
   members. These services include health,      Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Children      neighborhoods in Springfield, Illinois
   housing, education, protection of the           health, Community organizing, Energy,          through education, communication, and
   environment, and utilization of natural         Housing, Lead, Parks & recreation,             involvement of each citizen especially
   resources based on sound economic and           Recycling, Transportation, Toxics, Urban       those less interested in participating by
   environmental considerations.                   sprawl                                         motivation using the Chinese proverb,
Issues: Energy, Water pollution, Waste          Activities: Technical assistance, Computer        “Teach a man to fish instead of giving
   disposal, Wildlife, Pesticides, Recycling,      training                                       him a fish.”
   Housing, Environmental justice,              Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Issues: Children health, Community
   Community organizing                         Number of Paid Staff: 322                         organizing, Energy, Environmental
                                                Number of Volunteers: 1000                        racism, Housing, Lead, Parks & recre-
                                                Charge Membership Dues: No                        ation, Pesticides, Recycling, Transporta-
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   tion, Urban sprawl, Waste disposal, Water        process of economic development that          Reduce Riscidivism by
   pollution, Wildlife, Worker safety,              improves the economy without under-           Industrial Development
   Regreening all older neighborhoods               mining the environment or the social
   where poor minorities live.                      structure of the community. Our               Inc. (RRID)
Activities: Workshops, Organizing                   organization is continuing to focus on        PO Box 438554
Organization Incorporated: Yes                      three “generative themes’ which we            Chicago, IL 60643
Number of Paid Staff: 0                             have discovered over the past four years      (773) 660-4185
Number of Volunteers: 15                            from students, parents, neighbors,
Charge Membership Dues: No                          teachers, administrators, church mem-         Contact/Title: Abbas Hassain, Executive
Constituency Served: African American/              bers, and other community based                  Director
   Black                                            organizations.                                Position: Full time
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                   Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Children     Mission: Our mission is to stop the practices
Membership Base: Low income, Urban                  health, Community organizing, Environ-           of genocide and racism, to bring atten-
Started as Environmental Group: No                  mental racism, Lead, Parks & recreation,         tion to insurance companies who insured
Year Founded: 1994                                  Recycling, Transportation, Toxics, Urban         the industries that polluted the area.
                                                    sprawl, Waste disposal, Youth violence        Issues: Toxics, air pollution, water pollution,
Human Action Community                           Activities: Technical assistance, Report            waste disposal, facility citing, lead,
Organization                                        preparation, Proposal/grant writing,             asbestos, recycling, parks and recreation,
                                                    Computer training, Internet training,            worker safety, housing, environmental
16028 S. Halsted                                    Health surveys, Pollution monitoring,            justice, community organizing
P.O. Box 1703                                       Media/press campaign, Fund raising,           Activities: Lobbying, research, organizing,
Harvey, IL 60426                                    Workshops, Organizing, Legal                     education, direct action
(708) 339-7902                                   Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Organization Incorporated: YES
                                                 Number of Paid Staff: 3                          Number of Paid Staff: 0
Contact/Title: Eraina B. Dunn, Executive         Number of Volunteers: 10-15                      Number of Volunteers: 10
   Director                                      Charge Membership Dues: Yes                      Charge Membership Dues: No
Position: Volunteer                              Constituency Served: Latino American/            Constituency Served: African American/
Mission: To assist communities in organiz-          Hispanic                                         Black
   ing themselves to constructively resolve      Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                   Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
   community problems. To manage rather          Membership Base: Low income                      Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   than suppress conflict, and to encourage      Started as Environmental Group: Yes                 income, Urban, Rural, Coalition
   diverse peoples to live and grow              Year Founded: 1996                               Started as Environmental Group: No
   harmoniously together.                                                                         Year Founded: 1982
Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Waste disposal,   People for Community
   Facility siting, Recycling, Parks &           Recovery                                         Safer Pest Control Project
   recreation, Housing, Environmental                                                             (SPCP)
   justice, Community organizing, Youth          13116 S. Ellis Ave.
   development                                   Chicago, IL 60827                                17 E. Monroe Street, Suite 212
Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct        (773) 468-1645                                   Chicago, IL 60603
   action, Referral networking                   Fax: (773)468-8105                               (312) 641-5575
Organization Incorporated: Yes                                                                    Fax: (312) 641-5454
Number of Paid Staff: 0                          Contact/Title: Hazel Johnson,                    E-mail: spcp@iname.com
Number of Volunteers: 15                            Administrative Assistant
Charge Membership Dues: No                       Position: Full time                              Contact/Title: Claire Hintz, Information and
Constituency Served: African American/           Mission: Seeks to educate the public                Outreach Coordinator
   Black                                            through workshops and seminars about          Position: Full time
Geographic Focus: Countywide                        the extent to which hazardous conditions      Mission: SPCP is a partnership of four
Membership Base: Low income, Middle                 exist in communities of color by provid-         Illinois non-profit groups with a common
   income, Coalition, Suburban                      ing information that responds directly to        goal of reducing indiscriminate pesticide
Started as Environmental Group: No                  the relationship between the environ-            use throughout rural, urban, and
Year Founded: 1970                                  ment and issues of health, housing, and          suburban Illinois by educating and
                                                    safety.                                          advocating for integrated pest manage-
Little Village                                   Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Waste disposal,      ment a decision making process for
Environmental Justice                               Wildlife, Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos,            addressing pest problems in the least
                                                    Recycling, Parks & recreation, Worker            hazardous way possible.
Organization                                        safety, Housing, Environmental justice,       Issues: Children health, Environmental
1615 S. Des Plaines                                 Community organizing                             racism, Pesticides
Chicago, IL 60616                                Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Educa-         Activities: Technical assistance, Workshops
(773) 762-6991                                      tion, Direct action                           Organization Incorporated: No
Fax: (773) 762-6993                              Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Number of Paid Staff: 3
E-mail: lvejo@org                                Number of Paid Staff: 6                          Number of Volunteers: 0-1
                                                 Number of Volunteers: 75                         Charge Membership Dues: No
Contact/Title: John Chavez-Pederson,             Charge Membership Dues: No                       Constituency Served: African American/
   Coordinator                                   Constituency Served: African American/              Black
Position: Full time                                 Black                                         Geographic Focus: Statewide
Mission: Our organizations priority is to        Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                   Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   work with community residents to              Membership Base: Low income, Middle                 income, Urban, Rural
   develop participatory learning and action        income, Urban, Coalition                      Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   projects that will enable residents to        Started as Environmental Group: Yes              Year Founded: 1994
   develop their own long term vision,           Year Founded: 1979
   strategies, and action plans for Little
   Village. Sustainable development is a
                                                                                                    People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 79
South Cook County                                Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water   Issues: Air pollution, Water pollution, Waste
Environmental Action                                pollution, Waste disposal, Pesticides,         disposal, Asbestos, Community organiz-
                                                    Lead, Asbestos, Recycling, Parks &             ing
Coalition                                           recreation, Worker safety, Housing,         Activities: Research, Education, Direct
P.O. Box 428317                                     Environmental justice, Community               action
Evergreen Park, IL 60642                            organizing                                  Organization Incorporated: Yes
(773) 445-4156                                   Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,   Number of Paid Staff: 0
                                                    Direct action, Networking                   Number of Volunteers: 3
Contact/Title: R.W. Ernest Young                 Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Position: Volunteer                              Number of Paid Staff: 2                        Constituency Served: African American/
Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Waste disposal,   Number of Volunteers: 0                           Black
   Recycling                                     Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Geographic Focus: Statewide
Activities: Research, Organizing, Direct         Constituency Served: African American/         Membership Base: Low income
   action                                           Black, Hispanic/Latino                      Started as Environmental Group: No
Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Geographic Focus: Citywide                     Year Founded: 1989
Number of Paid Staff: 0                          Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Number of Volunteers: 25                            income, Urban, Church-based, Coalition
Charge Membership Dues: No
Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
Geographic Focus: Regional
                                                 Started as Environmental Group: Yes
                                                 Year Founded: 1988                             Kansas
Membership Base: Coalition                       Grand Calumet Task Force                       Quindaro Ruins/
Started as Environmental Group: Yes                                                             Underground Railroad
                                                 2400 New York Ave.
                                                                                                Exercise ‘93
South Suburban Citizens                          Whiting, IN 46394
Opposed to Polluting the                         (219) 473-4246                                 P.O. Box 2603
                                                 Fax: (219) 473-4288                            Kansas City, KS 66110
Environment                                      E-mail: gctf@igc.org                           (913) 371-0576
506 Winston Lane
Chicago, IL 60411                                Contact/Title: Bowden Quinn, Executive         Contact/Title: Marvin S. Robinson
(708) 754-3366                                      Director                                    Position: Volunteer
Fax: (708) 754-3360                              Position: Full time                            Mission: Major focus includes projects of
Contact/Title: Keith Kemp, Treasurer             Mission: A community environmental                research and coalition outreach on the
Position: Volunteer                                 organization working cooperatively to          206 acre Quindaro Ruins/Underground
Mission: We formed to fight the develop-            improve the land, air and waste quality        Railroad free port of entry off the
   ment of a treated wood burning incinera-         of the Grand Calumet River and the             Missouri River.
   tor in our community. We now work on             urban ecosystem that surrounds it, and to   Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
   local pollution issues as they come up.          achieve environmental justice for the          pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,
   Unfortunately they never end.                    people of the Northwest Indiana.               Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos, Recycling,
Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Environ-     Issues: Environmental racism, Parks &             Parks & recreation, Worker safety,
   mental racism, Facility siting, Toxics,          recreation, Toxics, Urban sprawl, Water        Housing, Environmental justice,
   Waste disposal                                   pollution, Wildlife, Chemical accidents        Community organizing, Racism and
Organization Incorporated: No                    Activities: Technical assistance, Proposal/       classism
Number of Paid Staff: 0                             grant writing, Computer training,           Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
Number of Volunteers: 4                             Internet training, Pollution monitoring,       Education, Direct action, Creative
Charge Membership Dues: No                          Workshops                                      consulting
Constituency Served: African American/           Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Organization Incorporated: No
   Black, Multi-ethnic                           Number of Paid Staff: 6                        Number of Paid Staff: 0
Geographic Focus: Citywide                       Number of Volunteers: as needed                Number of Volunteers: 5
Membership Base: Low income, Urban               Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Charge Membership Dues: No
Started as Environmental Group: Yes              Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic              Constituency Served: African American/
Year Founded: 1994                               Geographic Focus: Countywide                      Black
                                                 Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Geographic Focus: National
                                                    income, Urban                               Membership Base: Low income, Middle
                                                 Started as Environmental Group: Yes               income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,
Indiana                                          Year Founded: 1980                                Coalition
                                                                                                Started as Environmental Group: No
Gary Clean City                                  MECCA Rites of                                 Year Founded: 1987
Coalition, Inc.                                  Passage, Inc.
                                                                                                Quindaro Ruins/
504 Broadway, Suite 738                          475 Broadway, Suite 516 North                  Underground Railroad
Gary, IN 46402-1989                              Gary, IN 46402
(219) 882-4307                                   (219) 881-1161                                 Exercise 2YK
                                                 Fax:                                           P.O. Box 2603
Contact/Title: Ms. Vera A. Johnson,              E-mail:                                        Kansas City, KS 66110
   Executive Director                                                                           (913) 342-8683
Position: Full time                              Contact/Title: Mr. Yahya Q. Rasheed
Mission: To assist in improving and              Position: Full time                            Contact/Title: Marvin S. Robinson II,
   preserving our environment by organiz-        Mission: To educate the African American          Creative Consultant
   ing neighborhood clean up, providing             about his/her heritage, and to make the     Position: Volunteer
   educational information on the benefits          public aware of problems that exist         Mission: Our mission include preservation,
   of a more attractive city, and encouraging       within our environment and how to              restoration, job creation, race and
   local citizens and businesses to recycle.        prevent them.                                  cultural sensitivity training tours,
80
   environmental education outreach
   strategies.
Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Children
                                               Kentucky                                         Citizens Against
                                                                                                Nuclear Trash
   health, Community organizing,. Energy,      Environmental Justice                            Route 4, P.O. Box 229
   Environmental racism, Facility siting,      Resource Center -                                Homer, LA 71040
   Housing, Lead, Parks & recreation,                                                           (318) 927-3367
   Pesticides, Transportation, Toxics, Urban   Kentucky
   sprawl, Waste disposal, Water pollution,    3810 Garland Avenue                              Contact/Title: Elmira Wafer
   Wildlife, Worker safety, Economic           Louisville, KY 40210                             Position: Volunteer
   oppression                                  (502) 776-7688                                   Mission: To stop Louisiana Energy Services
Activities: Technical assistance, Report       Fax: (502) 775-7052                                 from building their plant and storing
   preparation, Proposal/grant writing,                                                            their waste in our community and state.
   Pollution monitoring, Media/press           Contact/Title: Rev. Louis Coleman, Director      Issues: Waste disposal
   campaign, Workshops, Organizing,            Position: Part time                              Activities: Direct action
   Legal, Research, Canvassing                 Mission: To clean and reduce toxic               Organization Incorporated: No
Organization Incorporated: Yes                    emissions in the Rubbertown geographic        Number of Paid Staff: 0
Number of Paid Staff: 0                           area.                                         Number of Volunteers: 25-30
Number of Volunteers: 7                        Issues: toxics, energy, air pollution, water     Charge Membership Dues: No
Charge Membership Dues: No                        pollution, waste disposal, facility siting,   Constituency Served: African American/
Constituency Served: African American/            pesticides, lead, environmental justice,         Black
   Black                                          community organizing.                         Geographic Focus: Citywide
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood,                Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct        Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   Citywide, Regional, National                   action                                           income, Rural, Church-based, Coalition
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   income, Urban, People of color, Grass-      Number of Paid Staff: 7                          Year Founded: 1989
   roots, Academia, Researchers, Schools,      Number of Volunteers: 0
   Youth, Coalitions/Networks, Workers         Charge Membership Dues: No                       Coalition for Community
Started as Environmental Group: No             Constituency Served: African American/           Action
Year Founded: 1987                                Black
                                               Geographic Focus: Citywide                       332 Old Rafe Mayer Rd.
Urban Youth Network/                           Membership Base: Low income, Urban,              Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Urban News Network                                Church based                                  (504) 775-9607
                                               Started as Environmental Group: Yes
P.O. Box 171313                                Year Founded: 1993                               Contact/Title: Mary W. McCastle, President
Kansas City, KS 66117                                                                           Position: Volunteer
(913) 281-3094                                                                                  Mission: To make the community a better

Contact/Title: Monica K. Nightingale
Position: Volunteer
                                               Louisiana                                           place to live for all residents and to help
                                                                                                   the needy. To work with community
                                                                                                   development programs and fight toxic
Mission: To inform, educate, and entertain     Ascension Parish Residents                          waste disposal and air polluters.
   the community through TV and radio          Against Pollution                                Issues: Organizing, Education, Direct action
   programs and productions. To address                                                         Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct
   the social, economic, and environmental     P.O. Box 458                                        action
   justice issues affecting the oppressed,     Geismar, LA 70734                                Organization Incorporated: Yes
   dispossessed, and repressed peoples of      (504) 673-6939                                   Number of Paid Staff: 0
   Kansas city.                                                                                 Number of Volunteers: 10
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water   Contact/Title: Amos J. Favorite, Sr.,            Charge Membership Dues: No
   pollution, Facility siting, Pesticides,        President                                     Constituency Served: African American/
   Recycling, Parks & recreation, Worker       Position: Volunteer                                 Black
   safety, Housing, Environmental justice,     Mission: To prevent toxic and waste              Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based
   Community organizing, Women/youth              seepage into water wells in an effort to      Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   issues                                         combat high incidence of cancer.                 income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,    Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-         Coalition
   Education, Direct action, Arts                 tion, Waste disposal, Wildlife, Pesticides,   Started as Environmental Group: No
Organization Incorporated: Yes                    Recycling, Environmental justice,             Year Founded: 1979
Number of Paid Staff: 0                           Community organizing
Number of Volunteers: 15                       Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Direct         North Baton Rouge
Charge Membership Dues: No                        action                                        Environmental Association
Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic              Organization Incorporated: No
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based           Number of Paid Staff: 0                          421 Springfield Rd.
Membership Base: Low income, Urban,            Number of Volunteers: 30                         Baton Rouge, LA 70807
   Coalition                                   Charge Membership Dues: No                       (504) 775-0341
Started as Environmental Group: No             Constituency Served: African American/
Year Founded: 1990                                Black, White                                  Contact/Title: Florence T. Robinson,
                                               Geographic Focus: Statewide                         Secretary
                                               Membership Base: Low income, Middle              Position: Volunteer
                                                  income, Rural, Church-based                   Mission: To fight for environmental justice
                                               Started as Environmental Group: Yes                 and to protect the health and welfare of
                                               Year Founded: 1986                                  the citizens and environment of our
                                                                                                   community from the unwelcome
                                                                                                   industries and waste facilities that have
                                                                                                   forced themselves upon us.
                                                                                                  People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 81
Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollution,      Management division of the Penobscot           research, conservation and community
   Waste disposal, Facility siting, Wildlife,        Indian Nation Tribal government.               self-determination.
   Lead, Worker safety, Environmental                Priority Areas include; water quality       Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Waste
   justice, Community organizing                     protection, fisheries & wildlife manage-       disposal, Facility siting, Wildlife, Parks &
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,          ment, and protection of tribal resources.      recreation, Environmental Justice,
   Education, Direct action                       Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water      Community organizing, Natural resource
Organization Incorporated: No                        pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,           management
Number of Paid Staff: 0                              Pesticides, Parks & recreation, Worker      Activities: Research, Organizing, education,
Number of Volunteers: 50                             safety, Community organizing, Forestry         Direct action, Conservation
Charge Membership Dues: No                        Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,   Organization Incorporated: Yes
Constituency Served: African American/               Direct Action                               Number of Paid Staff: 3
   Black                                          Organization Incorporated: No                  Number of Volunteers: 35
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based              Number of Paid Staff: 13                       Charge Membership Dues: 300
Membership Base: Low income, Middle               Number of Volunteers: 0                        Constituency Served: African American/
   income, Rural                                  Charge Membership Dues: No                        Black
Started as Environmental Group: Yes               Constituency Served: Native American/          Geographic Focus: Regional
Year Founded: 1988                                   Indian                                      Membership Base: Low income, Middle
                                                  Geographic Focus: Statewide                       income, Urban, Coalition
St. James Citizens for Jobs                       Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Started as Environmental Group: Yes
and the Environment                                  income, Urban, Rural, Church-based          Year Founded: 1993
                                                  Started as Environmental Group: Yes
(SJCJE)                                           Year Founded: 1980                             I.C. Green
P.O. Box 331
Convent, LA 70723                                                                                609 Montpelier Street
(225) 562-3582

Contact/Title: Emelda J. West, President
                                                  Maryland                                       Baltimore, MD 21212
                                                                                                 (410) 235-5270

Position: Volunteer                               Blacks Against Nukes                           Contact/Title: Morning Sunday
Mission: SJCJE is an autonomous commu-            (BAN)                                          Position: Volunteer
   nity organization composed of a diverse                                                       Mission: To enhance the urban habitat
   group of residents seeking greater input       8603 Geren Rd.                                    through parks beautification, tree
   into decisions impacting our quality of        Silver Spring, MD 20901                           planting, and gardening for an improved
   life. We volunteer to work with elected        (301) 384-9621                                    home and recreation environment.
   officials and with established public                                                         Issues: Water pollution, Wildlife, Parks &
   agencies to protect and enhance our            Contact/Title: Gregory Johnson,                   recreation, Housing, Environmental
   quality of life.                                  Co-Director                                    justice
Issues: Air pollution, Children health,           Position: Volunteer                            Activities: Education, Planning, Demonstra-
   Community organizing, Environmental            Mission: Educational vehicle for people of        tion
   racism, Facility siting, Pesticides, Toxics,      color.                                      Organization Incorporated: No
   Waste disposal;, Water pollution, Trans-       Issues: Toxics, Energy, Water pollution,       Number of Paid Staff: 0
   portation of toxic materials through the          Waste disposal, Pesticides, Recycling,      Number of Volunteers: 50
   community                                         Housing, Environmental justice,             Charge Membership Dues: No
Activities: Pollution monitoring, Organizing,        Community organizing                        Constituency Served: African American/
   Research                                       Activities: Research, Organizing,                 Black
Organization Incorporated: No                        Education                                   Geographic Focus: Statewide
Number of Paid Staff: 0                           Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Number of Volunteers: entire group                Number of Paid Staff: 0                           income, Urban, Rural, Coalition
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                       Number of Volunteers: 3                        Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Constituency Served: African American/            Charge Membership Dues: No                     Year Founded: 1989
   Black                                          Constituency Served: African American/
Geographic Focus: Countywide, Regional,              Black                                       Jobs with Peace
   Statewide, National                            Geographic Focus: National
Membership Base: Rural                            Membership Base: Low income, Middle            100 S. Washington St.
Started as Environmental Group: Yes                  income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,         Baltimore, MD 21231
Year Founded: 1996                                   Coalition                                   (410) 342-7404
                                                  Started as Environmental Group: No
                                                  Year Founded: 1981                             Contact/Title: Sr. Katherine Corr, Director

Maine                                             Gwynns Falls Conservancy
                                                                                                 Position: Part time
                                                                                                 Mission: To reorder federal spending
                                                                                                    priorities to meet the real needs of
                                                  of the Heritage Museum
Penobscot Indian Nation                                                                             people.
Dept. of Natural Resources                        Hamlet Court, 4509 Prospect Circle             Issues: Energy, Waste disposal, Recycling,
                                                  Baltimore, MD 21216                               Parks & recreation, Housing, Environ-
Penobscot Nation 6 River Rd.                      (410) 664-6711                                    mental justice, Community organizing
Old Town, ME 04468                                Fax: (410) 664-6711                            Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
(207) 827-7776                                                                                      Education, Direct action
Fax: (207) 827-1137                               Contact/Title: Steven Lee, Director            Organization Incorporated: Yes
                                                  Position: Full time                            Number of Paid Staff: 2
Contact/Title: John S. Banks, Director            Mission: The Gwynns Falls Conservancy is       Number of Volunteers: 25
Position: Full time                                  a national model in urban wildlife &        Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Mission: Penobscot Indian Nation DNR is              stream conservation. The GFC serves to      Constituency Served: African American/
   the multi-disciplinary Natural Resources          provide environmental: education,              Black
                                                                                                 Geographic Focus: Citywide
82
Membership Base: Multi-ethnic, Low            Number of Volunteers: 5-10                     Number of Volunteers: 0
   income, Middle income, Urban, Church-      Charge Membership Dues: No                     Charge Membership Dues: No
   based, Coalition                           Geographic Focus: Statewide                    Constituency Served: African American/
Started as Environmental Group: No            Membership Base: Low income, Urban,               Black, Latino American/ Hispanic
Year Founded: 1982                               People of color, Grassroots, Youth,         Geographic Focus: Citywide
                                                 Coalitions/Networks                         Membership Base: Low income
Youth Warriors                                Started as Environmental Group: Yes            Started as Environmental Group: No
                                              Year Founded: 1993                             Year Founded: 1981
2710 W. Lanvale Street
Baltimore, MD 21216                           Campaign to Protect                            Dudley Street
(410) 347-1440                                Chinatown (CPC)                                Neighborhood Initiative
Contact/Title: Lynn Pinder, Founder/          33 Harrison Ave                                504 Dudley Street
   Executive Director                         Boston, MA 02125                               Roxbury, MA 02119
Position: Full time                           (617) 426-0646                                 (617) 442-9670
Mission: To provide urban environmental       E-mail: cproct@aol.com                         Fax: (617) 427-8047
   education and training, leadership                                                        E-mail: tsettles@dsni.org
   development, and organizing skills to      Contact/Title: Michael Liu, Coordinator
   young African Americans. We encourage      Position: Part time                            Contact/Title: Trish Settles, Director
   young people to become stake-holders in    Mission: CPC works to ensure the survival      Position: Full time
   loving, respecting and valuing the worth      of Chinatown as a neighborhood and          Mission: Our mission is to Empower
   of themselves and their communities           social political economic and cultural         Dudley Residents to organize, plan for,
Issues: Lead, Environmental justice,             center. We organize and provide                create and control a move vibrant high
   Community organizing, Urban Gardens           technical resources.                           quality neighborhood with our commu-
Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct     Issues: Air pollution, Community organiz-         nity partners.
   action                                        ing, Environmental racism, Housing,         Issues: Brownfields, Community organizing,
Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Parks & recreations, Transportation            Environmental racism, Transportation
Number of Paid Staff: 1                       Activities: Report preparation, Proposal/      Activities: Organizing
Number of Volunteers: 8                          grant writing, Computer training,           Organization Incorporated: Yes
Charge Membership Dues: No                       Pollution monitoring, Media/press           Number of Paid Staff: 13
Constituency Served: African American/           campaign, Fund raising, Organizing,         Number of Volunteers: many
   Black                                         Legal, Research                             Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                Organization Incorporated: No                  Constituency Served: African American/
Membership Base: Low income, Urban            Number of Paid Staff: 2                           Black, Multi-ethnic
Started as Environmental Group: Yes           Number of Volunteers: 12                       Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
Year Founded: 1996                            Charge Membership Dues: No                     Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
                                              Constituency Served: Asian/Pacific Islander       Coalition
                                              Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                 Started as Environmental Group: No

Massachusetts                                 Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
                                                 Coalition
                                              Started as Environmental Group: No
                                                                                             Year Founded: 1984

                                                                                             Environmental Diversity
Alternatives for                              Year Founded: 1993                             Forum
Community & Environment
(ACE)                                         Committee for Boston                           UMass Boston, Science Building
                                              Public Housing (CBPH)                          Boston, MA 02125
2343 Washington Street, 2nd Floor                                                            (617) 27-9800 ext. 215
Roxbury, MA 02119                             100 Terrace Street Suite B
(617) 442-3343                                Roxbury, MA 02120                              Contact/Title: Marilyn Hilliard
Fax: (617) 442-2425                           (617) 427-3556                                 Position: Volunteer
E-mail: ace@essential.org                     Fax: (617) 442-6139                            Mission: Protects the environment by
                                              E-mail: cbph@earthlink.com                        advocating racial, cultural, and economic
Contact/Title: Khalida Smalls, Office                                                           diversity at all organizational levels and
   Director                                   Contact/Title: Deborah George                     in all policies and programs of the
Position: Full time                           Position: Full time                               environmental movement.
Mission: Based in Roxbury, Massachusetts,     Mission: CBPH is a non-profit multi            Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
   Alternatives for Community & Environ-         cultural organization who’s mission is to      pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,
   ment (ACE) has been working in part-          social and economic justice for our            Pesticides, Lead, Recycling, Parks &
   nership with underserved communities          selves, our families, and our neighbor-        recreation, Housing, Environmental
   to achieve environmental justice since        hoods. Through grassroots community            justice, Community organizing
   1993. ACE provides legal and technical        organizing, leadership development and      Activities: Education, Direct action, Support
   support, educational programs, and            location building we seek to inspire           and linkages
   organizing assistance to community            public housing residents secure the         Organization Incorporated: No
   groups throughout New England to solve        resources and build the organizational      Number of Paid Staff: 1
   environmental problems and develop            capacity to develop strong, safe healthy    Number of Volunteers: 60
   local environmental leadership.               communities.                                Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields redevel-   Issues: Air pollution, Children health,        Constituency Served: African American/
   opment, Recycling, Transportation,            Community organizing, Environmental            Black, Multi-ethnic
   Toxics                                        racism, Housing, Transportation             Geographic Focus: Regional
Activities: Technical assistance, Pollution   Activities: Computer training, Health          Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   monitoring, Organizing, Legal, Advocacy,      surveys, Pollution monitoring, Organiz-        income, Urban, Coalition
   Public education, Mapping/GIS                 ing, Research,                              Started as Environmental Group: No
Organization Incorporated: Yes                Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Year Founded: 1991
Number of Paid Staff: 8                       Number of Paid Staff: 15
                                                                                               People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 83
Four Corners Action                           Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Started as Environmental Group: No
Coalition                                     Number of Paid Staff: 27                         Year Founded: 1909
                                              Number of Volunteers: 20+
380 Washington Street                         Charge Membership Dues: Yes                      Native Ecology Initiative
Dorchester, MA 02124                          Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino
(617) 436-0289                                Geographic Focus: Statewide                      PO Box 470829
Fax: (617) 825-3308                           Membership Base: Low income, Middle              Brookline Village, MA 02147-0829
                                                 income, Urban, Coalition, Latino              (617) 232-5742
Contact/Title: Marvin Martin, Executive          professionals                                 Fax: (617) 232-5742
   Director                                   Started as Environmental Group: No               E-mail: NAEcology@aol.com
Position: Full time                           Year Founded: 1972
Issues: Community organizing, Neighbor-                                                        Contact/Title: Lillian A. Wilmore
   hood revitalization                        Jobs with Peace Campaign                         Position: Full time
Activities: Organizing                                                                         Mission: We provide legal and technical
Organization Incorporated: Yes                38 Chauncy St., Suite 812                           assistance to American Indian and Alaska
Number of Paid Staff: 4                       Boston, MA 02111                                    native nations, tribes and organizations.
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                   (617) 338-5783                                      Our mission is to help protect and
Constituency Served: African American/                                                            restore Mother Earth. We are an
   Black                                      Contact/Title: Carol Smith                          environmental justice resource group in
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                Position: Full time                                 Indian Country.
Membership Base: Low income                   Mission: To reorder federal spending             Issues: Toxics, water pollution, facility
Started as Environmental Group: No               priorities to fulfill domestic needs such        citing, wildlife, pesticides, lead, worker
Year Founded: 1991                               as housing, education, health care, etc.         safety, environmental justice, treaty
                                              Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water        rights
Franklin Park Coalition                          pollution, Waste disposal, Pesticides,        Activities: Research, Education, Legal,
                                                 Lead, Asbestos, Recycling, Parks &               Technical
319 Forest Hills St.                             recreation, Worker safety, Housing,           Organization Incorporated: No
Jamaica Plains, MA 02130                         Environmental justice, Community              Number of Paid Staff: 3
(617) 522-7431                                   organizing                                    Number of Volunteers: 20
Contact/Title: Vesper Gibbs-Barns, Presi-     Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,     Charge Membership Dues: Yes
dent                                             Direct action                                 Constituency Served: Native Hawaiian
Position: Volunteer                           Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Geographic Focus: Tribal
Mission: Began as an advocacy group for       Number of Paid Staff: 8                          Membership Base: Low income, Rural,
   reclaiming and maintaining Franklin        Number of Volunteers: 3                             Reservation
   Park, and continues to lobby and           Charge Membership Dues: No                       Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   advocate for the park and the community    Constituency Served: African American/           Year Founded: 1996
   that surrounds it.                            Black
Issues: Air pollution, Water pollution,       Geographic Focus: National                       Roca Inc.
   Wildlife, Parks & Recreation, Environ-     Membership Base: Low income, Middle              Youth Star Program
   mental justice, Community organizing          income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,      Coalition                                     101 Park Street
   Education, Direct Action, Coalition        Started as Environmental Group: No               Chelsea, MA 02150
   building and maintenance                   Year Founded: 1982                               (617) 889-5210
Organization Incorporated: Yes                                                                 Fax: (617) 889-2145
Number of Paid Staff: 1                       NAACP, Boston Branch
Number of Volunteers: 14+                                                                      Contact/Title: David Rodriguez, Supervisor
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                   451 Massachusetts Ave.                           Position: Full time
Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic             Boston, MA 02118                                 Mission: Roca’s Mission is to promote
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based          (617) 267-1058                                      justice through creating opportunities
Membership Base: Low income, Middle                                                               with young people and families to lead
   income, Urban, Rural, Coalition            Contact/Title: Louis A. Elisa, President            happy and healthy lives.
Started as Environmental Group: Yes           Position: Volunteer                              Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Children
Year Founded: 1974                            Mission: Primary focus is equal human and           health, Community organizing, Environ-
                                                 civil rights. Issues of environmental            mental racism, Facility siting, Housing,
Hispanic Office of                               justice and equity are an essential part of      Parks & recreation, Recycling, Toxics,
Planning and Evaluation                          our responsibility.                              Water pollution
                                              Issues: Water pollution, Waste disposal,         Activities: Technical assistance, Proposal/
165 Brookside Ave.                               Parks & recreation, Worker safety,               grant writing, Computer training, Health
Boston, MA 02130                                 Housing, Environmental justice,                  surveys, Pollution monitoring, Media/
(617) 524-8888                                   Community organizing, Basic quality of           press campaign Fund raising, Work-
                                                 life issues                                      shops, Organizing, Community develop-
Contact/Title: Tubal H. Padilla-Galiano,      Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Educa-            ment
   Director of HOPE Resource Center              tion, Direct action                           Organization Incorporated: Yes
Position: Full time                           Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Number of Paid Staff: 30
Mission: Working on a variety of issues and   Number of Paid Staff: 1                          Number of Volunteers: 8-12
   aims to develop and foster community       Number of Volunteers: 21                         Charge Membership Dues: No
   involvement in the environmental arena.    Charge Membership Dues: Yes                      Constituency Served: Latino American/
Issues: Toxics, Lead, Recycling, Environ-     Constituency Served: African American/              Hispanic
   mental justice, Community organizing          Black, Multi-ethnic                           Geographic Focus: Citywide
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,   Geographic Focus: Citywide                       Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   Education, Direct action, Program          Membership Base: Low income, Middle                 income, Coalition
   planning and evaluation                       income, Urban, Church-based, Coalition        Started as Environmental Group: No
                                                                                               Year Founded: 1988
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Michigan                                        Membership Base: Low income, Urban
                                                Started as Environmental Group: No
                                                Year Founded: 1974
                                                                                               Mission: To educate and inform resident
                                                                                                  about environmental hazards, safety,
                                                                                                  pollution prevention, public hearings,
Arab Community Center                                                                             civil rights and the state of the neighbor-
for Economic & Social                           Detroit Summer                                    hood.
                                                                                               Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Commu-
Services (ACCESS)                               4605 Cass Ave                                     nity organizing, Environmental racism,
2651 Saulino Court                              Detroit, MI 48201                                 facility siting,
Dearborn, MI 48120                              (313) 832-2904                                 Activities: Proposal/grant writing, Media/
(313) 842-7010                                                                                    press campaign, Workshops
Fax: (313) 842-5150                             Contact/Title: Julia Pointer, Youth            Organization Incorporated: Yes
E-mail: access-com@worldnet.att.net                Coordinator                                 Number of Paid Staff: 0
                                                Position: Part time                            Number of Volunteers: 12
Contact/Title: Kathryn Savoie,                  Mission: Detroit Summer is a multi-cultural,   Charge Membership Dues: No
   Environmental Program Director                  inter-generational youth movement to        Constituency Served: African American/
Position: Full time                                rebuild, respirit and redefine the city        Black
Mission: ACCESS mission is to promote the          from the ground up.                         Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
   development of the Arab American             Issues: Community organizing, Environ-         Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
   community in all aspects of its economic,       mental racism, Using vacant lots for           Coalition
   social and cultural life, with an emphasis      community purposes (gardening)              Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   on serving newly arrived immigrants and      Activities: Workshops, Organizing              Year Founded: 1992
   low income families. The goal of the         Organization Incorporated: No
   involvement in addressing local environ-     Number of Paid Staff: 1                        Lone Tree Council
   mental justice issues, and to improve and    Number of Volunteers: 4
   protect environmental quality for the        Charge Membership Dues: No                     P.O. Box 1251
   Arab American community, through a           Constituency Served: African American/         Bay City, MI 48706
   combination of community education,             Black                                       (517) 686-6386
   research and advocacy.                       Geographic Focus: Citywide                     Fax: (517) 686-1474
Issues: Air pollution, Children health,         Membership Base: Low income, Urban             E-mail: terbar@cris.com
   Community organizing, Environmental          Started as Environmental Group: No
   racism, Lead, Toxics, monitoring             Year Founded: 1992                             Contact/Title: Terry Miller, Chair
   renewals for existing facilities                                                            Position: Volunteer
Activities: Health surveys                      Detroiters Working for                         Mission: Work for clean air, water, and soil
Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Environmental Justice                             in the Saginaw River Watershed. Some
Number of Paid Staff: 120                                                                         of our best work has been preventing the
Number of Volunteers: 200                       12101 Mack Service Dr.                            siting of a medical waste incineration and
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                     Detroit, MI 48215                                 nuclear plant. Also several successful
Constituency Served: Arab American              (313) 821-1064                                    wetland defenses.
Geographic Focus: Regional                      Fax: (313) 821-1072                            Issues: Air pollution, Children health,
Membership Base: Low income, Urban,                                                               Community organizing, Environmental
   Coalition                                    Contact/Title: Donele Wilkins, Executive          racism, Lead, Pesticides, Toxics, Urban
Started as Environmental Group: No                 Director                                       sprawl, Waste disposal, Water pollution,
Year Founded: 1971                              Position: Full time                               Wildlife
                                                Mission: DWEJ is a grassroots non-profit       Activities: Technical assistance, Media/press
Detroit American Indian                            organization committed to building             campaign, Research
Center                                             leadership in the community around          Organization Incorporated: Yes
                                                   policy and urban development.               Number of Paid Staff: 0
22720 Plymouth Rd.                              Issues: Toxics, Health, Environmental          Number of Volunteers: 10-20
Detroit, MI 48239-1327                             justice, Housing, Energy, Land use,         Charge Membership Dues: Yes
(313) 535-2966                                     Urban revitalization, Brownfields           Constituency Served: White/Caucasian
Fax: (313) 535-8060                             Activities: Education, Training                Geographic Focus: Regional
                                                Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Contact/Title: Janis Fairbanks, Executive       Number of Paid Staff: 2                           income, Urban, Rural
   Director                                     Number of Volunteers: 3                        Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Position: Full time                             Charge Membership Dues: No                     Year Founded: 1978
Mission: To assist the metropolitan Detroit     Constituency Served: African American/
   Native American community in achiev-            Black                                       Michigan Association of
   ing social and economic stability, thus      Geographic Focus: Local                        Minority Environmentalists
   reducing dependency on human                 Membership Base: Low income, Urban
   services; and to foster and preserve         Started as Environmental Group: Yes            P.O. Box 21954
   Native American culture and heritage.        Year Founded: 1994                             Detroit, MI 48221
Issues: Community organizing, cultural                                                         (313) 927-2789
   preservation                                 Flint-Genesee United for
Activities: Research, Education, Direct         Action, Justice and                            Contact/Title: William Thompson
   action, Cultural Preservation                                                               Position: Part time
Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Environmental Safety                           Mission: To expose persons to careers in the
Number of Paid Staff: 16                        6901 W. Boulevard Drive                           environmental field.
Number of Volunteers: 20                        Flint, MI 48505                                Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                     (810) 762-3470                                    pollution, Waste disposal, Asbestos,
Constituency Served: Native American/           Fax: (810) 762-3687                               Recycling, Worker safety, Housing,
   Indian                                                                                         Environmental justice, Community
Geographic Focus: Countywide                    Contact/Title: Janice O’Neal, Spokesperson        organizing
                                                Position: Volunteer
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Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,    Constituency Served: Native American/           Membership Base: Low income, Rural,
   Education, Direct action                       Indian                                          Reservation
Organization Incorporated: No                  Geographic Focus: Tribal                        Started as Environmental Group: No
Number of Paid Staff: 0                        Membership Base: Urban                          Year Founded: 1953
Number of Volunteers: 2                        Started as Environmental Group: No
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Year Founded: 1972                              Southwest Detroit
Constituency Served: African American/                                                         Environmental Vision
   Black                                       Michigan Environmental
Geographic Focus: Statewide                    Council                                         P.O. Box 09400
Membership Base: Middle income, Urban                                                          Detroit, MI 48209
Started as Environmental Group: Yes            119 Pere Marquette, Suite 2-A                   (313) 842-1961
Year Founded: 1988                             Lansing, MI 48912                               Fax: (313) 842-1961
                                               (517) 487-9539
Michigan Coalition for                         Fax: (517) 487-9541                             Contact/Title: Kathy Milberg
Human Rights                                   E-mail: mec@voyager.net                         Position: Full time
                                                                                               Mission: “To improve S.W. Detroit Environ-
4800 Woodward Ave.                             Contact/Title: Lana Pollack, President             mentally and Economically.” We work
Detroit, MI 48201-1399                         Position: Full time                                collaboratively with all stake holders
(313) 831-0258                                 Mission: MEC serves as the collective voice        within and outside of our community on
                                                  for our 53 member groups in Michigan’s          issues of Air Quality, Land use, Illegal
Contact/Title: Kathryn Savoie,                    state capitol. We educate policy workers        Dumping, Abandoned properties,
   Executive Director                             and empower citizens to help protect            contaminated site and clean up preven-
Position: Full time                               Michigan’s environment and people.              tion.
Mission: Raise awareness of and combat         Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Commu-      Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Children
   racism at home and abroad by furthering        nity organizing, Energy, Environmental          health, Community organizing, Environ-
   anti-apartheid efforts, youth empower-         racism, Facility siting, Lead, Recycling,       mental racism, Facility siting, Toxics,
   ment, and teaching civil rights history.       Transportation, Toxics, Urban sprawl,           Urban sprawl, Waste disposal, Water
   Has a resource and video library on            Waste disposal, Water pollution                 pollution, Advocacy and Empowerment
   racism and apartheid, including books       Activities: Technical assistance, Report        Activities: Pollution monitoring, Media/
   and videos on environmental racism and         preparation, proposal/grant writing,            press campaign, Fund raising, Work-
   environmental justice.                         Computer training, Internet training,           shops, Organizing, Research, Raising
Issues: Environmental justice, Racism             Media/press campaign, Organizing                Awareness/Environmental Education
Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct      Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Organization Incorporated: Yes
   action                                      Number of Paid Staff: 8                         Number of Paid Staff: 1
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Number of Volunteers: 10                        Number of Volunteers: varies
Number of Paid Staff: 2                        Charge Membership Dues: Yes                     Charge Membership Dues: No
Number of Volunteers: 25+                      Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic               Constituency Served: African American/
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Geographic Focus: Statewide                        Black, Latino American/Hispanic
Constituency Served: African American/         Membership Base: Low income, Middle             Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
   Black                                          income, Urban, Rural, Church-based           Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
Geographic Focus: Regional                     Started as Environmental Group: Yes                Coalition
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Year Founded: 1980                              Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   income, Urban, Church-based, Coalition                                                      Year Founded: 1991
Started as Environmental Group: No             Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of
Year Founded: 1980                             Chippewa Indians
Michigan Commission on                         206 Greenough
                                               Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
                                                                                               Minnesota
Indian Affairs
                                               (906) 635-6050                                  Green Institute
611 W. Ottawa, Ottawa Bldg., 3rd Floor         Fax: (906) 632-0741
Lansing, MI 48933                                                                              1433 E. Franklin Ave., Suite 7A
(517) 373-0654                                 Contact/Title: Don Togorson,                    Minneapolis, MN 55404
Fax: (517) 335-1642                               Environmental Director                       (612) 874-1148
                                               Position: Full time                             Fax: (612) 874-6470
Contact/Title: Betty L. Kienitz, Interim       Mission: Promotes the betterment of health,
   Executive Director                             social, and economic conditions of the       Contact/Title: Michael Krause, Executive
Position: Full time                               membership.                                     Director
Mission: To assist the federal and state       Issues: Air pollution, Water pollution, Waste   Position: Full time
   tribes, as well as urban Indian organiza-      disposal, Facility siting, Asbestos,         Mission: The Green Institute was founded
   tions, to develop programs and initiate        Recycling, Housing, Community                   by neighborhood residents after a
   legislation.                                   organizing                                      successful 12-year fight for environmen-
Issues: Water pollution, Facility siting,      Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Educa-           tal justice against a large garbage transfer
   Wildlife, Recycling, Parks & recreation,       tion, Direct action                             station. The Green Institute is an
   Worker safety, Housing, Environmental       Organization Incorporated: Yes                     entrepreneurial environmental organiza-
   justice, Community organizing               Number of Paid Staff: 2322                         tion that uses education, training, and
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,    Number of Volunteers: 20                           direct economic development work to
   Education, Direct action, Block grants      Charge Membership Dues: No                         create a sustainable enterprises that
Organization Incorporated: No                  Constituency Served: Native American/              simultaneously create jobs and improve
Number of Paid Staff: 4                           Indian                                          the quality of the urban environment.
Number of Volunteers: 0                        Geographic Focus: Tribal                           The Green Institute focuses on the
Charge Membership Dues: No                                                                        Phillips neighborhood in the federal
                                                                                                  Empowerment Zone in Minneapolis.
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Issues: Brownfields, Community organizing,
   Energy, Environmental racism, Lead,
   Recycling, Transportation, Waste
                                                 Mille Lacs Band of
                                                 Chippewa                                        Mississippi
   disposal, Green products & services,          HCR 67, P.O. Box 194                            African American Network
   Environmental careers, Indoor air             Onamia, MN 56359                                for Environmental Justice
   quality, Greening & landscaping               (612) 532-4181
Activities: Technical assistance, Report                                                         (AAEJ)
   preparation, Proposal/grant writing,          Contact/Title: Don Wedll, Commissioner of       Star Route, P.O. Box 7A
   Computer training, Media/press cam-              Natural Resources                            Brooksville, MS 39739
   paign, Fund raising, Workshops,               Position: Full time                             (601) 738-4568
   Organizing, Legal, Research, Workforce        Mission: Develop an organization to protect     Fax: (601) 726-2800
   development and career counseling                the general environment on the reserva-
Organization Incorporated: No                       tion.                                        Contact/Title: John R. Gibson, President
Number of Paid Staff: 47                         Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Wildlife,      Position: Volunteer
Number of Volunteers: 200-300                       Recycling, Parks & recreation, Worker        Mission: To provide an equitable distribu-
Charge Membership Dues: No                          safety, Housing, Environmental justice,         tion in the disposal and siting of toxic
Constituency Served: African American/              Community organizing, Wetlands,                 chemicals and to eliminate the current
   Black                                            Ground water                                    permitting process, which poses signifi-
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                   Activities: Tribal government                      cant risk to minority communities.
Membership Base: Low income, Urban               Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Issues: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
Started as Environmental Group: No               Number of Paid Staff: 3 N                          Education, Direct action
Year Founded: 1993                               umber of Volunteers: 10                         Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
                                                 Charge Membership Dues: No                         Education, Direct action
Indigenous Environmental                         Constituency Served: Native American/           Organization Incorporated: Yes
Network                                             Indian                                       Number of Paid Staff: 0
                                                 Geographic Focus: Countywide                    Number of Volunteers: 36
P.O. Box 485                                     Membership Base: Native American                Charge Membership Dues: No
Bemidji, MN 56619-0485                           Started as Environmental Group: Yes             Constituency Served: African American/
(218) 751-4967                                   Year Founded: N/A                                  Black
Fax: (218) 751-0561                                                                              Geographic Focus: Countywide
E-mail: ien@igc.org                              White Earth Land                                Membership Base: Rural
                                                 Recovery Project                                Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Contact/Title: Tom Goldtooth, National                                                           Year Founded: 1991
   Coordinator                                   32033 E. Round Lake Rd.
Position: Full time                              Ponsford, MN 56575-9250                         Brickfire
Mission: To educate, provide services and        (218) 573-3448
   assist North American Indigenous              Fax: (218) 573-3444                             101 N. Jefferson St.
   communities in organizing around              E-mail: welrp@eot.com                           Starkville, MS 39759
   environmental and economic justice                                                            (601) 323-5321
   issues. These services include maintain-      Contact/Title: Donna H. Smith,
   ing a clearinghouse of information and           Administrative Director                      Contact/Title: Helen Taylor, Executive
   resources.                                    Position: Full time                                Director
Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields redevel-      Mission: The mission of the White Earth         Position: Full time
   opment, Children health, Community               Land Recovery Project is to facilitate       Mission: Move families towards self-
   organizing, Energy, Environmental                recovery of the original land base of the       dependency and self-sufficiency.
   racism, Facility siting/permit review,           White Earth Reservation, while preserv-      Issues: Energy, Water pollution, Waste
   Lead, Pesticides, Recycling, Transporta-         ing and restoring traditional practices of      disposal, Pesticides, Recycling, Parks &
   tion, Toxics, U.S./Mexico border, Waste          sound land stewardship, language                recreation, Worker safety, Housing,
   disposal, Water pollution, Wildlife,             fluency, community development, and             Environmental justice, Community
   Worker safety, Radiation exposure                strengthening our spiritual and cultural        organizing, Educational equity
Activities: Technical assistance, Proposal/         heritage.                                    Activities: Education, Direct action
   grant writing, Internet training, Pollution   Issues: Community organizing, Energy,           Organization Incorporated: Yes
   monitoring, Media/press campaign, Fund           Environmental racism, Pesticides,            Number of Paid Staff: 21
   raising, Workshops/conferences, Organiz-         Toxics, Waster disposal, Water pollution,    Number of Volunteers: 200
   ing, Advocacy, Brownfields, Public               Wildlife & Fish, Education                   Charge Membership Dues: No
   education, Impact assessment, Mapping/        Activities: Workshops, Organizing, Re-          Constituency Served: African American/
   GIS                                              search, Education                               Black
Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Geographic Focus: Regional
Number of Paid Staff: 6                          Number of Paid Staff: 7                         Membership Base: Low income, Rural,
Number of Volunteers: 20                         Number of Volunteers: varies                       Coalition
Charge Membership Dues: No                       Charge Membership Dues: Yes                     Started as Environmental Group: No
Constituency Served: Native American/            Constituency Served: Native American/           Year Founded: 1984
   Indian                                           Indian
Geographic Focus: National, Tribal               Geographic Focus: Regional                      Center for Constitutional
Membership Base: Low income, Middle              Membership Base: Low income, Rural,             Rights, Southern Regional
   income, Urban, Rural, Reservation-               Reservation
   based, People of color, Grassroots, Youth,    Started as Environmental Group: No              Office
   Coalitions/Networks Started as Environ-       Year Founded: 1989                              213 Main St., P.O. Box 428
   mental Group: No                                                                              Greenville, MS 38701
Year Founded: 1990                                                                               (601) 334-1122
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Contact/Title: Jaribu Hill, Director & Staff   Rural Organizing and                           Mission: To enable a new generation of
   Attorney                                    Culture Center                                    accountable leadership to move forward
Position: Full time                                                                              in a systematic way to positively change
Mission: The Center for Constitutional         103 Swinney Lane                                  the social, economic, political, and
   Rights (CCR) is a non-profit legal and      Lexington, MS 39095                               environmental systems negatively
   educational organization dedicated to       (601) 834-3080                                    impacting our lives.
   protecting and advancing the rights                                                        Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
   guaranteed by the United States             Contact/Title: Ann Brown, Education               pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,
   Constitution and the Universal Declara-        Organizer                                      Pesticides, Lead, Recycling, Parks &
   tion of Human Rights. International         Position: Full time                               recreation, Worker safety, Housing,
   Human Rights, government misconduct,        Mission: To systematically change those           Environmental justice, Community
   racial justice, and social and economic        forces that affect the daily lives of          organizing, Sustainable agriculture
   rights are the corner stones of CCR’s          community people.                           Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
   legal docket. Major projects and initia-    Issues: Water pollution, Pesticides, Parks &      Direct action, Training/Leadership
   tives include: the Movement Support            recreation, Housing, Community                 development
   Resource Center and its nationally             organizing                                  Organization Incorporated: Yes
   known Police Accountability Initiative;     Activities: Organizing                         Number of Paid Staff: 3
   and the Cuba Travel Project, a critical     Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Number of Volunteers: 5
   legal resource for individuals and          Number of Paid Staff: 11                       Charge Membership Dues: Yes
   organizations caught in the web of the      Number of Volunteers: 4                        Constituency Served: African American/
   U.S. Government’s regulation of travel to   Charge Membership Dues: Yes                       Black
   Cuba. CCR continues its active collabo-     Constituency Served: African American/         Geographic Focus: Statewide
   ration with religious and civil rights         Black                                       Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   organizations in ongoing anti-racism        Geographic Focus: Countywide                      income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,
   work related to hate crimes and racist      Started as Environmental Group: No                Coalition
   arson. The Center also trains future        Year Founded: 1978                             Started as Environmental Group: No
   “people’s lawyers” through its Ella Baker                                                  Year Founded: 1989
   Program, a 10-week public interest          Rust College Program on
   internship for law students.                Environmental Justice
Issues: Environmental justice, Community
   organizing, Voting issues
Activities: Education, Legal organization
                                               Education
                                               #117 BCS Building, Box 719
                                                                                              Missouri
Organization Incorporated: No                  Rust College                                   East Meyer Community
Number of Paid Staff: 3                        Holly Springs, MS 38635                        Association
Number of Volunteers: 0                        (601) 252-8000
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Fax: (601) 252-6107                            2015 E. 72nd Street
Constituency Served: African American/         E-mail: nanosike@juno.com                      Kansas City, MO 64132
   Black                                                                                      (816) 361-8070
Geographic Focus: Regional                     Contact/Title: Dr. Nnamdi Anosike,             Fax: (816) 822-9699
Membership Base: Rural                            Director, Associate Professor
Started as Environmental Group: No             Position: Full time                            Contact/Title: Angela M. Hawkins,
Year Founded: 1988                             Mission: To empower members of minority           Neighborhood Communication
                                                  groups, especially African Americans that      Specialist
Jesus People Against                              are likely to be disproportionately         Position: Full time
Pollution (JPAP)                                  impacted by environmental pollution         Mission: EMCA seeks to establish and
                                                  from illegal waste disposal: through           reinforce neighborhood stability and a
P.O. Box 765                                      research, curriculum integration and           strong sense of community; provide
Columbia, MS 39429                                community partnership.                         information; encourage social program
(601) 736-0686                                 Issues: Environmental justice, Community          develop, improve, and maintain housing
                                                  organizing                                     stock; and promote economic improve-
Contact/Title: Charlotte Keys, President or    Activities: Research, Organizing, Education       ments.
   Helen Martin, Secretary                     Organization Incorporated: No                  Issues: Community organizing, Housing,
Position: Volunteer                            Number of Paid Staff: 2                           Lead, Parks & recreation, Waste disposal
Mission: To help improve the living            Number of Volunteers: 5                        Activities: Media/press campaign, Work-
   standards of the disadvantaged.             Charge Membership Dues: No                        shops, Organizing
Issues: Toxics, Environmental justice,         Constituency Served: African American/         Organization Incorporated: Yes
   Community organizing                           Black                                       Number of Paid Staff: 12
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,    Geographic Focus: Countywide                   Number of Volunteers: varies
   Education, Direct action                    Membership Base: Low income, Rural,            Charge Membership Dues: No
Organization Incorporated: Yes                    Coalition                                   Constituency Served: African American/
Number of Paid Staff: 0                        Started as Environmental Group: Yes               Black
Number of Volunteers: 6                        Year Founded: 1997                             Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                                                                   Membership Base: Middle income
Constituency Served: African American/         Southern Echo, Inc.                            Started as Environmental Group: No
   Black                                                                                      Year Founded: 1976
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                 P.O. Box 10433
Membership Base: Low income                    Jackson, MS 39289                              National Association of
Started as Environmental Group: Yes            (601) 352-1500                                 Black Social Workers
Year Founded: 1992
                                               Contact/Title: Leroy Johnson, Co-Director      7727 St. Albans
                                               Position: Full time                            St. Louis, MO 63117
                                                                                              (314) 645-5105
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Contact/Title: Frederick E. Smith, Chair        Mission: Define and manage the natural             pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,
Position: Volunteer                                resources of the reservation to the             Pesticides, Recycling, Environmental
Mission: Primary obligation is the welfare of      benefit of the members and all residents.       justice, Community organizing
   the Black community and other un-               Maintain a careful balance between           Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
   empowered communities, nationally and           development and protection of natural           Direct action
   globally.                                       resources. Direct and coordinate all         Organization Incorporated: Yes
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water       feasible technical and administrative        Number of Paid Staff: 5
   pollution, Waste disposal, Pesticides,          expertise toward sound resource              Number of Volunteers: 15
   Recycling, Worker safety, Housing,              management.                                  Charge Membership Dues: No
   Environmental justice, Community             Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water    Constituency Served: Native American/
   organizing, Disarmament, Economic               pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,            Indian
   redistribution                                  Pesticides, Parks & recreation, Environ-     Geographic Focus: Regional
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,        mental justice, community organizing         Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   Education, Direct action                     Activities: Research, Educational, Direct          income, Urban, Rural
Organization Incorporated: Yes                     action, Management                           Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Number of Paid Staff: 3                         Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Year Founded: 1984
Number of Volunteers: 1400                      Number of Paid Staff: 70
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                     Number of Volunteers: 0                         Northern Plains Resource
Constituency Served: African American/          Charge Membership Dues: No                      Council (NPRC)
   Black                                        Constituency Served: Native American/
Geographic Focus: National                         Indian                                       2401 Montana Ave #200
Membership Base: Low income, Middle             Geographic Focus: Regional                      Billings, MT 59101
   income                                       Membership Base: Low income, Rural,             (406) 248-1154
Started as Environmental Group: No                 Church-based                                 Fax: (406) 248-2110
Year Founded: 1968                              Started as Environmental Group: No              E-mail: info@nprcnt.org
                                                Year Founded: N/A
Washington Wheatley                                                                             Contact/Title: Teresa Erickson, Staff
Neighborhood Association                        Fort Peck Assiniboine                              Director
                                                and Sioux Tribes                                Position: Full time
2312 Montgall                                                                                   Mission: Originally formed by ranchers,
Kansas City, MO 64127                           P.O. Box 1027                                      farmers, and townspeople, NPRC is
(816) 231-2328                                  Poplar, MT 59255                                   committed to land stewardship and social
                                                (406) 768-5155                                     justice principles which ensure that
Contact/Title: Lois Bonds Ellison, President                                                       Montana’s air land, water and unique
Position: Volunteer                             Contact/Title: Deb Madison, Environmental          quality of life are maintained and
Mission: Serve residents by improving the          Engineer                                        improved to ensure future generations
   quality of life. Participate in home         Position: Full time                                healthy, quality homeland. NPRC
   improvement programs for the purpose         Mission: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution,            believes that the urban, rural, and tribal
   of attracting new families into the area.       Water pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,      communities of this region car prosper
   Help meet the needs of low income               Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos, Recycling,          and thrive without destroying what
   residents (food, utilities, etc.).              Parks & recreation, Worker safety,              makes Montana and this region truly ‘the
Issues: Energy, Air pollution, Water               Housing, Environmental justice,                 last, best place.
   pollution, Waste disposal, Pesticides,          Community organizing                         Issues: Air pollution, Community organiz-
   Parks & recreation, Worker safety,           Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water       ing, Facility siting/permit review, Urban
   Community organizing, Building                  pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,            sprawl, Waste disposal, Water pollution,
   “Wheatley House” (10 unit home for              Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos, Recycling,          Mining pollution
   able body seniors)                              Parks & recreation, Worker safety,           Activities: Fund raising, Organizing
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,        Housing, Environmental justice,              Organization Incorporated: Yes
   Education, Direct action                        Community organizing                         Number of Paid Staff: 11
Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Activities: Education, Regulatory               Number of Volunteers: 0
Number of Paid Staff: 1                         Organization Incorporated: No                   Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Number of Volunteers: 10                        Number of Paid Staff: 4                         Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
Charge Membership Dues: yes                     Number of Volunteers: 0                         Geographic Focus: Statewide
Constituency Served: African American           Charge Membership Dues: No                      Membership Base: Rural, Grassroots
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based            Constituency Served: Native American/           Started as Environmental Group: No
Started as Environmental Group: Yes                Indian                                       Year Founded: 1972
Year Founded: 1977                              Geographic Focus: Tribal
                                                Membership Base: Low income, Reserva-


Montana
                                                   tion
                                                Started as Environmental Group: No
                                                Year Founded: 1980
                                                                                                Nebraska
                                                                                                Nebraska Indian
Confederated Salish                             Native Action                                   Intertribal Development
& Kootanai Tribes                                                                               Corporation
                                                P.O. Box 316
P.O. Box 278                                    Lame Deer, MT 59043                             Route 1, P.O. Box 66-A
Pablo, MT 59855                                 (406) 477-6390                                  Winnebago, NE 68071
(406) 675-2700                                                                                  (402) 878-2242
                                                Contact/Title: Gail Small, Director
Contact/Title: Rhonda Swaney, Natural           Position: Full time                             Contact/Title: Daryl La Pointe, Sr., HIP/
   Resources Department Head                    Mission: Social justice for American Indians.      WAP Director
Position: Full time                             Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water    Position: Full time
                                                                                                  People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 89
Mission: Enhance the living conditions and        Community organizing, Codes and                Organization Incorporated: Yes
   welfare of Native Americans living on or       ordinances                                     Number of Paid Staff: 9
   near Indian reservations in the states of   Activities: Research, Organizing, Direct          Number of Volunteers: 0
   Nebraska, Kansas, and parts of South           action, Liaison/coordinator                    Charge Membership Dues: Yes
   Dakota                                      Organization Incorporated: No                     Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino
Issues: Energy, Parks & recreation, Hous-      Number of Paid Staff: 4                           Geographic Focus: National
   ing, Environmental justice, Community       Number of Volunteers: 0                           Membership Base: Hispanic/Latino, multi-
   organizing                                  Charge Membership Dues: No                           ethnic, Low income, Rural, Church-
Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct      Constituency Served: Native American/                based
   action                                         Indian                                         Started as Environmental Group: No
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Geographic Focus: Regional                        Year Founded: 1970
Number of Paid Staff: 25                       Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Number of Volunteers: 100                         income, Rural                                  GrassRoots Environmental
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Started as Environmental Group: No                Organization
Constituency Served: Native American/          Year Founded: 1934
   Indian                                                                                        P.O. Box 2018
Geographic Focus: Regional                                                                       Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Membership Base: Native American, Low
   income, Rural, Coalition
Started as Environmental Group: No
                                               New Jersey                                        (201) 429-8965

                                                                                                 Contact/Title: Madelyn Hoffman, Director
Year Founded: 1969                             Concerned Citizens                                Position: Full time
                                               of Union County                                   Mission: The GrassRoots Environmental
Omaha Tribe of Nebraska                                                                             Organization assists people directly
                                               P.O. Box 594                                         affected by toxic chemical pollution
P.O. Box 368                                   Rahway, NJ 07065                                     problems in their efforts to: (a) under-
Macy, NE 68039                                 (908) 381-7259                                       stand the problem, (b) determine their
(402) 837-5391                                                                                      position, and (c) take action to eliminate
                                               Contact/Title: Robert Carson, Vice                   or solve the problem.
Contact/Title: Dorah Morris, Sr., Tribal          Chairman                                       Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-
   Chairman                                    Position: Volunteer                                  tion, Waste disposal, Pesticides, Recy-
Position: Full time                            Mission: Organized to protest the siting of          cling, Worker safety, Community
Mission: To provide an array of services to       an incinerator in the predominately               organizing
   tribal members such as education, social       African-American 4th ward of Rahway.           Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
   services, culture, alcoholism treatment,       Our greatly expanded group is now                 Direct Action
   health, etc.                                   comprised of Blacks and Whites, and is         Organization Incorporated: Yes
Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Waste            still protesting although the incinerator is   Number of Paid Staff: 2
   disposal, Facility siting, Wildlife,           under construction.                            Number of Volunteers: 25
   Pesticides, Parks & recreation, Housing,    Issues: Air pollution, Waste disposal,            Charge Membership Dues: No
   Community organizing                           Facility siting, Lead, Recycling, Envi-        Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
Activities: Tribal administration                 ronmental justice                              Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,       Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Number of Paid Staff: 300                         Education, Direct action                          income, Urban, Rural, Church-based
Number of Volunteers: 20                       Organization Incorporated: No                     Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Number of Paid Staff: 0                           Year Founded: 1985
Constituency Served: Native American/          Number of Volunteers: 25
   Indian                                      Charge Membership Dues: No                        Ironbound Committee
Geographic Focus: Tribal                       Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic                 Against Toxic Waste
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Geographic Focus: Regional
   income, Reservation                         Membership Base: Low income, Middle               95 Fleming Ave.
Started as Environmental Group: No                income, Coalition                              Newark, NJ 07105
Year Founded: 1854                             Started as Environmental Group: Yes               (201) 589-4668
                                               Year Founded: 1987                                Fax: (201) 589-3637
Santee Sioux Tribe
of Nebraska                                    Farm Workers Support                              Contact/Title: Tiwana M. Steward,
                                               Committee                                            Organizer
Natural Resources and Environmental                                                              Position: Part time
Quality                                        4 S. Delsea Dr.                                   Mission: To clean up toxics in our neighbor-
Route 2                                        Glassboro, NJ 08028                                  hood and stop more toxics from coming
Niobrara, NE 68760                             (609) 881-2507                                       in. Works in coalition with other local
(402) 857-3302                                 Fax: (609) 881-2027                                  and statewide groups to reach this goal.
Fax: (402) 857-3307                            E-mail: catanj@bellatlantic.net                   Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Waste disposal,
                                                                                                    Facility siting, Recycling, Environmental
Contact/Title: Warren L. Mackey,               Contact/Title: Nelson Carrasquillo,                  justice, Community organizing
   Conservationist                                Executive Director                             Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct
Position: Full time                            Position: Full time                                  action
Mission: To protect the health and welfare,    Mission: Help farm workers in their struggle      Organization Incorporated: No
   environment, and economic concerns of          for better living and working conditions.      Number of Paid Staff: 1
   the residents of the reservation.           Issues: Toxics, Pesticides, Worker safety,        Number of Volunteers: 15
Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Waste            Housing, Environmental justice,                Charge Membership Dues: Yes
   disposal, Wildlife, Pesticides, Parks &        Community organizing                           Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
   recreation, Worker safety, Housing,         Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
                                                  Direct action
90
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based             Americans for Indian                           Concerned Citizens for
Membership Base: Low income, Middle              Opportunity (AIO)                              Nuclear Safety (CCNS)
   income, Urban
Started as Environmental Group: Yes              681 Juniper Hill Rd.                           107 Cienega Street
Year Founded: 1980                               Bernalillo, NM 87004                           Santa Fe, NM 87501
                                                 (505) 867-0278                                 (505) 986-1973
                                                 Fax: (505) 867-0441                            Fax: (505) 986-0997

New Mexico                                       E-mail: aiomail@unm.edu

                                                 Contact/Title: Ladonna Harris, President
                                                                                                E-mail: ccns@nets.com

                                                                                                Contact/Title: Jay Coghlan, Executive
Albuquerque San Jose                             Position: Full time                               Director
Community Awareness                              Mission: Americans for Indian Opportunity      Position: Full time
                                                    serves as a catalyst for new concepts and   Mission: CCNS’s nuclear safety programs
Council, Inc.                                       opportunities for Native people. Today,        address ongoing activities at Los Alamos
PO Box 12297                                        through its many projects, AIO draws           National Laboratory. CCNS disseminates
Albuquerque, NM 87195-2297                          upon traditional tribal values to promote      timely information on nuclear safety and
(505) 243-4837                                      new ways of problem-solving, to develop        policy issues through a weekly news
Fax: (505) 243-8085                                 leadership, and to create contemporary         program.
E-mail: sanjosecac@aol.com                          institutions that can deal with the         Issues: Air pollution, Children health,
                                                    complex issues of the 21st century.            Community organizing, Environmental
Contact/Title: Dolores S. Herrera,               Issues: Brownfields, Community organizing,        racism, Transportation nuclear, Toxics,
   Executive Director                               Energy, Environmental racism, Waste            Worker safety, LANL
Position: Full time                                 disposal, Inter-government affairs,         Activities: Technical assistance, Health
Mission: To empower community residents             Leadership                                     surveys, Pollution monitoring, Media/
   to solve their problems.                      Activities: Technical assistance, Report          press campaign, Organizing, Research,
Issues: Toxics, energy, air pollution, water        preparation, Proposal/grant writing,           Advocacy, Public education
   pollution, waste disposal, facility citing,      Internet training, Organizing, Research,    Organization Incorporated:
   lead asbestos, recycling, parks and              Leadership Development                      Number of Paid Staff: 6
   recreation, worker safety, housing,           Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Number of Volunteers: 50
   environmental justice, community              Number of Paid Staff: 5                        Charge Membership Dues: Yes
   organizing                                    Number of Volunteers: 2                        Geographic Focus: Regional
Activities: Organizing, education, direct        Charge Membership Dues: No                     Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   action                                        Constituency Served: Native American/             income, Rural, Reservation-based, People
Organization Incorporated: Yes                      Indian, Native Alaskan                         of color, Grassroots, Schools, Youth,
Number of Paid Staff: 4                          Geographic Focus: National, Tribal                Coalitions/Networks, Workers
Number of Volunteers: 25                         Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Charge Membership Dues: No                          income, Urban, Rural, Reservation           Year Founded: 1988
Constituency Served: Latino American/            Started as Environmental Group: No
   Hispanic                                      Year Founded: 1969                             Concerned Citizens of
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                                                                  Sunland Park
Membership Base: Low income, Urban               Atrisco Lands Rights
Started as Environmental Group: No               Council                                        P.O. Box 1123 or P.O. Box 753
Year Founded: 1988                                                                              Sunland Park, NM 88063
                                                 1446 Bridge Blvd. SW.                          (505) 589-0398
American Indian                                  Albuquerque, NM 87105
Environmental Council                            (505) 243-0863                                 Contact/Title: Alicia Roman or Raul
                                                                                                   Santiestevan, Vice President
P.O. Box 443                                     Contact/Title: Jesus Anzures,                  Position: Volunteer
Casa Blanca, NM 87007                               Environmental Project Director              Mission: Trying to move out a landfill that is
(505) 242-2804                                   Position: Part time                               as big as the city itself. Interest in the
                                                 Mission: Dedicated to improving the               betterment of our community. Preventing
Contact/Title: Diana Ortiz, President               condition of the urban dweller. In favor       environmental disasters.
Position: Part time                                 of land banking, land trust, and land       Issues: Air pollution, Water pollution, Waste
Mission: Self-empowering-based training.            stewardship.                                   disposal, Facility siting, Lead, Environ-
Issues: Energy, Wildlife, Parks & recreation,    Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water      mental justice, Community organizing,
   Community organizing, Youth empower-             pollution, Waste disposal, Pesticides,         Discrimination
   ment, Anti-racism                                Parks & recreation, Worker safety,          Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Education,
Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,        Environmental justice, Community               Direct action
   Youth training                                   organizing                                  Organization Incorporated: Yes
Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,    Number of Paid Staff: 0
Number of Paid Staff: 0                             Education, Direct action                    Number of Volunteers: 10
Number of Volunteers: 0                          Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Charge Membership Dues: No
Charge Membership Dues: No                       Number of Paid Staff: 1                        Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino
Constituency Served: Native American/            Number of Volunteers: 25                       Geographic Focus: Citywide
   Indian                                        Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Membership Base: Low income
Geographic Focus: Regional                       Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino           Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Membership Base: Low income, Rural,              Geographic Focus: Regional                     Year Founded: 1990
   Youth                                         Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Started as Environmental Group: No                  income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,
Year Founded: 1980                                  Coalition
                                                 Started as Environmental Group: No
                                                 Year Founded: 1982
                                                                                                  People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 91
Gente y Ambiente                               Mountainview Advisory                           New Mexico Border
                                               Council                                         Health Office
P.O. Box 337
Ribera, NM 87560                               408 Rencher SE.                                 1170 N. Solano Suite L
(505) 421-7035                                 Albuquerque, NM 87105                           Las Cruces, NM 88001
                                               (505) 873-0535                                  (505) 528-5152
Contact/Title: Celina Rael de Garcia,                                                          Fax: (505) 528-6045
   Registered Agent                            Contact/Title: Henry R. Garley, President       E-mail: dreyna@nmsu.edu
Position: Volunteer                            Position: Volunteer
Mission: To advocate and organize on behalf    Mission: To have a safe, eventual cleanup of    Contact/Title: Dan Reyna, Director
   of “people.” To remind the world that          our groundwater and a better living          Position: Full time
   the poor, disenfranchised Native               environment.                                 Mission: To improve health status and
   Americans and Chicanos are part of the      Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-        health services in the new Mexico border
   environment.                                   tion, Waste disposal, Recycling, Parks &        region and other border impact areas of
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water      recreation, Worker safety, Community            the state.
   pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,           organizing                                   Issues: Air pollution, Children health,
   Pesticides, Recycling, Worker safety,       Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,       Community organizing, Environmental
   Environmental justice, Community               Direct action                                   racism, Lead, Pesticides, Toxics, U.S./
   organizing, Anti-development, Irrigation    Organization Incorporated: Yes                     Mexico border, Water pollution, Worker
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,    Number of Paid Staff: 3                            safety
   Education, Direct action                    Number of Volunteers: 6                         Activities: Technical assistance, Report
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Charge Membership Dues: Yes                        preparation, Proposal/grant writing,
Number of Paid Staff: 0                        Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic                  Health surveys, Pollution monitoring,
Number of Volunteers: 2                        Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based               Media/press campaign, Workshops,
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Membership Base: Low income                        Organizing, Research
Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino,          Started as Environmental Group: Yes             Organization Incorporated: No
   Native American/Indian                      Year Founded: 1987                              Number of Paid Staff: 10+
Geographic Focus: Regional                                                                     Number of Volunteers: varies
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Native Lands Institute:                         Charge Membership Dues: No
   income, Urban, Rural Coalition, Tribal      Research and Policy                             Constituency Served: Latino American/
Started as Environmental Group: No                                                                Hispanic
Year Founded: 1990                             Analysis                                        Geographic Focus: Regional
                                               211 12th Street, NW                             Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Interhemispheric Resource                      Albuquerque, NM 87102                              income, Rural
Center                                         (505) 842-6123                                  Started as Environmental Group: No
                                               Fax: (505) 842-6124                             Year Founded: 1993
P.O. Box 2178
Silver City, NM 88062                          Contact/Title: Ms. Lehua Lopez, President       Office of Navajo Uranium
(505) 388-0208                                 Position: Full time                             Workers
Fax: (505) 388-0619                            Mission: Primary objective is to protect,
E-mail: info@irc-online.org                       preserve, and advocate for the rights,       P.O. Box 6035
                                                  histories, practices, lifeways, environ-     Shiprock, NM 87420
Contact/Title: Debra Preusch                      ments, and traditions of Native peoples      (505) 368-4448
Position: Full time                               and their lands.
Mission: The mission of the Interhemi-         Issues: Land rights advocacy, Aboriginal        Contact/Title: Timothy H. Benally, Sr.,
   spheric Resource Center is to provide          land recovery issues and strategies,            Program Director
   information and analysis that encourages       Religious and cultural rights, Environ-      Position: Full time
   the general public, community and              mental justice, Sacred sites protection,     Mission: To improve the health conditions
   business leaders, and policy makers to         Energy, Water and air pollution, Toxics,        of Navajo Uranium miners.
   promote policies and reforms that              Wildlife and ecosystem protection.           Issues: Energy, Water pollution, Waste
   increase social, economic and environ-      Activities: Research, Education, Issues and        disposal, Worker safety
   mental justice throughout the world.           policy analysis, Training, Public interest   Activities: Lobbying, Research, Education,
Issues: U.S./Mexico border, U.S. Foreign          litigation, Media and press strategies,         Direct action
   Policy                                         Consultation                                 Organization Incorporated: No
Activities: Internet training, Fund raising,   Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Number of Paid Staff: 5
   Workshops, Research,                        Number of Paid Staff: 3                         Number of Volunteers: 5
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Number of Volunteers: 20                        Charge Membership Dues: No
Number of Paid Staff: 13                       Charge Membership Dues: No                      Constituency Served: Native American/
Number of Volunteers: 20                       Constituency Served: Native American/              Indian
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                       Indian                                       Geographic Focus: Tribal
Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic              Geographic Focus: Tribal, Reservation,          Membership Base: Low income, Rural,
Geographic Focus: International                   Indigenous lands                                Reservation
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Membership Base: Low income, Rural,             Started as Environmental Group: No
   income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,            Reservation, Coalition                       Year Founded: 1990
   People of color, Grassroots, Academia,      Started as Environmental Group: No
   Coalitions/Networks, Workers                Year Founded: 1991                              Pueblo Jemez
Started as Environmental Group: No
Year Founded: 1979                                                                             P.O. Box 100
                                                                                               Jemez Pueblo, NM 87024
                                                                                               (505) 834-7359

                                                                                               Contact/Title: Roger Fragua, Tribal
                                                                                                 Administrator
92
Position: Full time                            Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Mission: Humankind has not woven the           Number of Paid Staff: 4                        Year Founded: 1987
   web of life; we are but one thread within   Number of Volunteers: 25
   it. Whatever we do the web, we do to        Charge Membership Dues: No                     Southwest Indigenous
   ourselves. All things are bound together;   Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino/          Uranium Forum
   all things connect. Whatever befalls the       Chicano
   earth befalls also the children of the      Geographic Focus: Regional                     P.O. Box 5058
   earth.                                      Membership Base: Rural                         Gallup, NM 87305
Issues: Energy, Water pollution, Waste         Started as Environmental Group: No             (505) 778-5737
   disposal, Wildlife, Parks & recreation,     Year Founded: 1988
   Worker safety, Housing, Community                                                          Contact/Title: Anna Rondon, Coordinator
   organizing                                  Santa Fe Health Education                      Position: Volunteer
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,    Project                                        Mission: Goal is to protect Indian lands
   Educational, Direct action                                                                    from further uranium mining activities.
Organization Incorporated: No                  P.O. Box 577                                   Issues: Toxics, Energy, Water pollution,
Number of Paid Staff: 50                       Santa Fe, NM 87504-0577                           Waste disposal, Community organizing
Number of Volunteers: 1500                     (505) 982-9520                                 Activities: Research, Organizing
Charge Membership Dues: No                                                                    Organization Incorporated: No
Constituency Served: Native American/          Contact/Title: Maura Taub, Health              Number of Paid Staff: 3
   Indian                                         Educator                                    Number of Volunteers: 6
Geographic Focus: Regional                     Position: Part time                            Charge Membership Dues: No
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Mission: To offer education, advocacy, and     Constituency Served: Native American/
   income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,            organizing to develop effective self-help      Indian
   Coalition                                      groups capable of solving local health      Geographic Focus: Regional
Started as Environmental Group: No                problems, and believe that everyone         Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
Year Founded: N/A                                 should have access to good medical care.       Rural, Reservation, Coalition
                                                  Good health is a right, not a privilege;    Started as Environmental Group: No
Puerco Valley Navajo                              our services reflect this belief.           Year Founded: 1987
Clean Water Association                        Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
                                                  pollution, Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos,      Southwest Organizing
P.O. Box 155                                      Recycling, Worker safety, Environmental     Project
Fort Wingate, NM 87316                            justice, Community organizing, Repro-
(505) 488-5763                                    ductive rights                              211 10th St. SW.
                                               Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,   Albuquerque, NM 87102
Contact/Title: Raymond Morgan,                    Direct action                               (505) 247-8832
   Community Liaison                           Organization Incorporated: Yes
Position: Part time                            Number of Paid Staff: 1                        Contact/Title: Jeanne Gauna, Director
Mission: To help communities develop a         Number of Volunteers: 6                        Position: Full time
   clean, dependable water supply.             Charge Membership Dues: No                     Mission: To empower the disenfranchised
Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Waste         Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino              in the southwest to realize racial and
   disposal                                    Geographic Focus: National                        gender equality, and social and economic
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Educational    Membership Base: Low income, Middle               justice.
Organization Incorporated: No                     income, Urban, Rural, Reservation           Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-
Number of Paid Staff: 1                        Started as Environmental Group: No                tion, Waste disposal, Facility siting,
Number of Volunteers: 20                       Year Founded: 1975                                Asbestos, Worker safety, Housing,
Charge Membership Dues: No                                                                       Environmental justice, Community
Constituency Served: Native American/          Sawmill Advisory Council                          organizing
   Indian                                                                                     Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
Geographic Focus: Regional                     930 20th St. NW.                                  Direct action
Membership Base: Low income, Rural             Albuquerque, NM 87104                          Organization Incorporated: Yes
Started as Environmental Group: No             (505) 243-5076                                 Number of Paid Staff: 6
Year Founded: 1989                                                                            Number of Volunteers: 150
                                               Contact/Title: Max Ramirez, President          Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Regeneracion Del Norte                         Position: Volunteer                            Constituency Served: Latino/Hispanic
                                               Mission: To have a community free of all       Geographic Focus: Statewide
P.O. Box 855                                      types of pollution, and to ensure good      Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
Questa, NM 87556                                  education.                                     Rural
(505) 586-1843                                 Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water   Started as Environmental Group: No
                                                  pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,        Year Founded: 1981
Contact/Title: Juan Montes                        Recycling, Parks & recreation, Worker
Position: Volunteer                               safety, Housing, Environmental justice,     Southwest Research and
Mission: Equitable social, political, and         Community organizing, Noise pollution       Information Center
   economic development of rural north         Activities: Research, Organizing, Educa-
   central New Mexico in a non-exploit-           tional, Direct action                       P.O. Box 4524 105 Stanford SE
   ative and non-extractive manner in          Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Albuquerque, NM 87106
   harmony with the environment.               Number of Paid Staff: 1                        (505) 346-1455
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water   Number of Volunteers: 8                        Fax: (505) 346-1459
   pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,        Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    E-mail: sricdon@earthlink.net
   Worker safety, Housing, Environmental       Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino
   justice, Community organizing, Rural        Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based           Contact/Title: Chris Shuey, Director
   development                                 Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Position: Full time
Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,      income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,
   Direct action                                  Coalition
                                                                                                People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 93
Mission: Southwest Research and Informa-        Contact/Title: Vince Lujan, Sr., Real           Organization Incorporated: Yes
   tion Center exists to provide timely,           Property Officer                             Number of Paid Staff: 4
   accurate information to the public on        Position: Full time                             Number of Volunteers: 5
   matters that affect the environment,         Mission: To have clean industry economic        Charge Membership Dues: No
   human health, and communities in order          development, with water, air, and waste      Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino/
   to protect natural resources, promote           disposal concerns, land and wilderness          Chicano, Native American/Indian
   citizen participation, and ensure               preservation, and preservation of            Geographic Focus: Regional
   environmental and social justice now and        traditional culture and religion.            Membership Base: Low income, Rural
   for future generations.                      Issues: Air pollution, Water pollution, Waste   Started as Environmental Group: No
Issues: Air pollution, Children health,            disposal, Wildlife, Pesticides, Commu-       Year Founded: 1982
   Energy, Environmental racism, Facility          nity organizing
   siting, Transportation, Toxics, Urban        Activities: Direct action                       Traditional Native
   sprawl, U.S./Mexico border, Waste            Organization Incorporated: No                   American Farmers
   disposal, Water pollution                    Number of Paid Staff: 3
Activities: Technical assistance, Report        Number of Volunteers: 12                        Association
   preparation, Proposal/grant writing,         Charge Membership Dues: No                      PO Box 170
   Computer training, Internet training,        Constituency Served: Native American/           Tesuque, NM 87574
   Health surveys, Pollution monitoring,           Indian                                       (520) 568-3509
   Media/press campaign, Fund raising,          Geographic Focus: Countywide
   Workshops, Organizing, Research,             Membership Base: Native American, Low           Contact/Title: Ed Mendoza
Organization Incorporated: Yes                     income, Urban                                Position: Part time
Number of Paid Staff: 10                        Started as Environmental Group: Yes             Mission: To sustain traditional native
Number of Volunteers: 0-2                       Year Founded: 1987                                 communities through education and
Charge Membership Dues: No                                                                         community building, to sustain tradi-
Constituency Served: Latino American/           Taos Valley Acequia                                tional farming.
   Hispanic                                     Association                                     Issues: Toxics, energy, air pollution, water
Geographic Focus: Regional                                                                         pollution, waste disposal, facility citing,
Membership Base: Low income, Rural,             P.O. Box 6354                                      wildlife, pesticides, recycling, housing,
   Reservation                                  Taos, NM 87571                                     environmental justice, community
Started as Environmental Group: No              (505) 758-9461                                     organizing
Year Founded: 1971                                                                              Activities: Research, organizing, education,
                                                Contact/Title: Geoff Bryce, program                direct action
Talavaya Center                                    Director                                     Organization Incorporated:
                                                Position: Full time                             Number of Paid Staff: 2
Route 2, Desque Dr. P.O. Box 2                  Mission: To protect water rights and            Number of Volunteers: 10
Espanola, NM 87532                                 strengthen acequias (community               Charge Membership Dues: No
(505) 753-5793                                     irrigation ditches) as institutions.         Constituency Served: Native American/
                                                   Organized to provide for the legal              Indian
Contact/Title: Carol Underhill, Director           defense of the acequias of Taos and their    Geographic Focus: Regional, Tribal
Position: Volunteer                                participants in the Taos/Rio Hondo water     Membership Base: Low income, rural,
Mission: To collect, conserve and replicate        rights adjudication suit.                       reservation
   pure strains of open pollinated food         Issues: Environmental justice, Community        Started as Environmental Group: No
   crops from our disappearing indigenous          organizing, Water rights protection          Year Founded: 1990
   agricultural region and those throughout     Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
   the world. To demonstrate and perpetu-          Legal and management assistance              Water Information
   ate traditional self-sufficient regenera-    Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Network (WIN)
   tive farming. To nurture the evolution of    Number of Paid Staff: 2
   the usable past through research and         Number of Volunteers: 18                        P.O. Box 106
   development toward a stable agricultural     Charge Membership Dues: Yes                     Albuquerque, NM 87106
   economy for the future. To increase          Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino            (505) 346-1456
   financial viability of small plot farming.   Geographic Focus: Statewide                     Fax: (505) 346-1459
Issues: Pesticides, Organic farming             Membership Base: Low income, Middle             E-mail: lbwin@netscape.net
Activities: Seed preservation, Agricultural        income, Rural, Coalition
   economic development                         Started as Environmental Group: No              Contact/Title: Jaime Chavez, Organizer
Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Year Founded: 1987                              Position:
Number of Paid Staff: 0                                                                         Mission: The mission of the network is to
Number of Volunteers: 10                        Tonantzin Land Institute                           educate and empower grassroots citizens
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                                                                        and organizations to fight for a clean
Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino,           P.O. Box 40182                                     environment on their own behalf and in
   Native American/Indian                       Albuquerque, NM 87196-0182                         the most effective manner possible. WIN
Geographic Focus: National                      (505) 256-0097                                     is a New Mexico-based environmental
Membership Base: Middle income                                                                     organizations made up of low income
Started as Environmental Group: Yes             Contact/Title: David Lopez Lujan, Director         individuals and groups working to
Year Founded: 1983                              Position: Full time                                prevent and clean up pollution of land,
                                                Mission: Serves as an advocacy organization        air and water. WIN provides technical,
Taos Pueblo Tribe                                  defending the land, water, and human            organizing, and financial assistance to
                                                   rights of traditional communities in the        citizens involved in environmental issues
P.O. Box 3164                                      Southwest.                                      concerning coal mining, uranium mining,
Taos, NM 87571                                  Issues: Community organizing, Land &               and nuclear waste and toxic sludge siting
(505) 758-3883                                     water rights                                    in the southwest.
                                                Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,     Issues: Air pollution, Community organiz-
                                                   Education, Direct action                        ing, Environmental racism, Facility
94
   siting/permit review, U.S./Mexico border,   Started as Environmental Group: Yes              Membership Base: Low income, Rural,
   Water pollution, Nuclear waste siting,      Year Founded: 1991                                  Reservation
   Coal mining, Non-coal mining                                                                 Started as Environmental Group: No
Activities: Technical assistance, Report                                                        Year Founded: N/A
   preparation, Proposal/grant writing,
   Pollution monitoring, Fund raising,
   Workshops/conferences, Organizing,
                                               Nevada                                           Environmental Protection
                                                                                                Committee of Western
   Legal, Advocacy, Public education           Citizen Alert Native                             Shoshone National Council
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 American Program
Number of Paid Staff: 2                                                                         Route 1, P.O. Box 18
Number of Volunteers: 16                       3680 Grant Dr. Ste S. P.O. Box 5339              Austin, NV 89310
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Reno, NV 89513                                   (702) 964-2229
Geographic Focus: Regional                     (775) 827-4200 (775) 827-4299
Membership Base: Low income, Rural,            E-mail: citizenalert@igc.org                     Contact/Title: William Rosse, Sr., Chair
   Reservation-based, People of color,                                                          Position: Volunteer
   Grassroots                                  Contact/Title: Virginia Sanchez, Program         Mission: To stop nuclear testing and stop
Started as Environmental Group: Yes               Director or Patricia George, Community           dump sites for nuclear waste, transporta-
Year Founded: 1988                                trainer/researcher                               tion of nuclear waste, and military
                                               Position: Full time                                 takeover of Nevada.
West Picacho Association                       Mission: To provide information and              Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
                                                  resources to Great Basin Native commu-           pollution, Waste disposal, Pesticides,
2146 W. Picacho St.                               nity members and leaders to better               Recycling
Las Cruces, NM 88005                              protect their natural resources and           Activities: Education, Direct action
(505) 524-8536                                    territorial integrity.                        Organization Incorporated: No
                                               Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water     Number of Paid Staff: 0
Contact/Title: Vivabelle Fisher, Vice-            pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,   Number of Volunteers: 4
   president and Projects Committee Chair         Wildlife, Recycling, Worker safety,           Charge Membership Dues: No
Position: Volunteer                               Environmental justice, Community              Constituency Served: Native American/
Mission: Beautifying our area and revitaliz-      organizing, Tribal sovereignty, Anti-            Indian, White, Multi-ethnic
   ing the businesses.                            discrimination & equity                       Geographic Focus: National
Issues: Waste disposal, Recycling, Commu-      Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,     Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   nity organizing, Beautification &              Direct action                                 Year Founded: 1986
   revitalization of a once vibrant commer-    Organization Incorporated: No
   cial area                                   Number of Paid Staff: 2                          Pyramid Lake Paiute
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,    Number of Volunteers: 0                          Tribe, Water Resources
   Education, Direct action                    Charge Membership Dues: No
Organization Incorporated: No                  Constituency Served: Native American/            P.O. Box 256 208 Capitol Hill
Number of Paid Staff: 0                           Indian (Goshute, Washo, Shoshone, and         Nixon, NV 89424
Number of Volunteers: 10                          Paiute people in Great Basin region)          (702) 574-1000
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Geographic Focus: Statewide
Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic              Membership Base: Low income, Middle              Contact/Title: Mervin Wright, Jr., Water
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based              income, Urban, Rural, Reservation,               Resources Director
Membership Base: Low income                       Church-based, Coalition                       Position: Full time
Started as Environmental Group: Yes            Started as Environmental Group: Yes              Mission: To protect the environment on the
Year Founded: 1988                             Year Founded: 1988                                  reservation—water, resources, air, land,
                                                                                                   and wildlife. To research all potential
Zuni Conservation Project                      Ely Shoshone Tribe                                  dangers to the environment from
                                                                                                   industry.
PO Box 339                                     16 Shoshone Circle                               Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
Zuni, NM 87327                                 Ely, NV 89301                                       pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,
(505) 782-5852                                 (702) 289-3013                                      Wildlife, Pesticides, Lead, Recycling,
Fax: (505) 782-2726                                                                                Parks & recreation, Worker Safety,
                                               Contact/Title: Jerry Charles, Tribal                Environmental justice, Community
Contact/Title: Jim Enote, Project Leader          Chairman                                         organizing
Position: Full time                            Position: Part time                              Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
Mission:                                       Mission: A tribal government providing all          Education, Direct Action
Issues: Toxics, energy, water pollution,          the services a government provides:           Organization Incorporated: Yes
   waste disposal, wildlife, pesticides,          courts, law enforcement, environmental        Number of Paid Staff: 3
   recycling, parks and recreation, environ-      protection, etc.                              Number of Volunteers: 20
   mental justice, community organizing,       Issues: Facility citing, Wildlife, Parks &       Charge Membership Dues: No
   sustainable agriculture                        recreation, Worker safety, Housing,           Constituency Served: Native American/
Activities: Organizing, education, direct         Environmental justice, Community                 Indian
   action, conservation and development           organizing                                    Geographic Focus: Tribal
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,      Membership Base: Low income, Rural,
Number of Paid Staff: 70                          Education, Direct action                         Reservation, Church-based, Coalition
Number of Volunteers: 5                        Organization Incorporated: No                    Started as Environmental Group: No
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Number of Paid Staff: 40                         Year Founded: 1991
Constituency Served: Native American/          Number of Volunteers: 3
   Indian                                      Charge Membership Dues: No
Geographic Focus: Tribal                       Constituency Served: Native American/
Membership Base: Low income, rural,               Indian
   reservation                                 Geographic Focus: Tribal
                                                                                                  People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 95
New York                                        Citizens Committee for
                                                New York City, Inc.
                                                                                                 Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
                                                                                                    Coalition
                                                                                                 Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Akwesasne Task Force on                         305 7th Ave F115                                 Year Founded: 1986
the Environment                                 New York, NY 10001-6008
                                                (212) 989-0909                                   El Puente
P.O. Box 992                                    Fax: (212) 989-0983
Roosevelton, NY 13655                           E-mail: bchong@citizensnyc.org                   211 South 4th Street
(518) 358-5937                                                                                   Brooklyn, NY 11211
Fax: (518) 358-6252                             Contact/Title: Bill Chong, VP for Programs       (718) 387-0404
                                                Position: Full time                              Fax: (718) 387-6816
Contact/Title: Ken Jock, Chairman               Mission: Citizens Committee’s mission is to
Position: Volunteer                                stimulate and support self-help and civic     Contact/Title: Analia Penchaszadeh, CHE
Mission: To conserve, preserve, protect and        action by neighborhood resident                  Coordinator
   restore the environmental, natural and          volunteers that improves the quality of       Position: Full time
   cultural resources within Mohawk                life in New York City neighborhoods.          Mission: El Puente is a youth and commu-
   territory of Akwesasne in order to              Working with more than 12,000 black,             nity development organization in
   promote the health and survival of the          youth, civic, and other grassroots               Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Our mission is
   sacred web of life for the next seven           associations, the Committee helps New            to inspire and nurture leadership for
   generations.                                    Yorkers to solve some of the city’s              peace and justice.
Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-        toughest problems- poverty, drugs,            Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields redevel-
   tion, Waste disposal, Wildlife, Recycling,      alienated youth, and threats to neighbor-        opment, Children health, Community
   Environmental justice, Community                hood safety.                                     organizing, Environmental racism,
   organizing                                   Issues: Community organizing, Housing,              Facility siting/permit review, Lead,
Activities: Research, lobbying, Organizing,        Lead, Parks & recreation, Recycling,             Parks & recreation, Transportation,
   Education                                       Toxics                                           Toxics, Waste disposal, Education
Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Activities: Technical assistance, Proposal/      Activities: Health surveys, Organizing,
Number of Paid Staff: 0                            grant writing, Internet training, Media/         Public education
Number of Volunteers: 25                           press campaign, Fund raising, Work-           Organization Incorporated: Yes
Charge Membership Dues: No                         shops, Research                               Number of Paid Staff: 60
Constituency Served: Native American/           Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Number of Volunteers: 0
   Indian                                       Number of Paid Staff: 47                         Charge Membership Dues: No
Geographic Focus: Tribal                        Number of Volunteers: 4                          Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
Membership Base: Reservation                    Charge Membership Dues: No                       Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
Started as Environmental Group: Yes             Constituency Served: African American/           Membership Base: Low income, People of
Year Founded: 1987                                 Black                                            color, Youth
                                                Geographic Focus: Citywide                       Started as Environmental Group: No
Brooklyn Council to                             Membership Base: Low income, Urban               Year Founded: 1982
Eradicate Lead Poisoning                        Started as Environmental Group: No
                                                Year Founded: 1975                               First Environment Project
104 15th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215                              Community Environmental                          226 Blackman Hill Rd.
(718) 330-9360                                  Health Center at Hunter                          Berkshire, NY 13736
                                                                                                 (607) 657-8438
Contact/Title: Hector Rivera, Chairperson       College
Position: Volunteer                             425 E. 25th St. P.O. Box 596                     Contact/Title: Katsi Cook
Mission: To empower our community in            New York, NY 10021                               Position: Full time
   determining the solution to lead poi-        (212) 481-4355                                   Mission: Community-based health research,
   soning and other environmental issues.                                                           education, outreach, and training to
Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-     Contact/Title: Marjorie Moore, Program              investigate and respond to hazardous
   tion, Waste disposal, Lead, Parks &             Director                                         waste exposures in Native American
   recreation, Housing, Environmental           Position: Full time                                 communities, particularly those in the
   justice, Community organizing                Mission: The prevention of environmental            Great Lakes basin. To increase public
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,        health problems through involvement of           awareness of human health implications
   Education, Direct action                        local residents and community action             of toxic contamination of the Great
Organization Incorporated: No                      groups.                                          Lakes ecosystem. To develop Native
Number of Paid Staff: 0                         Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water        women’s leadership in environmental
Number of Volunteers: 15                           pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,      action.
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                        Lead, Asbestos, Recycling, Parks &            Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-
Constituency Served: African American/             recreation, Worker safety, Housing,              tion, Pesticides, Lead, Environmental
   Black                                           Environmental justice, Community                 justice, Community organizing
Geographic Focus: Citywide                         organizing                                    Activities: Research, Organizing, Education
Membership Base: Low income, Middle             Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,     Organization Incorporated: No
   income, Urban, Church-based, Coalition          Direct action, Training, Technical            Number of Paid Staff: 1
Started as Environmental Group: Yes                assistance                                    Number of Volunteers: 5
Year Founded: 1987                              Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Charge Membership Dues: Yes
                                                Number of Paid Staff: 6                          Constituency Served: Native American/
                                                Number of Volunteers: 2                             Indian
                                                Charge Membership Dues: No                       Geographic Focus: Tribal
                                                Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic                Membership Base: Low income, Reserva-
                                                Geographic Focus: Citywide                          tion
                                                                                                 Started as Environmental Group: Yes
                                                                                                 Year Founded: 1985
96
Fort Greene CAN                                 Contact/Title: Joe Perez, President             Activities: Organizing, Education
(Community Action                               Position: Full time                             Organization Incorporated: Yes
                                                Mission: To secure and defend all funda-        Number of Paid Staff: 0
Network)                                           mental rights of Latinos living or           Number of Volunteers: 5
259 Cumberland St.                                 working in New York City including the       Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Brooklyn, NY 11205                                 rights to live and work in a clean healthy   Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
(718) 624-5607                                     and safe environment to secure and           Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based
                                                   defend all our civil rights.                 Membership Base: Low income, Urban
Contact/Title: Eric Blackwell, Executive        Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Children    Started as Environmental Group: No
   Director                                        health, Community organizing, Energy,        Year Founded: 1990
Position: Volunteer                                Environmental racism, Lead, Parks &
Mission: To identify gaps in service delivery      recreation, Pesticides, Recycling,           Magnolia Tree Earth
   to our area and network for practical           Transportation, Toxics, Waste disposal,      Center
   solutions and lobbying.                         Water pollution
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water    Activities: Technical assistance, Report        677 Lafayette Ave.
   pollution, Waste disposal, Lead, Asbes-         preparation, Proposal/grant writing,         Brooklyn, NY 11216
   tos, Recycling, Housing, Environmental          Health surveys, Pollution monitoring,        (718) 387-2116
   justice, Community organizing                   Media/press campaign, Fund raising,          Fax: (718) 387-6133
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,        Workshops, Organizing, Research
   Education, Direct action                     Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Contact/Title: Sophie Johnson, Executive
Organization Incorporated: No                   Number of Paid Staff: 1                            Director
Number of Paid Staff: 0                         Number of Volunteers: 1000                      Position: Full time
Number of Volunteers: 25                        Charge Membership Dues: No                      Mission: An environmental/cultural
Charge Membership Dues: No                      Constituency Served: Latino American/              institution whose purpose is to develop
Constituency Served: African American/             Hispanic                                        skills and attitudes among Bedford-
   Black, Hispanic/Latino                       Geographic Focus: Citywide                         Stuyvesant residents of all ages that will
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based            Membership Base: Low income, Urban,                foster urban beautification, environmen-
Membership Base: Low income                        Church-based, Coalition                         tal awareness, and assist the develop-
Started as Environmental Group: No              Started as Environmental Group: No                 ment of human potential.
Year Founded: 1991                              Year Founded: 1999                              Issues: Air pollution, Water pollution, Lead,
                                                                                                   Recycling, Parks & recreation, Environ-
Harlem Environmental                            Kingsley Park Coalition of                         mental justice, Community organizing
Impact Project, Inc.                            Buffalo                                         Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Educa-
                                                                                                   tion, Direct action
163 W. 125th St., Suite 909                     1308 Jefferson Ave.                             Organization Incorporated: No
New York, NY 10027                              Buffalo, NY 14208                               Number of Paid Staff: 20
(212) 749-5298                                  (716) 882-1033                                  Number of Volunteers: 20
Fax: (212) 749-3745                                                                             Charge Membership Dues: No
E-mail: HEVIRON@aol.com                         Contact/Title: Rev. James R. Josey,             Constituency Served: African American/
                                                   Coordinator                                     Black
Contact/Title: Gregory Javan Mills,             Position: Volunteer                             Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
   Chairman/CEO                                 Mission: Community advocates for environ-       Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Position: Full time                                mental concerns and safety. Preservation        income, Urban, Coalition
Mission: To improve the quality of life            of human life within the African             Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   within central Harlem through imple-            American community of Kingsley Parks         Year Founded: 1972
   menting positive social awareness of            since exposed to toxic wastes.
   environmental health issues.                 Issues: Toxics, Waste disposal, Parks &         Man to Man, Inc.
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water       recreation, Worker safety, Community
   pollution, Waste disposal, Pesticides,          organizing                                   415 Atlantic Ave.
   Lead, Asbestos, Recycling, Parks &           Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,     Brooklyn, NY 11217
   recreation, Environmental justice,              Direct action                                (718) 596-1991
   Community organizing, Pollution              Organization Incorporated: No
   prevention                                   Number of Paid Staff: 0                         Contact/Title: Burt Scipio, Program Director
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,     Number of Volunteers: 25                        Position: Full time
   Education, Direct action                     Charge Membership Dues: No                      Mission: Committed to safe environmental
Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Constituency Served: African American/             neighborhoods. Also works toward
Number of Paid Staff: 2                            Black                                           improving the attitudes of young people.
Number of Volunteers: 100                       Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                  Issues: Housing, Community organizing
Charge Membership Dues: No                      Membership Base: Low income, Middle             Activities: Education, Mentoring
Constituency Served: African American/             income, Urban, Church-based, Coalition       Organization Incorporated: Yes
   Black                                        Started as Environmental Group: Yes             Number of Paid Staff: 10
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based            Year Founded: 1990                              Number of Volunteers: 25
Membership Base: Low income, Urban,                                                             Charge Membership Dues: No
   Coalition                                    Lower East Side United                          Constituency Served: African American/
Started as Environmental Group: Yes             Neighbors                                          Black
Year Founded: 1978                                                                              Geographic Focus: Citywide
                                                39 Bowery P.O. Box 419                          Membership Base: Middle income, Urban,
Justicia Ambiental Latina                       New York, NY 10002                                 Church-based, Coalition
                                                                                                Started as Environmental Group: No
P.O. Box 53                                     Contact/Title: Leslee Wong, President           Year Founded: 1989
Bronx, NY 10454                                 Position: Volunteer
(718) 993-4401                                  Issues: Toxics, Lead, Housing, Community
Fax: (718) 993-4260                                organizing
                                                                                                  People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 97
Mohawks Agree on Safe                          Mission: Founded to serve as the legal arm       Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
Health (MASH)                                     in the struggle for racial justice and           Direct action
                                                  human rights. We provide legal assis-         Organization Incorporated: Yes
P.O. Box 281                                      tance and support to individuals,             Number of Paid Staff: 2
Hogansburg, NY 13655-0281                         organizations, and communities of color       Number of Volunteers: 15
(518) 358-9015                                    across the country.                           Charge Membership Dues: No
                                               Issues: Lead, Housing, Environmental             Constituency Served: African American/
Contact/Title: Mark Narsisian                     justice, Community organizing, Affirma-          Black, Hispanic/Latino
Position: Volunteer                               tive action, International legal issues       Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
Mission: Educate the local community           Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,     Membership Base: Low income, Church-
   about health risks and pollutants in our       Direct action, Legal representation              based, Coalition
   community.                                  Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water   Number of Paid Staff: 2                          Year Founded: 1986
   pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,        Number of Volunteers: 50
   Recycling, Community organizing             Charge Membership Dues: Yes                      Neighborhood Housing
Activities: Educational                        Constituency Served: African American/           Services of East Flatbush
Organization Incorporated: Yes                    Black
Number of Paid Staff: 0                        Geographic Focus: National                       (NHSEF)
Number of Volunteers: 8                        Membership Base: Low income, Middle              2806 Church Ave.
Charge Membership Dues: No                        income, Urban, Coalition                      Brooklyn, NY 11226
Constituency Served: Native American/          Started as Environmental Group: No               (718) 469-4679
   Indian                                      Year Founded: 1968                               Fax: (718) 469-4743
Geographic Focus: Regional                                                                      E-mail: spence23@ix.netcom.com
Started as Environmental Group: Yes            National Congress for
Year Founded: 1980                             Puerto Rican Rights                              Contact/Title: Claudette J. Spence,
                                                                                                   Neighborhood Director
Mothers on the Move                            577 Columbus Ave.                                Position: Full time
                                               New York, NY 10024                               Mission: NHSEF works to increase
928 Intersale Ave                              (202) 724-7702                                      investments in our neighborhood to
Bronx, NY 10459                                                                                    encourage and support neighborhood
(718) 842-2224                                 Contact/Title: Richie Perez, National Vice          self reliance, and to create, preserve and
Fax: (718) 842-2665                               President                                        promote affordable housing in our
E-mail: mom@igc.org                            Position: Volunteer                                 neighborhood.
                                               Mission: To defend the civil and human           Issues: Housing, Community reinvestment
Contact/Title: Helen Schaub, Executive            rights of the Puerto Rican community in       Activities: education, organizing,
   Director                                       the U.S.                                      Organization Incorporated: Yes
Position: Full time                            Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Waste disposal,   Number of Paid Staff: 5
Mission: Mothers on the move is a direct          Facility siting, Lead, Asbestos, Parks &      Number of Volunteers: 30
   action grassroots membership organiza-         recreation, Worker safety, Housing,           Charge Membership Dues: No
   tion working to improve the quality of         Community organizing, Police abuse,           Constituency Served: African American/
   life for South Bronx residents. We’re          Language rights                                  Black, Caribbean
   currently fighting for environmental        Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Educa-         Geographic Focus: Local
   justice, decent housing conditions,            tion, Direct action, Litigation               Membership Base: Urban, Low income
   quality public schools, and equitable       Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Started as Environmental Group: No
   transportation policy.                      Number of Paid Staff: 0                          Year Founded: 1982
Issues: Air pollution, Children’s health,      Number of Volunteers: 100
   Community organizing, Environmental         Charge Membership Dues: Yes                      New York City
   racism, Facility siting, Housing, Trans-    Constituency Served: Puerto Rican                Environmental Justice
   portation, Waste disposal                   Geographic Focus: National
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Membership Base: Low income, Middle              Alliance
Number of Paid Staff: 6                           income, Urban, Coalition                      271 West 125th Street, Suite 303
Number of Volunteers: 300+                     Started as Environmental Group: No               New York, NY 10027
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Year Founded: 1981                               (212) 866-4120
Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic Geo-                                                          Fax: (212) 866-4511
   graphic Focus: Neighborhood                 Nehemiah Homeowners                              E-mail: nyceja@aol.com
Membership Base: Low income, Urban,            Association
   People of color, Grassroots                                                                  Contact/Title: Leslie Lowe
Started as Environmental Group: No             547 Watkins St.                                  Position: Full time
Year Founded: 1992                             Brooklyn, NY 11212                               Mission: New York City Environmental
                                               (718) 485-2808                                      Justice Alliance was founded in 1991 to
National Conference of                                                                             combat environmental racism and
Black Lawyers (NCBL)                           Contact/Title: John Frederick, President of         injustice through advocacy on behalf of
                                                  Recycling Association                            low income neighborhoods and commu-
c/o 2 W. 125th St.                             Position: Part time                                 nities of color that are disproportionately
New York, NY 10027                             Mission: The Brownsville Nehemiah                   affected by adverse environmental and
(212) 864-4000                                    Homeowners Association is affiliated             health impacts of public policy and
                                                  with East Brooklyn Congregations (a              actions.
Contact/Title: Adjoa Aiyetoro, Director or        broad-based organization of over 50           Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields redevel-
   Wendy Brown, Social, Economic, and             churches), a Jewish synagogue, and two           opment, Community organizing,
   Political Justice Section Chair                homeowners associations, totalling               Environmental racism, Facility siting,
Position: Volunteer                               60,000 families.                                 Lead, Parks & recreation, Transporta-
                                               Issues: Toxics, Waste disposal, Recycling,          tion, Toxics, Waste disposal, Worker
                                                  Environmental justice, Community                 safety
98                                                organizing
Activities: Technical assistance, Proposal/    Charge Membership Dues: No                      Contact/Title: Joe Perez, President
   grant writing, Pollution monitoring,        Constituency Served: African American/          Position: Full time
   Media/press campaign, Fund raising,            Black                                        Mission: To secure and defend all funda-
   Organizing, Legal, Research, Advocacy,      Geographic Focus: Citywide                         mental rights of people living or working
   Public education, Mapping/GIS, Model        Membership Base: Low income, Urban                 in New York City including the rights to
   legislation                                 Started as Environmental Group: No                 live and work in a clean; healthy and safe
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Year Founded: 1991                                 environment.
Number of Paid Staff: 8                                                                        Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Children
Number of Volunteers: 6-12                     Oneida Indian Nation                               health, Community organizing, Energy,
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    of New York (OIN)                                  Environmental racism, Lead, Parks &
Geographic Focus: Citywide                                                                        recreation, Pesticides, Recycling,
Membership Base: Low income, People of         Route 5, P.O. Box 1                                Transportation, Toxics, Waste disposal,
   color, Grassroots, Youth                    Vernon, NY 13476                                   Water pollution
Started as Environmental Group: Yes            (315) 829-3090                                  Activities: Technical assistance, Health
Year Founded: 1991                             Fax: (315) 829-3141                                surveys, Pollution monitoring, Media/
                                                                                                  press campaign, Fund raising, Work-
New York Young                                 Contact/Title: Ray Halbritter, Nation              shops, Organizing, Research
Environmental Leaders of                          representative/CEO                           Organization Incorporated: Yes
                                               Position: Full time                             Number of Paid Staff: 1
Color (YELC)                                   Mission: The people and the leadership of       Number of Volunteers: 1000
9 Murray St., 3rd Floor, c/o NYPIRG               the Oneida Indian Nation have identi-        Charge Membership Dues: No
New York, NY 10007-2272                           fied three principle long-range goals to     Constituency Served: Latino American/
(212) 349-6460                                    guide the community and the economic            Hispanic
                                                  development activities of the nation and     Geographic Focus: Citywide
Contact/Title: Ludovic Blain, Founder             the administration and the leadership of     Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Position: Volunteer                               the nation. The adopted goals of the            income, Church based, Coalition
Mission: Provides a much-needed forum for         OIN are: to help our members achieve         Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   education and discussion, and seeks to         their highest potential in education,        Year Founded: 1991
   become a catalyst for the emergence of         physical and metal health, and economic
   more youth leaders, which will lead to an      development; implement the legal and         St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
   environmental justice movement, which          administrative structure so that the
   creates long-term change, not just short       stability and protection of the nation’s     Community Building
   term consciousness raising.                    sovereignty, treaty rights and govern-       Hogansburg, NY 13655
Issues: Environmental justice                     ment-to-government relationships; to         (518) 358-5937
Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,      acquire, develop and secure resources to
   Networking, Leadership training                achieve economic and social empower-         Contact/Title: Ken Jock, Director of
Organization Incorporated: No                     ment and self-sufficiency for the United        Environment Division
Number of Paid Staff: 0                           Indian Nation. These long-range goals        Position: Full time
Number of Volunteers: 60                          have been adopted by the nation as a         Mission: Responsible for the investigation
Charge Membership Dues: No                        guide towards the accomplishment of a           of environmental threats to the St. Regis
Constituency Served: African American/            progressive dream. Simultaneously, the          Mohawk Tribe community. Works with
   Black                                          nation plans to use the economic                other governments to facilitate
Geographic Focus: Citywide                        incentives available to a sovereign nation      remediation and restoration of impacted
Membership Base: Low income, Middle               to inject new wealth and create jobs for        resources and areas.
   income, Urban, Coalition                       the Onieda community and significantly       Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-
Started as Environmental Group: Yes               improve the surrounding community.              tion, Waste disposal, Wildlife, Pesticides,
Year Founded: 1991                             Issues: Water, Waste disposal, Facility            Recycling, Worker safety, Environmental
                                                  siting, Parks & recreation, Housing,            justice, Community organizing
Occupational Health Clinic                        Community organizing                         Activities: Direct action
                                               Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,     Organization Incorporated: No
Bellevue Hospital, Room CD349                     Education, Direct action, Health and         Number of Paid Staff: 12
1st Ave. and 27th St.                             Economic development planning                Number of Volunteers: 0
New York, NY 10016                             Organization Incorporated: No                   Charge Membership Dues: No
(212) 561-4572                                 Number of Paid Staff: 2800+                     Constituency Served: Native American/
                                               Number of Volunteers: n/a                          Indian
Contact/Title: George Friedman-Jimenez,        Charge Membership Dues: No                      Geographic Focus: Countywide
   M.D., Director                              Constituency Served: Native American/           Membership Base: Rural
Position: Full time                               Indian                                       Started as Environmental Group: No
Mission: Provide comprehensive occupa-         Geographic Focus: Tribal                        Year Founded: 1979
   tional health services accessible to all    Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   workers who receive medical care in            income, Rural, Reservation                   West Harlem
   NYC municipal hospitals, regardless of      Started as Environmental Group: No              Environmental Action
   ability to pay.                             Year Founded: N/A
Issues: Toxics, Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos,                                                    (WHE ACT)
   Occupational musculoskeletal disorders,     South Bronx Clean Air                           271 West 125th Street, Suite 211
   Work related asthma, Worker health and      Coalition                                       New York, NY 10027
   safety.                                                                                     (212) 961-1000
Activities: Research, Education, Medical       P.O. Box 53                                     Fax: (212) 961-1015
   care and disease prevention                 Bronx, NY 10454
Organization Incorporated: No                  (718) 993-4401                                  Contact/Title: Peggy Shepard, Executive
Number of Paid Staff: 6                        Fax: (718) 993-4260                                Director
Number of Volunteers: 0                                                                        Position: Full time
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Mission: WHE ACT’s purpose is to inform,       Center for Women’s                               Enviro 1st, Inc.
   educate and mobilize community              Economic Alternatives
   residents on the issues relating to the                                                      P.O. Box 25460
   quality of life in Northern Manhattan       P.O. Box 1033 212 N. Maple St.                   Durham, NC 27702-2546
   communities — issues like air and water     Ahoskie, NC 27910                                (919) 688-9836
   pollution, land-use and development,        (919) 332-4179                                   Fax: (919) 688-5846
   zoning, and siting, health risk assess-     Fax: (919) 332-6091                              E-mail: enviro1st@email.unc.edu
   ments, environmental impact, toxics like
   lead asbestos, enforcement, waterfront      Contact/Title: Bernice “Liz” Sessoms,            Contact/Title: Patrick Johnson, Executive
   development, parks and open spaces, and        Executive Director                               Director
   historic prevention. WHE ACT seeks to       Position: Full time                              Position: Volunteer
   build a broad base of advocacy on quality   Mission: To create a community of women,         Mission: Our mission is to foster community
   of life issues through outreach to             free of all oppressions, where they can          development through sustainable
   neighborhood groups; religious, educa-         earn a decent wage, in a healthy and safe        environmental program. We provide
   tional and medical institutions and their      environment—a place where they can               training literature and research to
   personnel.                                     realize their abilities, dream dreams, and       targeted groups in need.
Issues: Brownfields redevelopment,                become enablers of others.                    Issues: Brownfields, Community organizing,
   Children health, Community organizing,      Issues: Toxics, Energy, Water pollution,            Environmental racism, Pesticides,
   Environmental racism, Lead, Pesticides,        Waste disposal, Worker safety, Environ-          Recycling, Sustainable living, Sustain-
   R recycling, Transportation, Water             mental justice, Community organizing,            able agriculture
   pollution, Worker safety                       Youth                                         Activities: Technical assistance, Proposal/
Activities: Health surveys, Pollution          Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct           grant writing, Internet training, Media/
   monitoring, Workshops/conferences,             action                                           press campaign, Fund raising, Work-
   Organizing, Advocacy, Brownfields,          Organization Incorporated: Yes                      shops, Organizing, Research, Demonstra-
   Public education, Mapping/GIS               Number of Paid Staff: 3                             tion projects
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Number of Volunteers: 20                         Organization Incorporated: Yes
Number of Paid Staff: 7                        Charge Membership Dues: Yes                      Number of Paid Staff: 0
Number of Volunteers: 60                       Constituency Served: African American/           Number of Volunteers: 30
Charge Membership Dues: No                        Black                                         Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Constituency Served: African American/         Geographic Focus: Regional                       Constituency Served: African American/
   Black, Latino American/Hispanic             Membership Base: Low income, Rural,                 Black
Geographic Focus: Citywide                        Coalition                                     Geographic Focus: Statewide
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Started as Environmental Group: No               Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   income, Urban, People of color, Grass-      Year Founded: 1984                                  income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,
   roots, Academia, Researchers, Schools,                                                          Coalition
   Youth, Coalitions/Networks, Workers         Democracy South                                  Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Started as Environmental Group: Yes                                                             Year Founded: 1997
Year Founded: 1988                             605A NC 54 West
                                               Chapel Hill, NC 27516                            Eufaula St. Landfill
                                               (919) 967-9942                                   Committee
North                                          Fax: (919) 967-7595
                                               E-mail: strangoff@a114democracy.org              744 Eufaula St.

Carolina                                       Contact/Title: Stan Goff
                                               Position: Full time
                                                                                                Fayetteville, NC 28301
                                                                                                (910) 323-2465

Center for Community                           Mission: Coalition development for political     Contact/Title: Jean McDonald
Action                                            activity at state level, money and politics   Position: Volunteer
                                                  research, and progressive. Unite issues       Mission: To move our neighborhood away
Route 1, P.O. 96B                                 related to labor, environment, and civil         from a land fill that is in our backyard.
Rowland, NC 28383                                 rights.                                          The pollution, wild animals, flies, rats,
(919) 521-3129                                 Issues: Air pollution, Children health,             and odor are overwhelming.
                                                  Community organizing, Environmental           Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
Contact/Title: Larry W. Oxendine                  racism, Facility siting, Housing, Pesti-         pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,
Position: Volunteer                               cides, Transportation, toxics, Urban             Wildlife, Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos,
Mission: To make the community a better           sprawl, Waste disposal, Water pollution,         Parks & recreation, Worker safety,
   place to live.                                 Worker safety                                    Housing, Environmental justice,
Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Waste         Activities: Technical assistance, Proposal/         Community organizing
   disposal, Facility siting, Worker safety,      grant writing, Media/press campaign,          Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
   Environmental justice, Community               Workshops, Organizing                            Education, Direct action, Anything we
   organizing                                  Organization Incorporated: Yes                      can do
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,    Number of Paid Staff: 6                          Organization Incorporated: No
   Education, Direct action                    Number of Volunteers: varies                     Number of Paid Staff: 0
Organization Incorporated: No                  Charge Membership Dues: No                       Number of Volunteers: 50
Number of Paid Staff: 6                        Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic                Charge Membership Dues: No
Number of Volunteers: 2                        Geographic Focus: Regional                       Constituency Served: African American/
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Membership Base: Low income, Middle                 Black
Constituency Served: Native American/             income, Urban, Rural, Coalition               Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
   Indian                                      Started as Environmental Group: No               Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
Geographic Focus: Countywide                   Year Founded: 1996                                  Coalition
Membership Base: Low income                                                                     Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Started as Environmental Group: Yes                                                             Year Founded: 1991
Year Founded: 1990
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Halifax Environmental                            Leadership Initiative                          North Carolina Fair Share
Loss Prevention (HELP)                           Project
                                                                                                P.O. Box 12543
P.O. Box 61                                      Route 1, P.O. Box 119                          Raleigh, NC 27605
Tillery, NC 27887                                Kittrell, NC 27554                             (919) 832-7130
(919) 826-3244                                   (919) 496-7830
                                                                                                Contact/Title: John Worchek, Director
Contact/Title: Gary R. Grant, Co-                Contact/Title: Angela Brown, Director          Position: Full time
   chairperson                                   Position: Full time                            Mission: We are a statewide citizens’
Position: Volunteer                              Mission: Works to help young people               organization engaging members in direct
Mission: An inter-action, cross-class group         become community-focused leaders who           action and community organizing for
   of citizens who aim to protect communi-          have the vision and collective power to        issues of concern to people of low to
   ties from environmental and economic             improve the quality of life for them-          moderate income.
   destruction. The threat to air, water,           selves and other youth throughout rural     Issues: Toxics, Energy, Worker Safety,
   land, and way of life by vertically              North Carolina.                                Housing, Environmental justice,
   integrated, large scale intensive livestock   Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-       Community organizing, Health care,
   operations is of primary concern. The            tion, Waste disposal, Facility siting,         Taxes
   elimination of “environmental racism” is         Parks & recreation, Environmental           Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
   also at the top of HELP’s agenda.                justice, Community organizing                  Education, Direct Action
Issues: Water pollution, Waste disposal,         Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct      Organization Incorporated: Yes
   Facility siting, Environmental justice,          action, Leadership development              Number of Paid Staff: 3
   Community organizing                          Organization Incorporated: No                  Number of Volunteers: 3
Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct        Number of Paid Staff: 2                        Charge Membership Dues: Yes
   action                                        Number of Volunteers: 15                       Constituency Served: African American/
Organization Incorporated: No                    Charge Membership Dues: No                        Black
Number of Paid Staff: 0                          Constituency Served: African American          Geographic Focus: Statewide
Number of Volunteers: 30                         Geographic Focus: Statewide                    Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Charge Membership Dues: No                       Membership Base: Low income, Middle               income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,
Constituency Served: African American/              income, Rural, Coalition                       Coalition
   Black                                         Started as Environmental Group: No             Started as Environmental Group: No
Geographic Focus: Countywide                     Year Founded: 1990                             Year Founded: 1987
Membership Base: Low income, Rural
Started as Environmental Group: Yes              North Carolina                                 Shiloh Coalition for
Year Founded: 1992                               Conservation Network                           Community Control &
                                                                                                Improvement
Land Loss Prevention                             c/o EFNC P.O. Box 196
Project                                          331 West Main Street Suite 611                 Route 2, P.O. Box 77
                                                 Durham, NC 27702                               Shiloh in Morrisville, NC 27560
P.O. Box 179                                     (919) 687-4840                                 (919) 941-5716
Durham, NC 27702                                 Fax: (919) 687-0946
(919) 682-5969                                   E-mail: keith@efnc.org                         Contact/Title: Angaza Laughinghouse/a.k.a.
Fax: (919) 688-5596                                                                                Angaza Sababu, Chief Staff Organizer
                                                 Contact/Title: Keith Burwell                   Position: Volunteer
Contact/Title: Stephon Bowens, Executive         Position: Full time                            Mission: Empower our historic, “freehold”
   Director                                      Mission: This organization has been               community to determine our destiny and
Position: Full time                                 conceived and designed in a collabora-         influence the policy and conditions
Mission: To utilize the legal expertise and         tive effort of more than sixty North           under which we live
   skills in community education and                Carolina conservation, environmental        Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Parks &
   advocacy to address legal and economic           justice, and community groups. Our goal        recreation, Worker safety, Community
   problems associated with the loss of             is to build our individual and collective      organizing
   small farmers and rural landowners.              capacity to more effectively restore and    Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
Issues: Air pollution, Water pollution, Waste       protect North Carolina’s natural resource      Education, Direct action
   disposal, Wildlife, Environmental                and environment equally for all the         Organization Incorporated: No
   justice, Community organizing                    state’s citizens. We do not work on         Number of Paid Staff: 0
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,         specific issues, but instead we focus on    Number of Volunteers: 67
   Education, Direct action, Legal action           providing information and technical         Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Organization Incorporated: Yes                      support to the many organizations which     Constituency Served: African American/
Number of Paid Staff: 7                             do engage in issue advocacy.                   Black
Number of Volunteers: 18                         Activities: Technical assistance, Computer     Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
Charge Membership Dues: No                          training, Internet training, Workshops,     Membership Base: African American, Low
Constituency Served: African American/              Organizing, Research, Legislative              income, Rural, Coalition, Women
   Black                                            monitoring                                  Started as Environmental Group: No
Geographic Focus: Statewide                      Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Year Founded: 1984
Membership Base: Low income, Rural,              Number of Paid Staff: 3-4
   Church-based, Coalition                       Number of Volunteers: 50+
Started as Environmental Group: No               Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Year Founded: 1982                               Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
                                                 Geographic Focus: Statewide
                                                 Membership Base: Coalition
                                                 Started as Environmental Group: Yes
                                                 Year Founded: 1998


                                                                                                People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 101
Southeast Regional                             United Church of Christ,                       Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct
Economic Justice Network                       Commission for Racial                             action
                                                                                              Organization Incorporated: No
P.O. Box 240                                   Justice, Office for Rural                      Number of Paid Staff: 0
Durham, NC 27702-0240                          Racial Justice                                 Number of Volunteers: 25
(919) 683-4310                                 P.O. Box 187                                   Charge Membership Dues: No
Fax: (919) 683-3420                            Enfield, NC 27823                              Constituency Served: African American/
E-mail: rejn@msn.com                           (919) 437-1723                                    Black
                                                                                              Geographic Focus: Countywide
Contact/Title: Leah Wise, Executive            Contact/Title: Rev. Ervin Milton               Membership Base: Low income, Rural ,
   Coordinator                                 Position: Full time                               Church-based, Coalition
Position: Full time                            Issues: Toxics, Waste disposal, Pesticides,    Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Mission: To build an economic justice             Recycling, Parks & recreation, Commu-       Year Founded: 1978
   movement grounded in the South’s               nity organizing
   reality; to build a capacity of community   Activities: Organizing
   organizing, and enable global contact to
   inform about local strategies.
Issues: Toxics, Worker safety, Environmen-
                                               Organization Incorporated: No
                                               Number of Paid Staff: 4
                                               Number of Volunteers: 2
                                                                                              Ohio
   tal justice, Community organizing, global   Charge Membership Dues: No                     Allen County Citizens for
   economy, Spirituality                       Constituency Served: African American/         the Environment (ACCE)
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,       Black
   Education, Direct action                    Geographic Focus: Regional                     128 Clinton Heights Ave
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Membership Base: Low income, Rural,            Columbus, OH 43202
Number of Paid Staff: 4                           Church-based                                (614) 263-4111
Number of Volunteers: 0                        Started as Environmental Group: No             Fax: (614) 263-4540
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Year Founded: 1966                             E-mail: nwarnock@ohiocitizen.org
Constituency Served: African American/
   Black, Multi-ethnic                         United Farmers                                 Contact/Title: Noreen Warnock, Advisory
Geographic Focus: Regional, International      Organization                                      Committee
Membership Base: Low income, Urban,                                                           Position: Volunteer
   Rural, Coalition                            P.O. Box 176                                   Mission: ACCE, established in 1988,
Started as Environmental Group: No             Oak City, NC 27857                                blocked the construction of a hazardous
Year Founded: 1989                             (919) 798-4721                                    waste incinerator at the company’s
                                                                                                 complex, and has challenged the
Southerners for Economic                       Contact/Title: Debbie Strickland,                 company over fish kills in the Ottawa
Justice, Inc.                                     Administrative Director                        River, air pollution, local health risks,
                                               Position: Part time                               and environmental permits.
331 W. Main Street, Box 38                     Mission: Saving the family farm from           Issues: Air pollution, Children health,
Suite 305                                         foreclosure.                                   Community organizing, Environmental
Durham, NC 27701                               Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water      racism, Facility siting, Toxics, Waste
(919) 682-6800                                    pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,           disposal, Water pollution, Worker safety,
Fax: (919) 682-6502                               Pesticides, Recycling, Parks & recre-          Deep well injection of hazardous waste,
                                                  ation, Worker safety, Housing, Environ-        Good neighbor agreement
Contact/Title: Leah Wise, Executive               mental justice, Community organizing        Activities: Technical assistance, Report
   Director                                    Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,       preparation, Proposal/grant writing,
Position: Full time                               Education, Direct action                       Health surveys, Pollution monitoring,
Mission: We are a multi-racial, non-profit     Organization Incorporated: No                     Media/press campaign, Fund raising,
   statewide organization committed to         Number of Paid Staff: 2                           Workshops, Organizing, Legal, Research
   helping low income, under employed or       Number of Volunteers: 600                      Organization Incorporated: No
   unemployed citizens develop their           Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Number of Paid Staff: 0
   capacity to shape the policies and          Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic              Number of Volunteers: 5
   institutions that affect their lives.       Geographic Focus: Statewide                    Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Worker        Membership Base: Multi-ethnic, Middle          Constituency Served: African American/
   safety, Environmental justice, Commu-          income, Rural, Church-based                    Black, White/Caucasian
   nity organizing, Plant closings, Workers’   Started as Environmental Group: No             Geographic Focus: Citywide
   rights, Economic revitalization             Year Founded: 1984                             Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,                                                     income, Urban
   Direct action                               Warren County Concerned                        Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Citizens                                       Year Founded: 1988
Number of Paid Staff: 5
Number of Volunteers: 15-20                    P.O. Box 254                                   Dayton View Triangle
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Warrenton, NC 27539                            Federation, Inc.
Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic              (919) 758-8800
Geographic Focus: Regional                                                                    c/o 1527 Benson Drive
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Contact/Title: Dollie Burwell                  Dayton, OH 45406
   income, Urban, Rural, Church-related,       Position: Volunteer                            (513) 274-8965
   Workers                                     Mission: To push the state to adhere to
Started as Environmental Group: No                decontamination of PCB site                 Contact/Title: Kathleen Rizer, President
Year Founded: 1976                             Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Waste         Position: Volunteer
                                                  disposal, Facility siting, Pesticides,      Mission: Solicit the needs of the people of
                                                  Lead, Recycling, Housing, Environmen-          the neighborhood, and attempt to meet
                                                  tal justice, Community organizing,             those needs.
                                                  Political empowerment
102
Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Waste         Issues: Pesticides, Worker safety, Housing,    Issues: Water pollution, Waste disposal,
   disposal, Recycling, Parks & recreation,       Environmental justice, Community               Lead, Recycling, Environmental justice,
   Environmental justice, Community               organizing, Right-to-know                      Community organizing
   organizing                                  Activities: Education, Direct action, Union    Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct         organizing                                     Direct action
   action                                      Organization Incorporated: No                  Organization Incorporated: Yes
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Number of Paid Staff: 14                       Number of Paid Staff: 4
Number of Paid Staff: 0                        Number of Volunteers: 0                        Number of Volunteers: 25
Number of Volunteers: 70                       Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino           Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic              Geographic Focus: National                     Geographic Focus: National
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                 Membership Base: Low income, Rural             Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Started as Environmental Group: No                income, Coalition
   income, Urban                               Year Founded: 1967                             Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Started as Environmental Group: No                                                            Year Founded: 1989
Year Founded: 1976                             Greater Cleveland
                                               Coalition for a Clean                          Mt. Vernon Neighborhood
Edgemont Neighborhood                          Environment                                    Association
Coalition
                                               1485 E. 107th Street                           309 Hudson Ave. W.
919 Miami Chapel Rd.                           Cleveland, OH 44106                            Dayton, OH 45406
Dayton, OH 45408                               (216) 721-6490                                 (513) 277-8593
(937) 228-1834                                 Fax: (216) 721-9943
Fax: (937) 228-2046                            E-mail: fk017@cleveland.freenet.edu            Contact/Title: Jenifer K. Johnson, President
E-mail: ECompCtr@aol.com                                                                      Position: Volunteer
                                               Contact/Title: Kathleen Geathers,              Mission: To improve the quality of life in our
Contact/Title: Linda Broadus, Director            Chairperson                                    urban neighborhood by promoting
Position: Full time                            Position: Volunteer                               environmental projects, promoting home
Mission: To involve all neighborhood           Mission: This organization began around           sales, improving public areas, and
   residents in the improvement of our            the issue of stopping a three million          encouraging improvements to public
   community, neighborhood stabilization,         dollar medical waste incinerator from          property.
   housing and revitalization; to inform and      being established in our community, and     Issues: Air pollution, Waste disposal,
   involve neighborhood residents about           we were successful. We began to look at        Recycling, Housing, Community
   issues, projects and programs; to inform       other hospitals in our community and we        organizing
   local government officials about issues,       found one which had been burning, not       Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct
   projects, and programs; to promote good        only medical waste, but also burned            action
   working relationships with other               radio-active material. We are still         Organization Incorporated: No
   neighborhood groups, block clubs, and          working on this hospital because it is      Number of Paid Staff: 0
   organizations; to encourage employment         very powerful and the authorities will      Number of Volunteers: 5
   opportunities for all residents; to            not touch it.                               Charge Membership Dues: Yes
   promote healthy lifestyles; to work         Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Children   Constituency Served: African American/
   toward securing a safe and drug free           health, Community organizing, Environ-         Black
   community.                                     mental racism, Facility siting, Lead,       Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
Issues: Air pollution, Community organiz-         Pesticides, Recycling, Toxics, Waste        Membership Base: Multi-ethnic, Middle
   ing, Environmental racism                      disposal, Water pollution, Worker safety       income, Urban
Activities: Computer training, Internet        Activities: Pollution monitoring               Started as Environmental Group: No
   training, Health surveys, Pollution         Organization Incorporated: No                  Year Founded: 1987
   monitoring, Workshops                       Number of Paid Staff: 0
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Neighborhood
Number of Paid Staff: 2                        Constituency Served: African American/         Improvement Foundation
Number of Volunteers: 2-24                        Black
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                 of Toledo, Inc.
Constituency Served: African American/         Membership Base: Low income, Middle            1114 Washington Street
   Black                                          income                                      Toledo, OH 43624
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                 Started as Environmental Group: Yes            (419) 244-5998
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Year Founded: 1994                             Fax: (419) 244-9229
   income, urban, Coalition
Started as Environmental Group: No             Minority Environmental                         Contact/Title: Sonya Harper-Gibson,
Year Founded: 1979                             Association                                       Executive Director
                                                                                              Position: Full time
Farm Labor Organizing                          P.O. Box 5732                                  Mission: NIFTI’s mission is to improve the
Committee (FLOC)                               Cleveland, OH 44101-0732                          quality of life throughout the metropoli-
                                               (419) 625-3230                                    tan Toledo area through nuisance
507 S. Saint Clair St.                                                                           abatement, general cleanup, beautifica-
Toledo, OH 43602                               Contact/Title: Ms. Deborah Alex-Saunders,         tion efforts and environmental education.
(419) 243-3456                                    President                                   Issues: Community organizing, Recycling,
                                               Position: Full time                               Waste disposal, Beautification projects
Contact/Title: Baldemar Velasquez,             Mission: Established in order to improve       Activities: Workshops, Organizing
   President                                      awareness of environmental risk and         Organization Incorporated: Yes
Position: Full time                               advocate opportunities related to           Number of Paid Staff: 8
Mission: A union of migrant farmworkers           environmental issues.                       Number of Volunteers: 100+
   who pick tomatoes and pickles in the
   Great Lakes Region.
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Charge Membership Dues: No                      Number of Paid Staff: 4                        Eco-Law Institute
Constituency Served: African American/          Number of Volunteers: all volunteer
   Black                                        Charge Membership Dues: No                     110 W. Delaware
Geographic Focus: Citywide                      Constituency Served: African American/         Tahlequah, OK 74464
Membership Base: Low income, Middle                Black                                       (918) 456-3235
   income                                       Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
Started as Environmental Group: No              Membership Base: Urban                         Contact/Title: Jackie Warledo, Board
Year Founded: 1957                              Started as Environmental Group: No                Member
                                                Year Founded: 1976                             Position: Volunteer
South Side Community                                                                           Mission: To provide legal support to
Action Association                                                                                grassroots environmental groups in

1564 Orson Drive
Columbus, OH 43207
                                                Oklahoma                                          eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.
                                                                                               Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
                                                                                                  pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,
(614) 491-1675                                  Citizens Against Toxics                           Pesticides, Recycling, Parks & recreation
Fax: (614) 491-1675                             (CAT)                                          Activities: Organizing, Education, Legal
E-mail: metroaction@netscape.net                                                               Organization Incorporated: Yes
                                                220 S.E. Queenstown                            Number of Paid Staff: 1
Contact/Title: Roberta Booth, Chairperson       Bartlesville, OK 74006                         Number of Volunteers: 7
Position: Volunteer                             (918) 333-7989                                 Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Mission: The South Side Community                                                              Constituency Served: Native American/
   Action Association was formed in 1984 as     Contact/Title: Melissa Mohundro, Co-              Indian
   a grass roots environmental organization        Founder and Co-Chair                        Geographic Focus: Statewide
   after a violent chemical plant explosion     Position: Volunteer                            Membership Base: Low income, Urban
   occurred in our neighborhood followed        Mission: Clean up and prevention of off-site   Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   and disproportionate number of chemical         contamination in an effort to combat        Year Founded: 1990
   facilities existing in our neighborhood.        high levels of lead and cadmium in soil
   Although our primary interest is Envi-          and high incidence of health problems in    Environmental Services
   ronmental Justice was also focus on other       community.                                  Office, Cherokee Nation
   community related issues.                    Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-
Issues: Air pollution, Community organiz-          tion, Waste disposal, Community             P.O. Box 948
   ing, Environmental racism, Facility             organizing                                  Tahlequah, OK 74465
   siting, Lead, Parks & recreation, Waste      Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,    (918) 458-5496
   disposal, Water pollution, Worker safety,       Education
   Asbestos                                     Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Contact/Title: Curtis Canard, Program
Activities: Organizing, Research, Education,    Number of Paid Staff: 0                           Manager
   Direct action,                               Number of Volunteers: 10                       Position: Full time
Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Charge Membership Dues: No                     Mission: Formerly the Cherokee Hazardous
Number of Paid Staff: 0                         Constituency Served: African American/            Waste Management Office, this organiza-
Number of Volunteers: 14                           Black, White                                   tion has expanded the scope of its
Charge Membership Dues: No                      Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based              services to provide technical assistance
Constituency Served: African American/          Membership Base: Low income, Urban                for more environmental concerns and to
   Black                                        Started as Environmental Group: Yes               assist other tribes.
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                  Year Founded: 1990                             Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
Membership Base: Low income, Middle                                                               pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,
   income, Urban, Coalition                     East Side Environment                             Wildlife, Pesticides, Lead, Recycling,
Started as Environmental Group: Yes             Coalition                                         Housing, Environmental justice,
Year Founded: 1984                                                                                Community organizing
                                                524 N. Nebraska                                Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
St. Clair Superior Coalition                    Oklahoma City, OK 73117                           Direct action, Technical
                                                (405) 235-7113                                 Organization Incorporated: Yes
6408 St. Clair Ave                                                                             Number of Paid Staff: 10
Cleveland, OH 44103                             Contact/Title: Minnie Jones, Chair             Number of Volunteers: 0
(216) 881-0644                                  Position: Volunteer                            Charge Membership Dues: No
Fax: (216) 881-1142                             Mission: To get the two areas listed on the    Constituency Served: Native American/
                                                   national toxics list as “most hazardous”       Indian
Contact/Title: Yvonne Askew, Director              cleaned up.                                 Geographic Focus: Tribal
Position: Full time                             Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-    Membership Base: Low income, Rural
Mission: We are a resident driven neighbor-        tion, Waste disposal                        Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   hood advocacy organization. Our primary      Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Education    Year Founded: 1990
   focus is on community organizing around      Organization Incorporated: No
   issues of importances to neighborhood        Number of Paid Staff: 0                        Garden Community
   residents. Environmental quality is one      Number of Volunteers: 8                        Environmental Citizens
   of them. We have been meeting with a         Charge Membership Dues: No
   local company and the local air pollution    Constituency Served: African American/         Group
   control agency to reduce that company’s         Black                                       4216 N.E. 16th Terrace
   emissions in the neighborhood.               Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based           Oklahoma City, OK 73121
Issues: Air pollution, Community organiz-       Membership Base: Middle income, Urban,         (405) 427-2121
   ing, Facility siting, Housing, Lead, Parks      Coalition
   & recreation, Recycling                      Started as Environmental Group: Yes            Contact/Title: Nanna M. Mason, President
Activities: Organizing, Research                Year Founded: 1989                             Position: Volunteer
Organization Incorporated: Yes
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Mission: We were awarded a $50,000             Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,     Charge Membership Dues: No
   government grant, to hire technical            Direct action                                 Constituency Served: Native American/
   advisors, to keep us informed of the        Organization Incorporated: Yes                      Indian
   removal of toxins from the 10th street      Number of Paid Staff: 4                          Geographic Focus: Tribal
   Superfund Site. We visit the site and       Number of Volunteers: 50                         Membership Base: Low income, Rural
   attend EPA meetings. The clean-up           Charge Membership Dues: Yes                      Started as Environmental Group: No
   method was interesting.                     Constituency Served: Native American/            Year Founded: N/A
Issues: Lead, Toxics, Waste disposal              Indian
Activities: Technical assistance, Report       Geographic Focus: National
   preparation, Proposal/grant writing,
   Pollution monitoring
Organization Incorporated: Yes
                                               Membership Base: Low income, Middle
                                                  income, Rural
                                               Started as Environmental Group: Yes
                                                                                                Oregon
Number of Paid Staff: 4                        Year Founded: 1985                               Columbia River Defense
Number of Volunteers: 8                                                                         Project
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Otoe-Missoulia Tribe
Constituency Served: African American/         of Oklahoma                                      P.O. Box 184
   Black                                                                                        The Dalles, OR 97058
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based           Route 1, P.O. Box 62                             (509) 748-2043
Membership Base: Low income, Urban             Red Rock, OK 74651
Started as Environmental Group: Yes            (405) 723-4466                                   Contact/Title: Wilbur Slockish, Jr.,
Year Founded: 1989                                                                                 Administrator
                                               Contact/Title: Willis Robedeaux, 3rd             Position: Volunteer
Inter-Tribal                                      Member Tribal Council                         Mission: Teach that industry, farming,
Environmental Council                          Position: Full time                                 logging, and ocean harvest have caused
                                               Mission: Better service to our people and a         fish runs to decline, not Indian fishing.
P.O. Box 948                                      cleaner way of life, like it was in           Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
Tahlequah, OK 74465                               traditional times.                               pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,
(918) 458-4465                                 Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water        Pesticides, Recycling, Worker safety,
                                                  pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,             Environmental justice, Community
Contact/Title: Curtis Canard                      Pesticides, Worker safety, Housing,              organizing
Position: Full time                               Environmental justice                         Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
Mission: To further Indian participation in    Activities: Direct action                           Education, Direct action
   the protection of tribal environmental      Organization Incorporated: No                    Organization Incorporated: Yes
   resources and the land, air, and water      Number of Paid Staff: 52                         Number of Paid Staff: 1
   areas of Indian tribes in Oklahoma.         Number of Volunteers: 0                          Number of Volunteers: 15
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water   Charge Membership Dues: No                       Charge Membership Dues: No
   pollution, Waste disposal, Pesticides,      Constituency Served: Native American/            Constituency Served: Native American/
   Lead, Housing, Environmental justice,          Indian                                           Indian
   Community organizing                        Geographic Focus: Statewide                      Geographic Focus: Regional
Activities: Organization, Education, Direct    Membership Base: Reservation                     Membership Base: Low income, Rural,
   action, Technical                           Started as Environmental Group: No                  Church-based, Coalition
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Year Founded: 1989                               Started as Environmental Group: No
Number of Paid Staff: 10                                                                        Year Founded: 1983
Number of Volunteers: 20-30                    Sac and Fox Nation
Charge Membership Dues: No                                                                      Confederated Tribes of
Constituency Served: Native American/          Route 2, P.O. Box 246                            Grand Ronde
   Indian                                      Stroud, OK 74079
Geographic Focus: Tribal                       (918) 968-2583                                   P.O. Box 38
Membership Base: Rural, Reservation,           Fax: (918) 968-3887                              Grand Ronde, OR 97347
   Coalition                                                                                    (503) 879-5211
Started as Environmental Group: Yes            Contact/Title: Chenenia LaDeaux, Realty
Year Founded: 1992                                Director                                      Contact/Title: Jim Willis, General Manager
                                               Position: Full time                              Position: Full time
Native Americans for a                         Mission: To maintain the traditional life,       Mission: To create opportunities for tribal
Clean Environment (NACE)                          including social, spiritual, health and          members to make a better life for
                                                  general welfare, while providing for             themselves.
P.O. Box 1671                                     education of members and economic             Issues: Toxics, Energy, Water pollution,
Tahlequah, OK 74465                               development of the resources of this             Waste disposal, Wildlife, Recycling,
(918) 458-4322                                    sovereign nation.                                Parks & recreation, Worker safety,
                                               Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water        Housing
Contact/Title: Lance Hughes, Acting               pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,   Activities: Lobbying, Educational, Tribal
   Director                                       Wildlife, Pesticides, Recycling, Parks &         government
Position: Full time                               recreation, Worker safety, Housing,           Organization Incorporated: No
Mission: To educate, organize, and litigate       Environmental justice, Community              Number of Paid Staff: 120
   for Indian citizens and their govern-          organizing, MRS issues                        Number of Volunteers: 0
   ments on environmental issues that have     Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,      Charge Membership Dues: No
   a predominate impact on tribal land,           Education, Direct action, Social services,    Constituency Served: Native American/
   water, and people.                             Cultural activities, Maintaining tradi-          Indian
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water      tional life                                   Geographic Focus: National
   pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,        Organization Incorporated: No                    Started as Environmental Group: No
   Pesticides, Recycling, Parks & recre-       Number of Paid Staff: 100                        Year Founded: 1856
   ation, Worker safety, Community             Number of Volunteers: 100
   organizing
                                                                                                People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 105
Klamath Tribe                                      enable their participation in environmen-      Mission: Our mission is to inspire congrega-
                                                   tal decision making.                              tions to use less energy and reduce the
P.O. Box 436                                    Issues: Toxics, air pollution, water pollution,      cost to operate their facilities, in order to
Chiloquin, OR 97624                                waste disposal, facility citing, wildlife,        create dollars for community service
(503) 783-2219                                     pesticides, lead, recycling, parks and            while practicing environmental steward-
                                                   recreation, housing, environmental                ship.
Contact/Title: Craig Bienz, Chief Biologist        justice, community organizing                  Issues: Energy
Position: Full time                             Activities: Research, organizing, education,      Activities: Technical assistance, Workshops,
Mission: To quantify the effects of environ-       direct action                                     Research
   mental degradation, and sustain biologi-     Organization Incorporated: Yes                    Organization Incorporated: NO
   cal diversity to provide for subsistence     Number of Paid Staff: 65                          Number of Paid Staff: 2
   needs of native people.                      Number of Volunteers: 100                         Number of Volunteers: 20
Issues: Water pollution, Wildlife               Charge Membership Dues: Yes                       Charge Membership Dues: No
Activities: Research, Educational               Constituency Served: African American/            Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
Organization Incorporated: Yes                     Black                                          Geographic Focus: Regional
Number of Paid Staff: 12                        Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                    Membership Base: Urban, Church-based,
Number of Volunteers: 8                         Membership Base: Low income, middle                  Coalition
Charge Membership Dues: No                         income, urban, coalition                       Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Constituency Served: Native American/           Started as Environmental Group: No                Year Founded: 1980
   Indian                                       Year Founded: 1945
Geographic Focus: Countywide                                                                      Norris Square
Started as Environmental Group: No                                                                Neighborhood Project, Inc.
Year Founded: N/A
                                                Pennsylvania                                      2141 N. Howard St.
Umatilla Confederated                                                                             Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tribes                                          Chester Residents                                 (215) 426-4631
                                                Concerned for                                     Fax: (215) 426-8031
Department of Natural Resources P.O. Box
638                                             Quality Living                                    Contact/Title: Carol Keck, Director
Pendleton, OR 97801                             2731 W. 3rd Street                                Position: Full time
(503) 276-3099                                  Chester, PA 19013                                 Mission: To work with families of the
                                                (610) 485-6683                                       community to improve either the natural
Contact/Title: Michael J. Farrow, Director      Fax: (610) 485-5300                                  environment or the built environment.
Position: Full time                             E-mail: CRCQL1@aol.com                               We grow community gardens, do murals,
Mission: To protect all existing and future                                                          and conduct educational workshops. We
   tribal rights arising from any source,       Contact/Title: Zulene Mayfeild                       also run an after school program.
   whether treaty, federal statue, state        Position: Volunteer                               Issues: Water pollution, Waste disposal,
   statue, or common law, and otherwise to      Mission: To safeguard the right to live in an        Recycling, Parks & recreation, Commu-
   protect the rights and interests of the         environmentally safe community. To                nity organizing, Neighborhood blight
   Indians of the Umatilla Indian Reserva-         educate the community about the risks          Activities: Educational, Children’s urban
   tion in order to achieve a maximum              associated with exposure to environmen-           environmental education
   degree of self government in all tribal         tally unsound industries, organize around      Organization Incorporated: Yes
   affairs.                                        environmental issues and establish a way       Number of Paid Staff: 4
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Water pollution,           to achieve environmental justice               Number of Volunteers: 10
   Waste disposal, Wildlife, Pesticides,        Issues: Toxics, air pollution, water pollution,   Charge Membership Dues: Yes
   Parks & recreation, Worker safety,              waste disposal, facility citing, lead,         Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino
   Housing, Community organizing,                  worker safety, environmental justice,          Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based
   Economic development                            community                                      Membership Base: Low income, Urban
Activities: Direct action, Tribal constitu-     Activities: Lobbying, research, organizing,       Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   tional government                               education, direct action                       Year Founded: 1972
Organization Incorporated: No                   Organization Incorporated: Yes
Number of Paid Staff: 26                        Number of Paid Staff: 0
Number of Volunteers: 0
Charge Membership Dues: No
Constituency Served: Native American/
                                                Number of Volunteers: 370
                                                Charge Membership Dues: Yes
                                                Constituency Served: African American/
                                                                                                  Puerto Rico
   Indian                                          Black                                          Centro de Investigación,
Geographic Focus: Regional                      Geographic Focus: Citywide                        Información y Educación
Started as Environmental Group: No              Membership Base: Low income
Year Founded: 1974                              Started as Environmental Group: Yes               Social
                                                Year Founded: 1992                                Cond. El Centro I, Oficina 1404
Urban League of Portland                                                                          Hato Rey, PR 00918
                                                Interfaith Coalition                              (809) 759-8787
10 N. Russell Street                            on Energy                                         Fax: (809) 767-6757
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 280-2628                                  7217 Oak Ave                                      Contact/Title: Dr. Neftali Garcia Martinez,
Fax: (503) 281-2612                             Melrose Park, PA 19027                               Director
                                                (215) 635-1122                                    Position: Full time
Contact/Title: Alan Hipolito, Director of       Fax: (215) 635-1903                               Mission: To do research, provide informa-
   Environmental Programs                                                                            tion, and help organize communities and
Position: Full time                             Contact/Title: Andrew Rudin                          workers affected by pollution, and pro-
Mission: To educate and empower commu-          Position: Part-time                                  vide information to journalists, students,
   nities of color to an extent sufficient to                                                        teachers, and the general public.
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Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water   Charge Membership Dues: No                      Comité Pro Costa Ventana
   pollution, Waste disposal, Pesticides,      Constituency Served: Latino /Hispanic
   Lead, Asbestos, Recycling, Worker           Geographic Focus: National                      PO Box 561244
   safety, Community organizing                Membership Base: Low income, Church-            Guayanilla, PR 00656
Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,      based, Coalition                             (787) 835-5593
   Direct action                               Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Year Founded: 1998                              Contact/Title: Austre Falche Rodriguez,
Number of Paid Staff: 5                                                                           Coordinator
Number of Volunteers: 10                       Comité Despertar Cidreno                        Position: Volunteer
Charge Membership Dues: No                                                                     Mission: The mission of this organization is
Constituency Served: Latino /Hispanic          P.O. Box 123                                       to help communities fight against toxics
Geographic Focus: National                     Cidra, PR 00739                                    and pesticides; we are also fighting to
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            (809) 739-6091                                     assure public access to beaches and
   income, Urban, Rural, Coalition                                                                natural resources.
Started as Environmental Group: Yes            Contact/Title: Eliezer Colon Rivera             Issues: Air pollution, Environmental racism,
Year Founded: 1989                             Position: Volunteer                                Pesticides, Toxics, Natural resource
                                               Mission: To struggle for justice and a better      conservation and public access
Comité Carborrojeno Pro                           environment, and to educate people so        Activities: Pollution monitoring, Organizing
Salud y Ambiente, Inc.                            that they can become leaders and             Organization Incorporated: Yes
                                                  empower themselves and their commu-          Number of Paid Staff: 0
PO Box 1789                                       nities.                                      Number of Volunteers: 20
Cabo Rojo, PR 00623                            Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Facility       Charge Membership Dues: No
(787) 254-0115                                    siting, Wildlife, Environmental justice,     Constituency Served: Latino /Hispanic
Fax: (787) 254-0115                               Community organizing                         Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
                                               Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct       Membership Base: Low income
Contact/Title: Haydee’ Rodriguez,                 action                                       Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   Administrator                               Organization Incorporated: No                   Year Founded: 1992
Position: Full time                            Number of Paid Staff: 0
Mission: Our organization was formed with      Number of Volunteers: 20                        Comité Pro Rescate y
   the purpose of protecting & enhancing       Charge Membership Dues: No                      Desarrollo de Vieques
   our natural resources to prevent the        Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino
   deterioration & degradation of ecological   Geographic Focus: Regional                      PO Box 1424
   systems for the biodiversity of communi-    Membership Base: Low income, Middle             Vieques, PR 00765
   ties in the area.                              income, Rural                                (787) 741-8651
Issues: Recycling, Water pollution, Wildlife   Started as Environmental Group: No              Fax: (787) 741-8651
Activities: Proposal/grant writing, Organiz-   Year Founded: 1987                              E-mail: bicke@coqui.net
   ing
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Comité Despertar Cidreno                        Contact/Title: Robert Rabin, Coordinator
Number of Paid Staff: 2                                                                        Position: Volunteer
Number of Volunteers: 40                       PO Box 123                                      Mission: Our group’s goal is to force the US
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Cidra, PR 00739                                    Marines to stop using the island of
Constituency Served: Latino /Hispanic          (787) 739-5492                                     Vieques as a target range, also we would
Geographic Focus: Countywide                   Fax: (787) 739-5492                                like to see the areas used by the Marines
Membership Base: Coalition                                                                        decontaminated and returned.
Started as Environmental Group: Yes            Contact/Title: Eliezer Coloi- Rivera            Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Children
Year Founded: 1991                             Position: Volunteer                                health, Community organizing, Environ-
                                               Mission: To organize, support and educate          mental racism, Facility siting, Lead,
Comité Contra las                                 people of the communities of Cidra town         Waste disposal, Water pollution, Wildlife
Experimentaciónes                                 and eastern-central region of Puerto Rico    Activities: Media/press campaign, Fundrais-
                                                  to fight for better quality of drinking         ing, Workshops, Organizing, Internet
Ambientales                                       water, better environment and to clean          training
PO Box 731                                        Cidra Lake. For environmental and            Organization Incorporated: Yes
Manati, PR 00674                                  social justice. To demonstrate that the      Number of Paid Staff: 0
(787) 854-4546                                    means to improve community life are          Number of Volunteers: 50
Fax: (787) 854-4546                               community organization, education and        Charge Membership Dues: No
E-mail: vicrod@prtc.net                           mobilization.                                Constituency Served: Latino /Hispanic
                                               Issues: Energy, Environmental racism,           Geographic Focus: municipality
Contact/Title: Victor Ivan Rodriguez Perez        Facility siting, Toxics, Water pollution     Membership Base: Low income
Position: Volunteer                            Activities: Computer training, Organizing,      Started as Environmental Group: No
Mission: Our objective is to function as a        Internet training, Research, Pollution       Year Founded: 1993
   watchdog for experiments such as Coqui         monitoring
   II and Mission Cassini being carried out    Organization Incorporated: No                   Committee Pro-Rescue
   by NASA in the island of Puerto Rico.       Number of Paid Staff: 0                         of the Good Environment
   We are affiliated with the Global           Number of Volunteers: 10
   Network Against Weapons and Nuclear         Charge Membership Dues: No                      of Guayanilla
   Power in Space.                             Constituency Served: Latino /Hispanic           St. 9, G-11 Santa Elena
Issues: Environmental racism, Toxics,          Geographic Focus: Regional                      Guayanilla, PR 00656
   Wildlife                                    Membership Base: Low income                     (809) 835-2341
Activities: Organizing, Internet training      Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Year Founded: 1987                              Contact/Title: Jose A. Bengochea, President
Number of Paid Staff: 8                                                                        Position: Volunteer
Number of Volunteers: 20
                                                                                               People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 107
Mission: To protect health and natural          Number of Paid Staff: 0                         Misión Industrial
   resources. Now working to win the battle     Number of Volunteers: 30                        de Puerto Rico
   against incineration near our city.          Charge Membership Dues: No
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water    Constituency Served: Latino /Hispanic           P.O. Box 363728
   pollution, Facility siting, Recycling,       Geographic Focus: Municipality                  San Juan, PR 00936-3728
   Community organizing                         Membership Base: Low income, Rural              (809) 765-4303
Activities: Direct action                       Started as Environmental Group: No              Fax: (809) 754-6462
Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Year Founded: 1989
Number of Paid Staff: 0                                                                         Contact/Title: Marianne Meyn,
Number of Volunteers: 28                        Mayaguezanos por la                                Administrative Officer
Charge Membership Dues: No                      Salud y el Ambiente                             Position: Full time
Constituency Served: Latino/Hispanic                                                            Mission: Community organizing, empower-
Geographic Focus: Citywide                      257 Advana St., Ste. 274                           ment, and the construction of an island-
Membership Base: Low income, Middle             Mayaguez, PR 00680                                 wide, community-based environment.
   income, Urban, Rural                         (787) 265-8402                                  Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
Started as Environmental Group: Yes             E-mail: jcmcruzado@hotmail.com                     pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,
Year Founded: 1986                                                                                 Wildlife, Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos,
                                                Contact/Title: Luis Silva, President               Recycling, Worker safety, Environmental
Comunidades Unidas                              Position: Volunteer                                justice, Community organizing
contra la Contaminación                         Mission: To promote best practices in           Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct
                                                   environmental protection and conserva-          action
PO Box 363962                                      tion, and the betterment of the quality of   Organization Incorporated: Yes
San Juan, PR 00936                                 life for affected populations without        Number of Paid Staff: 7
(787) 788-0837                                     compromising the environment, public         Number of Volunteers: 30-40
Fax: (787) 788-0837                                health, and economic development.            Charge Membership Dues: No
E-mail: rosah@coqui.net                         Issues: Air pollution, Community organiz-       Constituency Served: Latino /Hispanic
                                                   ing, Energy, Environmental racism,           Geographic Focus: Statewide
Contact/Title: Rosa Hilda Rammos,                  Facility siting, Parks & recreation,         Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
   spokesperson                                    Recycling, Toxics, Waste disposal, Water        Rural, Church-based
Position: Volunteer                                pollution, Wildlife, Worker safety           Started as Environmental Group: No
Mission: To have and maintain clean air,        Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Year Founded: 1969
   water, and environment in the city of        Number of Paid Staff: 0
   Catano.                                      Number of Volunteers: 100                       Puerto Rican Institute
Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Children    Charge Membership Dues: Yes                     for Civil Rights
   health, Community organizing, Energy,        Constituency Served: Latino /Hispanic
   Environmental racism, Facility siting,       Geographic Focus: Municipality                  Calle Julian Blanco #11
   Lead, Recycling, Transportation, Toxics,     Membership Base: Low income, Urban,             Rio Piedras, PR 00925
   Waste disposal, Water pollution, Wildlife,      Coalition                                    (809) 754-7390
   Sustainable development & employment         Started as Environmental Group: Yes             Fax: (809) 753-9829
Activities: Media/press campaign, Report        Year Founded: 1989
   preparation, Internet training, Health                                                       Contact/Title: Lester C. Santiago Torres,
   surveys                                      Mayaguezanos por la                                Temporary Coordinator
Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Salud y el Ambiente                             Position: Full time
Number of Paid Staff: 0                                                                         Mission: A private, non-profit organization
Number of Volunteers: 12                        Calle Aduana No. 257, Ap. 274                      which provides free legal assistance and
Charge Membership Dues: No                      Mayaguez, PR 00708                                 education in order to promote respect,
Constituency Served: Latino /Hispanic           (809) 834-4491                                     preservation, and defense of human and
Geographic Focus: Municipality                                                                     civil right of Puerto Rican people.
Membership Base: Low income, Urban              Contact/Title: Oliverio Serrano, Member         Issues: Air pollution, Water pollution
Started as Environmental Group: Yes             Position: Volunteer                             Activities: Education
Year Founded: 1991                              Mission: To stop a coal-fired generating        Organization Incorporated: Yes
                                                   facility planned for the area. Want to       Number of Paid Staff: 8
Frente Loicenos Unidos                             promote an energy and environmental          Number of Volunteers: 3
                                                   policy for Puerto Rico.                      Charge Membership Dues: No
PO Box 109                                      Issues: Energy, Air pollution, Water            Constituency Served: Latino /Hispanic
Loiza, PR 00934                                    pollution, Community organizing              Geographic Focus: Puerto Rico
(787) 256-1797                                  Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,     Membership Base: Low income, Middle
                                                   Education, Direct action                        income, Urban, Rural, Coalition
Contact/Title: Rafin Ortiz Escobar,             Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Started as Environmental Group: No
   Spokesperson                                 Number of Paid Staff: 0                         Year Founded: 1982
Position: Volunteer                             Number of Volunteers: 100
Mission: Help with the development &            Charge Membership Dues: No                      Taller de Arte y Cultura-
   conservation of the town of Loiza,           Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino            Casapueblo
   conservation of natural resources of the     Geographic Focus: Regional
   area & the protection of cultural            Membership Base: Low income, Middle             Rodulfo Gonzalez St. #30 Box 704
   resources.                                      income, Urban, Rural, Church-based           Adjuntas, PR 00601
Issues: Community organizing, Environ-          Started as Environmental Group: Yes             (787) 829-4842
   mental racism, Water pollution, Wildlife,    Year Founded: 1990                              Fax: (787) 829-4842
   Sustainable Development
Activities: Workshops, Organizing, Pollution                                                    Contact/Title: Alexis Massol Gonzalez,
   monitoring                                                                                      Director
Organization Incorporated: Yes                                                                  Position: Volunteer
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Mission: Community based organization            communities. To empower and to sustain        Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Direct
   working to develop and foster alterna-        involvement of these persons in the              action
   tives for the conservation of human,          community welfare.                            Organization Incorporated: Yes
   environmental and natural resources.       Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air and water            Number of Paid Staff: 1
Issues: Air pollution, Community organiz-        pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,   Number of Volunteers: 21
   ing, Energy, Environmental racism,            Wildlife, Pesticides, Lead, Recycling,        Charge Membership Dues: No
   Recycling, Transportation, Water              Worker safety, Housing, Environmental         Constituency Served: African American/
   pollution, Wildlife                           justice, Community organizing                    Black
Organization Incorporated: Yes                Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,     Geographic Focus: Statewide
Number of Paid Staff: 3                          Direct action                                 Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Number of Volunteers: 300                     Organization Incorporated: No                       income, Rural, Coalition
Charge Membership Dues: No                    Number of Paid Staff: 2                          Started as Environmental Group: No
Constituency Served: Latino /Hispanic         Number of Volunteers: 40                         Year Founded: 1988
Geographic Focus: Regional                    Charge Membership Dues: No
Membership Base: Urban, Rural                 Constituency Served: African American/           Penn Center, Inc.
Started as Environmental Group: Yes              Black
Year Founded: 1980                            Geographic Focus: Regional                       P.O. Box 126
                                              Membership Base: Low and middle                  110 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.
                                                 income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,           St. Helena Island, SC 29920

Rhode                                            Coalition
                                              Started as Environmental Group: Yes
                                                                                               (843) 838-2432
                                                                                               Fax: (843) 838-8545

Island                                        Year Founded: 1995                               E-mail: penncent@hargray.com

                                                                                               Contact/Title: Emory S. Campbell,
                                              Claflin University
Southside Community                                                                               Executive Director
Land Trust                                    400 Magnolia Ave.                                Position: Full time
                                              Orangeburg, SC 29115                             Mission: To preserve the Sea Island’s
288 Dudley St.                                (803) 535-5244                                      history, culture and environment through
Providence, RI 02907                          Fax: (803) 535-5459                                 serving as a local, national and interna-
(401) 273-9419                                E-mail: ssandhu@claf.claflin.edu                    tional resource center, and by acting as a
                                                                                                  catalyst for the development of programs
Contact/Title: Deborah Schinberg,             Contact/Title: Mr. Shingara Sandhu                  for self-sufficiency.
   Executive Director                            ,Director of Research/ Grants                 Issues: Energy, Water pollution, Waste
Position: Full time                           Position: Full time                                 disposal, Facility siting, Pesticides, Parks
Mission: To involve people with the           Mission: Claflin is a four year liberal arts        and recreation, Worker safety, Housing,
   “living” environment of the city.             institution. It is the oldest HBCU in            Environmental justice, Community
Issues: Waste disposal, Parks & recreation,      South Carolina. It is a methods school           organizing, Sustainable community
   Community organizing                          offering undergraduate programs for BS           development
Activities: Educational, Direct action,          degrees in 24 areas.                          Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
   Community gardening                        Issues: Brownfields, Pesticides, Water              Direction action, Community develop-
Organization Incorporated: Yes                   pollution, pollution transport degradation       ment
Number of Paid Staff: 4                       Activities: Technical Assistance, Proposal/      Organization Incorporated: Yes
Number of Volunteers: 100                        grant writing, Research                       Number of Paid Staff: 24
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                   Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Number of Volunteers: 300
Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic             Number of Paid Staff: 228                        Charge Membership Dues: No
Geographic Focus: Citywide                    Number of Volunteers: N/A                        Constituency Served: African American/
Membership Base: Middle income, Urban         Charge Membership Dues: No                          Black
Started as Environmental Group: No            Constituency Served: African American/           Geographic Focus: Regional
Year Founded: 1980                               Black                                         Membership Base: Low and Middle
                                              Geographic Focus: Countywide                        income, Rural, Church-based, Coalition
                                              Membership Base: Low income, Rural               Started as Environmental Group: No

South                                         Started as Environmental Group: No
                                              Year Founded: 1867
                                                                                               Year Founded: 1862


Carolina                                      Concerned Citizens
                                                                                               Westside Residents and
                                                                                               Homeowners Alliance
                                              for Hopkins
Benedict College                                                                               1010 Nazareth Road
PEJER Coalition                               P.O. Box 495                                     Spartanburg, SC 29301
                                              Columbia, SC 29202                               (803) 439-3199
1600 Harden St.                               (803) 776-0353                                   E-mail: V3Jones@mail2.theonramp.net
Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 253-5250                                Contact/Title: Joseph H. Neal                    Contact/Title: Vivian Jones, President
Fax: (803) 253-5159                           Position: Part time                              Position: Volunteer
E-mail: Sam_m_l@hotmail.com                   Mission: To work for the advancement of          Mission: Determine the best strategy in
                                                 rural poor communities of color. To              reducing the negative environmental
Contact/Title: Dr. May L. Samuel, Assistant      organize and defend against environ-             impact of living in close proximity to a
   Director of Environmental Health              mental harm and social decay and                 toxic, mega landfill.
   Services and PEJER Project Director           political abuse.                              Issues: Toxics, Air and Water pollution,
Position: Part time                           Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Waste              Waste disposal, Facility siting, Wildlife,
Mission: To increase the awareness of            disposal, Pesticides, Lead, Parks &              Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos, Environmen-
   environmental issues and problems             recreation, Environmental justice,               tal justice
   among the socioeconomically disadvan-         Community organizing
   taged population in the surrounding
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Activities: Research, Organizing, Direct       Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,     Membership Base: Neighborhood
   action                                         Direct action                                 Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Organization Incorporated: No                  Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Year Founded: 1994
Number of Paid Staff: 0                        Number of Paid Staff: 7
Number of Volunteers: 10                       Number of Volunteers: 3                          DDMTCCC
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Charge Membership Dues: No
Constituency Served: African American/         Constituency Served: Native American/            1458 East Mallory Ave.
   Black                                          Indian                                        Memphis, TN 38106
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                 Geographic Focus: Tribal                         (901) 242-0329
Membership Base: Low and Middle                Membership Base: Low income, Rural,              Fax: (901) 942-0800
   income, Rural                                  Reservation, Coalition                        E-mail: ddmtccc@aol.com
Started as Environmental Group: Yes            Started as Environmental Group: No
Year Founded: 1993                             Year Founded: 1982                               Contact/Title: Doris Bradshaw
                                                                                                Position: Full time
                                               RST Water Resources/                             Mission: educate the community concern-

South                                          Pesticide Enforcement                               ing environmental issues and related
                                                                                                   health issues.

Dakota                                         P.O. Box 430
                                               Rosebud, SD 57570
                                               (605) 747-2559
                                                                                                Issues: Toxics, energy, air pollution, water
                                                                                                   pollution, waste disposal, facility citing,
                                                                                                   pesticides, lead, asbestos, parks and
Good Road Coalition                                                                                recreation worker safety, housing,
                                               Contact/Title: Syed Y. Huq, Director                environmental justice, community
P.O. Box 333                                   Position: Full time                                 organizing.
Rosebud, SD 57570                              Mission: To evaluate, protect, and develop       Activities: Lobbying, research, organizing,
(605) 747-2874                                    the surface and ground water resources.          education, dire action
                                               Issues: Toxics, Energy, Water pollution,         Organization Incorporated: Yes
Contact/Title: Cheryl Crazy Bull, Co-             Waste disposal, Pesticides                    Number of Paid Staff: 0
   founder                                     Activities: Organizing, Direct action            Number of Volunteers: 45
Position: Volunteer                            Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Charge Membership Dues: No
Mission: To oppose a regional garbage          Number of Paid Staff: 5                          Constituency Served: African American/
   dump on the Rosebud Reservation, and        Number of Volunteers: 0                             Black
   expand into environmental education         Charge Membership Dues: No                       Geographic Focus: Statewide
   and recycling.                              Constituency Served: Native American/            Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
Issues: Toxics, Waste disposal, Recycling,        Indian                                           Rural, Coalition
   Community organizing, Regional, Land        Geographic Focus: Regional                       Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   fill                                        Membership Base: Rural                           Year Founded: 1995
Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct      Started as Environmental Group: No
   action                                      Year Founded: 1990                               Jonah, Inc.
Organization Incorporated: No
Number of Paid Staff: 0                                                                         1472 Shaw Rd.
Number of Volunteers: 15
Charge Membership Dues: No
Constituency Served: Native American/
                                               Tennessee                                        Brownsville, TN 38012
                                                                                                (901) 772-2208

   Indian                                      Alton Park/Piney Woods                           Contact/Title: Rosemary Derrick, Director/
Geographic Focus: Regional                     Neighborhood                                        Coordinator
Membership Base: Low income, Middle                                                             Position: Full time
   income, Rural, Coalition                    Improvement Corporation                          Mission: To empower low income people in
Started as Environmental Group: Yes            (APPCorp)                                           rural neighborhoods and communities to
Year Founded: 1990                             P.O. Box 2485                                       speak for themselves in order to improve
                                               Chattanooga, TN 37409                               the quality of their lives.
Native American                                (423) 266-2751                                   Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Waste
Women’s Health Education                       Fax: (423) 265-3347                                 disposal, Recycling, Parks & recreation,
                                               E-mail: debappvoyager@online.net                    Worker safety, Housing, Environmental
Resource Center                                                                                    justice, Community organizing, Tax
809 Height St. P.O. Box 572                    Contact/Title: Debra Matthews,                      reform, Roads, Flooding, CDBG
Lake Andes, SD 57356                              Chairperson                                   Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
(605) 487-7072                                 Position: Full time                                 Education, Direct action
                                               Mission: Empowerment                             Organization Incorporated: Yes
Contact/Title: Charon Asetoyer, Executive      Issues: Toxics, energy, air pollution, water     Number of Paid Staff: 5
   Director                                       pollution, waste disposal, facility siting,   Number of Volunteers: 0
Position: Full time                               lead, recycling, park & recreation,           Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Mission: A grassroots, community-based            worker safety, housing, environmental         Constituency Served: African American/
   organization committed to providing            justice, community organizing                    Black
   education and empowerment skills for        Activities: Research, organizing, education,     Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based
   women and children, self-help skills, and      direct action                                 Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   other resources to the Native American      Organization Incorporated: Yes                      income, Rural, Church-based, Coalition
   community on the Yankton Sioux              Number of Paid Staff: 3                          Started as Environmental Group: No
   Reservation, surrounding areas, and         Number of Volunteers: 10                         Year Founded: 1979
   nationally.                                 Charge Membership Dues: Yes
Issues: Water pollution, Waste disposal,       Constituency Served: African American/
   Worker safety, Environmental justice,          Black
   Community organizing                        Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
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Scarboro Community
Environmental Justice
                                               Number of Paid Staff: 1
                                               Number of Volunteers: 0
                                               Charge Membership Dues: No
                                                                                               Texas
Council (SCEJC)                                Constituency Served: African American           Advocacy, Inc.
233 Tusculum Drive                             Geographic Focus: Regional
Oak Ridge, TN 37830                            Membership Base: Coalition                      225 S. Cage
(423) 481-0027                                 Started as Environmental Group: Yes             Pharr, TX 78577
Fax: (423) 481-0027                            Year Founded: 1981
E-mail: HillboyJr@hotmail.com                                                                  Contact/Title: Rosa E. Torres, Attorney/
                                               Southern Empowerment                               Manager
Contact/Title: James B. Hill Jr. Chairman      Project                                         Position: Full time
Position: Volunteer                                                                            Mission: Advocate the legal rights of people
Mission: The mission of SCEJC is to            323 Ellis Ave                                      with disabilities.
   provide assistance, leadership and          Maryville, TN 37801                             Issues: Pesticides, Housing, Environmental
   assurance for the community participa-      (615) 984-6500                                     justice, Community organizing, Disabil-
   tion, with local concerns and issues                                                           ity
   related to the environment. The council     Contact/Title: Walter Davis, Recruiter,         Activities: Lobbying, Research, Education,
   will provide oversight to all related          Trainer or Rosemary Derrick, Recruiter          Direct action, Legal
   activities, encourage accurate documen-     Position: Full time                             Organization Incorporated: Yes
   tation and timely reporting, and promote    Mission: Southern Empowerment was               Number of Paid Staff: 46
   effective communication within the             formed to recruit and train community        Number of Volunteers: 1
   community. We will serve as liaison            organizers.                                  Charge Membership Dues: No
   between the residents, representatives of   Issues: Community organizing                    Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
   the Center for Disease Control and          Activities: Training                            Geographic Focus: Statewide
   Prevention, Agency for Toxic Substance      Organization Incorporated: Yes                  Started as Environmental Group: No
   and Disease Registry, Tennessee State       Number of Paid Staff: 3                         Year Founded: 1973
   Department of Health, the National          Number of Volunteers: 30
   Institute of Occupational Safety and        Charge Membership Dues: Yes                     Border Agricultural
   Health, the Department of Energy Oak        Constituency Served: African American/          Workers Union (UTAF)
   Ridge Operations, state and other federal      Black
   agencies and subcontractors conducting      Geographic Focus: Regional                      514 S. Kansas
   surveys and other related activities.       Membership Base: Low income, Middle             El Paso, TX 79901
Issues: Air pollution, Children health,           income, Urban, Rural                         (915) 532-0921
   Environmental racism, Toxics, Waste         Started as Environmental Group: No
   disposal, Water pollution                   Year Founded: 1986                              Contact/Title: Carlos, Marentes, Director
Activities: Health surveys, Workshops,                                                         Position: Full time
   Organizing                                  Students, Mothers, and                          Mission: To promote the organization of
Organization Incorporated: No                  Concerned Citizens, Inc.                           border agricultural workers so they can
Number of Paid Staff: 0                                                                           change the current inhuman agricultural
Number of Volunteers: 26                       1249 Cannon St.                                    system.
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Memphis, TN 38106                               Issues: Pesticides, Worker safety, Housing,
Constituency Served: African American/         (901) 942-9877                                     Environmental justice, Community
   Black                                                                                          organizing
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood,                Contact/Title: Mary D. Taylor, Founder/         Activities: Organizing, Direct action
   Citywide                                       Executive Director                           Organization Incorporated: Yes
Membership Base: Low income                    Position: Full time                             Number of Paid Staff: 3
Started as Environmental Group: Yes            Mission: Belief in the validity and potential   Number of Volunteers: 11
Year Founded: 1998                                of the common man. Address problems          Charge Membership Dues: Yes
                                                  by using undeveloped and underdevel-         Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino
Service Training for                              oped human resources with grassroots         Geographic Focus: Regional
Environmental Progress                            neighborhood associations, private non-      Membership Base: Low income, Rural
                                                  profit businesses, and government            Started as Environmental Group: No
(STEP)                                            agencies.                                    Year Founded: 1984
VUMC Station 17, Box 567                       Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
Nashville, TN 37232-8180                          pollution, Waste disposal, Recycling,        Centro de Salud Familiar
(615) 322-4179                                    Housing, Environmental justice,              La Fe, Inc.
Fax: (615) 343-0325                               Community organizing
                                               Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct       700 S. Ochoa
Contact/Title: Jaclynn Dunkle, Program            action, Advocacy                             El Paso, TX 79901
   Director                                    Organization Incorporated: Yes                  (915) 545-4550
Position: Full time                            Number of Paid Staff: 1
Mission: An environmental internship           Number of Volunteers: 100                       Contact/Title: Antonio Carrasco, Special
   program to place college students with      Charge Membership Dues: No                         Projects Director
   communities during the summer               Constituency Served: African American/          Position: Full time
   months.                                        Black                                        Mission: Empowerment and ownership of
Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-    Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based               our health care system, housing,
   tion, Waste disposal, Facility siting,      Membership Base: Low income, Middle                education, and employment.
   Pesticides, Lead, Recycling, Environ-          income, Urban                                Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-
   mental justice, Community organizing        Started as Environmental Group: Yes                tion, Waste disposal, Pesticides, Worker
Activities: Education                          Year Founded: 1986                                 safety, Housing, Environmental justice,
Organization Incorporated: No                                                                     Community organizing


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Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,   Diocese of El Paso                                represented in our society must work
   Direct action                               Diocesan Migrant and                              together, whenever feasible, to advance
Organization Incorporated: Yes                                                                   the concept of equal justice under the
Number of Paid Staff: 140                      Refugee Services                                  law. The Clinic endeavors to assist
Number of Volunteers: 40                       1200 N. Mesa, Suite 200                           minority community groups in identify-
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    El Paso, TX 79902                                 ing and addressing severe environmental
Constituency Served: Chicano                   (915) 532-3975                                    problems within their local municipal
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based                                                             areas.
Membership Base: Chicano/Hispanic/             Contact/Title: Jose G. Moreno, Moderator-      Issues: Air pollution, Brownfields, Children
   Latino, Low income, Urban, Rural               Social Ministries                              health, Community organizing Environ-
Started as Environmental Group: No             Position: Full time                               mental racism, Facility siting, Housing,
Year Founded: 1968                             Mission: To provide services to the needy of      Lead, Pesticides, Transportation, Toxics,
                                                  the Diocese of El Paso. Being a spokes-        Urban sprawl, Waste disposal, Water
Comité Fronterizo                                 person for the rights of the poor.             pollution, Worker safety
de Obreras                                     Issues: Water pollution, Housing, Environ-     Activities: Technical assistance, Report
                                                  mental justice, Community organizing           preparation, Internet training, Health
c/o Ed Krueger                                 Activities: Research, Education, Direct           surveys, Workshops, Organizing, Legal,
1112 W. Schunior                                  action                                         Research
Edinburg, TX 78539                             Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Organization Incorporated: No
                                               Number of Paid Staff: 10                       Number of Paid Staff: 4
Contact/Title: Sra. Maria Guadalupe Torres     Number of Volunteers: 3                        Number of Volunteers: 1
   Martinez, Director                          Charge Membership Dues:                        Charge Membership Dues: No
Position: Full time                            Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino           Constituency Served: African American/
Mission: The main goal is to improve the       Geographic Focus: Regional                        Black, Latino American/ Hispanic
   wages and working conditions of the         Membership Base: Low income, Urban,            Geographic Focus: Regional
   workers by focusing on the health of           Rural, Church-based, Coalition              Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   workers, specifically nutrition.            Started as Environmental Group: No                income, Urban, Rural
Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-    Year Founded: 1987                             Started as Environmental Group: No
   tion, Pesticides, Lead, Worker safety,                                                     Year Founded: 1994
   Environmental justice, Community            Disabled People
   organizing                                                                                 Environmental Science
Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct      5105 Goodman St.                               Club, Paul Quinn College
   Action                                      Dallas, TX 75211
Organization Incorporated: No                  (214) 330-7947                                 3837 Simpson-Stuart Rd.
Number of Paid Staff: 15                                                                      Dallas, TX 75241
Number of Volunteers: 2                        Contact/Title: Luis D. Sepulveda               (214) 392-3624
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Position: Volunteer
Constituency Served: Latino American/          Mission: Works with disabled people to         Contact/Title: Dr. Samuel I. Equare
   Hispanic                                       make the work place safe, and fights for    Position: Volunteer
Geographic Focus: Regional                        rights of the disabled.                     Mission: Paul Quinn College, ESC, strives
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Issues: Worker safety, Community organiz-         to be a learning and nurturing organiza-
   income, Urban, Rural, Coalition                ing, Disabled people’s rights                  tion, committed to developing produc-
Started as Environmental Group: No             Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,      tive citizens
Year Founded: 1980                                Direct action, Work for disabled people     Issues: Water pollution, Environmental
                                               Organization Incorporated: No                     justice, Community organizing
Concerned Citizens                             Number of Paid Staff: 0                        Activities: Research, Education
                                               Number of Volunteers: 50                       Organization Incorporated: No
102 Vera Cruz                                  Charge Membership Dues: No                     Number of Paid Staff: 0
Rosenberg, TX 77471                            Constituency Served: African American/         Number of Volunteers: 13
(713) 342-5598                                    Black, Hispanic/Latino                      Charge Membership Dues: No
                                               Geographic Focus: Citywide                     Constituency Served: African American/
Contact/Title: Alice Flores, President         Membership Base: Low income                       Black
Position: Volunteer                            Started as Environmental Group: No             Geographic Focus: Neighborhood
Mission: To remove a county landfill behind    Year Founded: 1991                             Membership Base: Low and Middle income
   our backyards.                                                                             Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Issues: Waste Disposal                         Environmental Justice                          Year Founded: 1997
Activities: Direct Action                      Clinic, Thurgood Marshall
Organization Incorporated: No                                                                 Esperanza Environmental
Number of Paid Staff: 0                        School of Law (TMSL)
                                                                                              Justice Project
Number of Volunteers: 40                       3100 Cleburne Ave
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Houston, TX 77004                              PO Box 5616
Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino           (713) 313-7372                                 San Antonio, TX 78201
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based           Fax: (713) 313-1087                            (210) 732-7262
Started as Environmental Group: Yes            E-mail: ghankins@tsulaw.edu                    Fax: (210) 222-9408
Year Founded: 1989                                                                            E-mail: gesualdo@idworld.net
                                               Contact/Title: Grover G. Hankins, Project
                                                  Director                                    Contact/Title: Enrique Valdivia
                                               Position: Full time                            Position: Part time
                                               Mission: The Environmental Justice Clinic      Mission: The Esperanza EJ Project is
                                                  is committed to the idea that quality          involved in organizing, outreach, and
                                                  clinical education and dedicated               education on environmental issues af-
                                                  community services to the under-               fecting East San Antonio neighborhoods.
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Issues: Air pollution, brownfields, commu-        Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino           Jarvis Society for
   nity organizing, energy, environmental         Geographic Focus: National                     Environmental Awareness
   racism, facility siting, lead, toxics, urban   Membership Base: Coalition
   sprawl, waste disposal, water pollution        Started as Environmental Group: Yes            Jarvis Christian College Hwy.
Activities: technical assistance, report          Year Founded: 1979                             80 P.O. Box 1470
   preparation, proposal/ grant writing,                                                         Hawkins, TX 75765-9989
   computer training, internet training,          Indigenous Women’s                             (903) 769-5758
   health surveys, pollution monitoring,          Network DBA Alma de                            Fax: (903) 769-5005
   media/ press campaign, workshops,                                                             E-mail: poctwaryM@Juno.com
   organizing, legal, research                    Mujer Center
Organization Incorporated: Yes                    13621 FM 2769                                  Contact/Title: Dr. Mohson Patwary,
Number of Paid Staff: 2                           Austin, TX 78726                                  Associate Professor
Number of Volunteers: 0                           (512) 258-3880                                 Position: Volunteer
Charge Membership Dues: No                                                                       Mission: To increase awareness about
Constituency Served: African American/            Contact/Title: Marsha Gomez, Director             environment among students and
   Black                                          Position: Full Time                               members of the community. Water
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood                    Mission: Networking, NGO, and UN work             quality monitoring. To attract more
Membership Base: Low income, Middle                  for indigenous peoples. Native land            students to environmental education
   income, Urban, Rural, Church based,               preservation.                                  program
   Coalition                                      Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water   Issues: Water pollution, Environmental
Started as Environmental Group: Yes                  pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,           justice, Community organizing
Year Founded: 1997                                   Pesticides, Recycling, Parks & recre-       Activities: Research, Organizing, Education
                                                     ation, Housing, Environmental justice,      Organization Incorporated: No
Farm Worker Health &                                 Community organizing, Anti-nuclear,         Number of Paid Staff: 0
Safety Project/TRLA                                  Anti-mineral exploitation on Indian         Number of Volunteers: 10
                                                     Reservations, Treaty rights                 Charge Membership Dues: No
259 S. Texas                                      Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,   Constituency Served: African American/
Weslaco, TX 78596                                    Direct action                                  Black
(512) 968-9574                                    Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Geographic Focus: Regional
                                                  Number of Paid Staff: 3                        Membership Base: Low and Middle income
Contact/Title: Evonne Charboneau,                 Number of Volunteers: 20                       Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   Attorney                                       Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Year Founded: 1997
Position: Full time                               Constituency Served: Native American/
Mission: Provides legal services to low              Indian                                      Lower Rio Grande Valley
   income persons, primarily Hispanic             Geographic Focus: National                     Nature Center
   migrant farm workers                           Membership Base: Low income, Urban,
Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-          Rural                                       P.O. Box 8125 301 S. Border
   tion, Waste disposal, Pesticides, Worker       Started as Environmental Group: No             Weslaco, TX 78596
   safety                                         Year Founded: 1985                             (512) 969-2475
Activities: Educational, Direct action, Legal
   services                                       International                                  Contact/Title: Betty Ashworth, Board
Organization Incorporated: No                     Environmental Alliance of                         Secretary
Number of Paid Staff: 3                                                                          Position: Volunteer
Number of Volunteers: 0                           the Bravo (IEAB)                               Mission: Dedicated to educating members
Charge Membership Dues: No                        P.O. Box 218                                      and the public regarding environmental
Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino              Sierra Blanca, TX 79851                           and nature issues.
Geographic Focus: National                        (915) 369-2541                                 Issues: Toxics, Waste disposal, Wildlife,
Membership Base: Low income, Rural                E-mail: rboren@igc.org                            Recycling, Parks & recreation
Started as Environmental Group: No                                                               Activities: Education
Year Founded: 1982                                Contact/Title: Bill Addington                  Organization Incorporated: Yes
                                                  Position: Volunteer                            Number of Paid Staff: 3
Gulf Coast Coalition for                          Mission: The IEAB in West Texas, Ciudad        Number of Volunteers: 20
Public Health                                        Juarez, Mexico and the surrounding area     Charge Membership Dues: Yes
                                                     united in the struggle for environmental    Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino
864 Central Blvd.                                    justice on the U.S./Mexico border.          Geographic Focus: Regional
Brownsville, TX 78520                             Issues: Air pollution, Toxics, Water pollu-    Membership Base: Middle income, Regional
(512) 541-5231                                       tion, Waste disposal, Pesticides, Lead,     Started as Environmental Group: Yes
                                                     Worker safety, Environmental racism         Year Founded: 1984
Contact/Title: Margaret Diaz, M.D., M.PH.         Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
Position: Volunteer                                  Direct action                               Mexican American Legal
Mission: Safe disposal of all toxic wastes.       Organization Incorporated: No                  Defense and Education
   De-designation of the Gulf of Mexico as        Number of Paid Staff: 0
   the toxic waste “dump site.                    Number of Volunteers: 20                       Fund (MALDEF)
Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Pesticides,      Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    140 E. Houston St., Suite 300
   Burning Toxic Wastes in the Gulf of            Constituency Served: Native American/          San Antonio, TX 78201
   Mexico                                            Indian                                      (210) 224-5476
Activities: Direct action                         Geographic Focus: National                     Fax: (210) 224-5382
Organization Incorporated: No                     Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Number of Paid Staff: 0                              income, Urban, Rural, Coalition             Contact/Title: Luis Wilmot, Regional
Number of Volunteers: 500                         Started as Environmental Group: Yes               Counsel
Charge Membership Dues: No                        Year Founded: 1993                             Position: Full time


                                                                                                 People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 113
Mission: To promote and protect the civil         Charge Membership Dues: No                     Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   rights of Hispanics living in the United       Constituency Served: African American/         Year Founded: 1993
   States.                                           Black
Issues: Housing                                   Geographic Focus: Citywide                     People Organized in
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Education,        Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Defense of Earth and its
   Direct action                                     income, Urban
Organization Incorporated: Yes                    Started as Environmental Group: Yes            Resources (PODER)
Number of Paid Staff: 10                          Year Founded: 1991                             55 N IH #205B
Number of Volunteers: 5                                                                          Austin, TX 78702
Charge Membership Dues: No                        New Start for a                                (512) 472-9921
Constituency Served: Latino American/             Better Environment                             Fax: (512) 472-9922
   Hispanic
Geographic Focus: Regional                        New Waverly Baptist                            Contact/Title: Susana Almanza, Director
Membership Base: Low income, Middle               Church                                         Position: Full time
   income, Urban, Rural, Reservation,             3927 Aransas                                   Mission: Formed to increase Austin
   Church-based, Coalition                        Dallas, TX 75212                                  residents’ participation in corporate
Started as Environmental Group: No                (214) 631-0842                                    and governmental decisions related
Year Founded: 1969                                                                                  to economic development and toxic
                                                  Contact/Title: Reverend R.T. Conley               industrial pollution and its impact on
NAACP, Houston Branch                             Position: Full time                               our neighborhoods.
                                                  Mission: To put out of existence all toxic     Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-
2002 Wheeler Ave                                     companies operating in the minority            tion, Facility siting, Worker safety,
Houston, TX 77004                                    neighborhood.                                  Environmental justice, Community
(713) 526-3389                                    Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-       organizing
                                                     tion, Lead, Housing, Environmental          Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,
Contact/Title: Keryl Burgess, Executive              justice, Community organizing                  Direct action
   Director                                       Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,   Organization Incorporated: Yes
Position: Full time                                  Direct action                               Number of Paid Staff: 3
Mission: To promote fairness, equity,             Organization Incorporated: No                  Number of Volunteers: 12
   opportunity, and protection under the          Number of Paid Staff: 0                        Charge Membership Dues: Yes
   law. To expose and destroy racist              Number of Volunteers: 15                       Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino
   practices and discriminatory acts; to          Charge Membership Dues: No                     Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based
   improve and insure access to health,           Constituency Served: African American/         Membership Base: Low income, Urban
   education, and welfare.                           Black                                       Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Issues: Environmental justice, Community          Geographic Focus: Citywide                     Year Founded: 1991
   organizing                                     Membership Base: Low income, Church-
Activities: Organizing, Education, Direct            based, Coalition                            Royal Bushman
   action, Advocacy                               Started as Environmental Group: No             Association
Organization Incorporated: Yes                    Year Founded: 1986
Number of Paid Staff: 13                                                                         P.O. Box 330-594
Number of Volunteers: 128                         Pan American Health                            Houston, TX 77233-0594
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                       Organization El Paso                           (713) 866-6215
Constituency Served: African American/
   Black                                          Office (PAHO)                                  Contact/Title: Glenn Miller
Geographic Focus: Citywide                        6006 N. Messa, Suite 600                       Position: Volunteer
Membership Base: Low income, Middle               El Paso, TX 79912                              Mission: To provide school age youngsters
   income, Urban, Rural, Church-based,            (915) 581-6645                                    with opportunities to experience nature
   Coalition                                      Fax: (915) 833-4768                               first-hand, such as farm life, fishing,
Started as Environmental Group: No                                                                  recycling, camping out, and issues
Year Founded: 1913                                Contact/Title: Enrique Paz:                       pertaining to minorities.
                                                  Mission: PAHO belongs to the NNW               Issues: Air pollution, Waste disposal,
Neighborhood Protection -                            system as international organization work      Facility siting, Wildlife, Asbestos,
Houston                                              in health and environment in the U.S.          Recycling, Environmental justice,
                                                     Mexico border internationally.                 Community organizing
2931 West 12th Street                             Issues: Air pollution, Children health,        Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Educa-
Houston, TX 77008                                    Community organizing, Lead, Pesticides,        tion, Direct action
(713) 654-6076                                       Toxics, U.S./Mexico border, Water           Organization Incorporated: Yes
Fax: (713) 654-6085                                  pollution                                   Number of Paid Staff: 2
                                                  Activities: Technical assistance, Report       Number of Volunteers: 15
Contact/Title: Beatrice Link, Senior                 preparation, Proposal/grant writing,        Charge Membership Dues: No
   Assistant Director                                Computer training, Internet training,       Constituency Served: African American/
Position: Full time                                  Health surveys, Pollution monitoring,          Black
Mission: Toxics, air pollution, water                Fund raising, Workshops, Organizing         Geographic Focus: Citywide
   pollution, waste disposal, recycling,          Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Membership Base: Low income, Middle
   environmental justice                          Number of Paid Staff: 20                          income, Urban, Coalition
Issues: Toxics, air pollution, water pollution,   Number of Volunteers: 5                        Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   waste disposal, recycling, environmental       Charge Membership Dues: Yes                    Year Founded: 1992
   justice                                        Constituency Served: Latino American/
Activities: Education, enforcement                   Hispanic, Native American/Indian
Organization Incorporated: Yes                    Geographic Focus: International
Number of Paid Staff: 210                         Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Number of Volunteers: 0                              income
114
Rural Development &                              Texas Network for                                Activities: Organizing
Finance Corporation                              Environmental and                                Organization Incorporated: No
                                                                                                  Number of Paid Staff: 0
711 Navarro Street, Suite 350                    Economic Justice, Houston                        Number of Volunteers: 60
San Antonio, TX 78205                            P.O. Box 330-594                                 Charge Membership Dues: No
(210) 212-4552                                   Houston, TX 77233-0594                           Constituency Served: African American/
Fax: (210) 2129159                               (713) 485-6632                                      Black, Hispanic/Latino
                                                                                                  Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based
Contact/Title: Gordon Goedun, VP of              Contact/Title: Dolores Sandling                  Membership Base: Low income
   programs                                      Position: Volunteer                              Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Position: Full time                              Mission: Began as an arm of the Texas            Year Founded: 1990
Mission: Committed to supporting commu-             Network for Environmental and
   nity-based economic development on               Economic Justice. Fought the siting of a      Wiley Environmental Club
   Rural America. We support ventures that          composting plant. Mission is to alert and
   are designed at the grass roots that create      empower minorities concerning their           711 Wiley Avenue
   and retain jobs and create opportunities         neighborhoods.                                Marshall, TX 75670
Issues: Housing, U.S./Mexico border, Busi-       Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Waste disposal,   (903) 927-3289
   ness development, Expansion farming              Facility siting, Environmental justice,       Fax: (903) 938-5157
Activities: Technical assistance, Proposal/         Community organizing
   grant writing, Fund raising, Workshops        Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Educa-         Contact/Title: Alexandrine Bandriahahefa,
Organization Incorporated: Yes                      tion, Direct action                              Associate Professor
Number of Paid Staff: 10                         Organization Incorporated: No                    Position: Volunteer
Number of Volunteers: 0                          Number of Paid Staff: 0                          Mission: The overall goals of our organiza-
Charge Membership Dues: No                       Number of Volunteers: 12                            tion are to increase the level of aware-
Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic                Charge Membership Dues: No                          ness concerning environmental issues
Geographic Focus: Regional                       Constituency Served: African American/              among the student population and the
Membership Base: Low income, Middle                 Black                                            community and to encourage students to
   income, Rural, Reservation                    Geographic Focus: Citywide                          enter the field of ecology
Started as Environmental Group: No               Membership Base: Middle income, Urban,           Issues: Water Pollution, Recycling, Parks &
Year Founded: 1977                                  Coalition                                        recreation
                                                 Started as Environmental Group: Yes              Activities: Research, Education
Southwest Public Worker’s                        Year Founded:   1991                             Organization Incorporated: No
Union                                                                                             Number of Paid Staff: 0
                                                                                                  Number of Volunteers: 4
P.O. Box 830706                                  Texas Rural Legal Aid, Inc.                      Charge Membership Dues: Yes
San Antonio, TX 78283                            405 N. Saint Mary’s St., Suite 400               Constituency Served: African American/
(210) 299-2666                                   San Antonio, TX 78205                               Black
Fax: (210) 299-4009                              (210) 222-2478                                   Geographic Focus: Citywide
E-mail: swu@igc.apc.org                          Fax: (210) 222-9408                              Membership Base: Low-income, Urban
                                                                                                  Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Contact/Title: Charel Lopez, Director            Contact/Title: Enrique Valdivia                  Year Founded: 1997
Position: Full time                              Position: Full time
Mission: To empower people of color,             Mission: Educate farm workers on the
   workers and grassroots communities
   through education, local leadership
   development, training, hands-on
                                                    danger of pesticides, and litigate their
                                                    cases if possible.
                                                 Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Pesticides,
                                                                                                  Virginia
   organizing and mobilizing. We strive to          Worker safety, Community organizing           First Nations Development
   build membership based organizations,         Activities: Education, Direct action             Institute
   coalitions and networks to gain power to      Organization Incorporated: Yes
   achieve environmentally safe and              Number of Paid Staff: 10                         11917 Main Street
   sustainable communities, jobs, fair wages     Number of Volunteers: 0                          Fredricksburg, VA 22408
   and working conditions with dignity and       Charge Membership Dues: No                       (540) 371-5615
   justice.                                      Constituency Served: Hispanic/Latino             Fax: (540) 371-3505
Issues: Air pollution, Children health,          Geographic Focus: Regional                       E-mail: fndi@firstnations.org
   Community organizing, Environmental           Membership Base: Low income, Rural
   racism, facility siting/permit review,        Started as Environmental Group: No               Contact/Title: Sherry Salway Black, Vice
   Pesticides, Toxics, U.S./Mexico border,       Year Founded: 1978                                  President
   Water pollution, Worker safety                                                                 Position: Full time
Activities: Health surveys, Organizing,          West Dallas Coalition of                         Mission: The First Nations Development
Organization Incorporated: Yes                   Environmental Justice                               Institute in the only national economic
Number of Paid Staff: 5                                                                              development organization that is led and
Number of Volunteers: 15                         5105 Goodman St.                                    run by Native Americans, and that uses
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                      Dallas, TX 75211                                    an approach that combines community
Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic                (214) 330-7947                                      leadership and national policy. Central to
Geographic Focus: Neighborhood,                                                                      this approach is the concept of nature as
   citywide, countywide, Regional,               Contact/Title: Luis D. Sepulveda, President         dynamic, finite, and fragile, a concept
   International                                 Position: Volunteer                                 which is consistent with the Native
Membership Base: Low income, Urban,              Mission: To get lead out of West Dallas.            American world view.
   Rural, People of color, Grassroots,           Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-      Issues: Energy, Wildlife, Pesticides, Parks &
   Schools, Youth, Coalitions/Networks,             tion, Waste disposal, Pesticides, Lead,          recreation, Housing, Environmental
   Workers                                          Asbestos, Recycling, Parks & recreation,         justice, Community organizing
Started as Environmental Group: No                  Worker safety, Housing, Environmental
Year Founded: 1988                                  justice, Community organizing
                                                                                                  People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 115
Activities: Research, technical assistance     Activities: Research, Organizing, Educa-          Started as Environmental Group: Yes
Organization Incorporated: Yes                    tional, Direct Action                          Year Founded: 1988
Number of Paid Staff: 20                       Organization Incorporated: Yes
Number of Volunteers: 0                        Number of Paid Staff: 0                           Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Number of Volunteers: 3
Constituency Served: Native American/          Charge Membership Dues: No                        1033 Old Blyn Highway
   Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian     Constituency Served: Native American/             Sequim, WA 98382
Geographic Focus: National, Tribal                Indian                                         (206) 683-1109
Membership Base: Low income, Rural,            Geographic Focus: Regional                        E-mail: jkt@olympus.net
   Reservation                                 Membership Base: Low income, Rural,
Started as Environmental Group: No                Coalition                                      Contact/Title: W. Ron Allen, Tribal
Year Founded:   1980                           Started as Environmental Group: No                   Chairman
                                               Year Founded: 1982                                Position: Full time
                                                                                                 Mission: To provide for the health, welfare,
Task Force for Historic
                                               Community Coalition for                              education, and safety of the tribal
Preservation of the                                                                                 members
                                               Environmental Justice
Minority Community                                                                               Issues: Water pollution, Waste disposal,
                                               4759 15th Ave., NE                                   Facility citing, Wildlife, Community
P.O. Box 25604                                 Seattle, WA 98105                                    development, Natural resources
Richmond, VA 23260                             (206) 527-1695                                    Activities: Education, Economic develop-
(804) 788-1709                                 Fax: (206) 525-1218                                  ment, Cultural enhancement
                                               E-mail: ccej@halcyon.com                          Organization Incorporated: No
Contact/Title: Earline Smith, Associate                                                          Number of Paid Staff: 60
   Director                                    Contact/Title: Yalonda Sinde’, Director           Number of Volunteers: 23
Position: Full time                            Position: Full time                               Charge Membership Dues: No
Mission: To provide decent, affordable         Mission: To build a community coalition           Constituency Served: Native American/
   housing for low to moderate income             which identifies and eliminates environ-          Indian
   individuals.                                   mental injustice and advocates for and         Geographic Focus: Tribal
Issues: Energy, Recycling, Parks & recre-         creates environmental justice.                 Membership Base: Low income, Rural
   ation, Worker safety, Housing, Environ-     Issues: Toxics, water pollution, waste            Started as Environmental Group: No
   mental justice, Community organizing           disposal, facility citing, pesticides, lead,   Year Founded: 1981
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,       worker safety, environmental justice,
   Education, Direct action                       community organizing                           Mid-Columbia River
Organization Incorporated: Yes                 Activities: Research, lobbying, education         Council
Number of Paid Staff: 6                        Organization Incorporated: Yes
Number of Volunteers: 100                      Number of Paid Staff: 1                           5531 Lat C. Rd.
Charge Membership Dues: No                     Number of Volunteers: 3-7                         Wapato, WA 98951
Constituency Served: African American/         Charge Membership Dues: Yes                       (509) 848-2381
   Black                                       Constituency Served: Multi-ethnic
Geographic Focus: Citywide                     Geographic Focus: Regional                        Contact/Title: Harold Dave, Assistant
Membership Base: Low income, Middle            Membership Base: Low income, Middle                  Director
   income, Urban, Church-based                    income, Urban, Rural, Reservation,             Position: Volunteer
Started as Environmental Group: Yes               Coalition                                      Mission: To maintain what the creator has
Year Founded: 1980                             Started as Environmental Group: Yes                  given Indians without loss through
                                               Year Founded: 1993                                   corrupt laws and college education.
                                                                                                 Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water

Washington                                     Hoh Indian Tribe
                                               Timber, Fish, and Wildlife
                                                                                                    pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,
                                                                                                    Pesticides, Recycling, Parks & recre-
                                                                                                    ation, Worker safety, Housing, Environ-
                                               Program
Columbia River Defense                                                                              mental justice, Community organizing
Project                                        HC 80, P.O. Box 917                               Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,
                                               Forks, WA 98331                                      Education, Direct action
1710 Barkes Rd.                                (206) 374-6582                                    Organization Incorporated: Yes
Harrah, WA 98933                                                                                 Number of Paid Staff: 0
(509) 748-2043                                 Contact/Title: David Nilson, Executive            Number of Volunteers: 8
                                                  Director of the Tribe                          Charge Membership Dues: No
Contact/Title: Ray Slockish, Sr., Board        Position: Full time                               Constituency Served: Native American/
   Member                                      Mission:                                             Indian
Position: Part time                            Issues: Water pollution, Wildlife, Parks &        Geographic Focus: Regional
Mission: To be able to have an input on           recreation, Worker safety, Housing,            Membership Base: Low income, Rural,
   issues that affect our livelihood and          Environmental justice, Community                  Church-based
   future generations; to be able to control      organizing                                     Started as Environmental Group: Yes
   our destiny; and to educate all people as   Activities: Research, Direct Action               Year Founded: 1989
   to what Natives value and how Native        Organization Incorporated: No
   traditions relate to the production of      Number of Paid Staff: 20                          Nisqually Indian Tribe
   Mother Earth.                               Number of Volunteers: 3
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water   Charge Membership Dues: No                        4820 She-nah-num Dr. SE.
   pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,        Constituency Served: Native American/             Olympia, WA 98503
   Pesticides, Recycling, Parks & recre-          Indian                                         (206) 456-5221
   ation, Worker safety, Housing, Environ-     Geographic Focus: Regional
   mental justice, Community organizing        Membership Base: Low income, Middle               Contact/Title: David Troutt, Director
                                                  income, Rural                                    Natural Resources
116
Position: Full time
Mission: To protect and enhance the habitat
   and fish runs on the Nisqually River to
                                                Geographic Focus: Regional
                                                Membership Base: Low income, Middle
                                                   income, Rural, Church-based
                                                                                                 Wisconsin
   provide a continuing source of income        Started as Environmental Group: No               Campaign for a
   and culture for the Nisqually people.        Year Founded: N/A                                Sustainable Milwaukee
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water
                                                                                                 (CSM)
   pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,         Upper Skagit Indian
   Recycling, Worker safety, Housing,           Tribe/Skagit Systems                             2201 N. 35th Street #300
   Environmental justice, Community                                                              Milwaukee, WI 53208
   organizing                                   Cooperative                                      (414) 444-0525
Activities: Tribal Administration               Dept. of Natural Resources                       Fax: (414) 444-0554
Organization Incorporated: No                   2284 Community Plaza
Number of Paid Staff: 17                        Sedro Valley, WA 98284                           Contact/Title: D’Taune Reynolds, Organizer
Number of Volunteers: 0                         (206) 856-5501                                   Position: Full time
Charge Membership Dues: No                                                                       Mission: CSM is a grassroots organizing
Constituency Served: Native American/           Contact/Title: Doreen Maloney, Natural              project for family supporting jobs.
   Indian                                          Resources Manager                             Issues: Brownfields, Community organizing,
Geographic Focus: Regional                      Position: Full time                                 Environmental racism, Transportation,
Membership Base: Rural                          Mission: To protect resources for future            Toxics, Urban sprawl, Worker safety
Started as Environmental Group: No                 generations                                   Activities: Technical assistance, Report
Year Founded: 1970                              Issues: Toxics, Energy, Water pollution,            preparation, Proposal/grant writing,
                                                   Waste disposal, Wildlife Pesticides,             Pollution monitoring, Media/press
Nooksack Indian Tribe                              Recycling, Worker safety                         campaign, Workshops, Organizing
                                                Activities: Research, Organizing, Education,     Organization Incorporated: Yes
P.O. Box 157                                       Direct Action                                 Number of Paid Staff: 12
Deming, WA 98244                                Organization Incorporated: No                    Number of Volunteers: 150
(206) 592-5176                                  Number of Paid Staff: 30                         Charge Membership Dues: Yes
                                                Number of Volunteers: 22                         Constituency Served: African American/
Contact/Title: Ross Cline, Vice-Chair           Charge Membership Dues: No                          Black
Position: Full time                             Constituency Served: Native American/            Geographic Focus: Citywide
Mission: To provide treaty rights of               Indian                                        Membership Base: Low income
   education, health, and welfare for tribal    Geographic Focus: Statewide                      Started as Environmental Group: No
   members. This includes water resource        Membership Base: Low income, Middle              Year Founded: 1993
   protection and wildlife.                        income, Rural, Coalition
Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Waste          Started as Environmental Group: Yes              Great Lakes Indian Fish
   disposal, Wildlife, Recycling, Parks &       Year Founded: 1975                               & Wildlife Commission
   recreation, Housing
Activities: Education                           Yakima Indian Nation                             P.O. Box 9
Organization Incorporated: Yes                                                                   Odanah, WI 54861
Number of Paid Staff: 52                        P.O. Box 151                                     (715) 682-6619
Number of Volunteers: 0                         Toppenish, WA 98948                              Fax: (715) 682-9294
Charge Membership Dues: No                      (509) 865-5121
Constituency Served: Native American/           Fax: (509) 877-6907                              Contact/Title: James Schlender, Executive
   Indian                                                                                           Administrator
Geographic Focus: Countywide                    Contact/Title: Wendell L. Hannigan, Water        Position: Full time
Membership Base: Low income, Rural                 Code Administrator                            Mission: To coordinate effective manage-
Started as Environmental Group: No              Position: Full time                                 ment of resources and exercise of treaty
Year Founded: 1972                              Mission: To preserve and protect Native             rights in an environmentally safe yet
                                                   fishing, hunting, and food gathering             meaningful manner.
Swinomish Indian Tribal                            rights, and the environment                   Issues: Air pollution, Water pollution, Waste
Community                                       Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water        disposal, Wildlife, Pesticides, Recycling,
                                                   pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,      Conservation & safety when harvesting
P.O. Box 817                                       Wildlife, Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos,            natural resources
La Conner, WA 98257                                Recycling, Parks & recreation, Worker         Activities: Research, Organizing, Educa-
(206) 466- 7201                                    safety, Housing, Environmental justice,          tional, Direct action
                                                   Community organizing                          Organization Incorporated: No
Contact/Title: Stewart W. Jones, Senior         Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,      Number of Paid Staff: 75
   Planner                                         Education, Direct action                      Number of Volunteers: 0
Position: Full time                             Organization Incorporated: No                    Charge Membership Dues: No
Mission: Preservation and protection of         Number of Paid Staff: 800                        Constituency Served: Native American
   tribal water resources.                      Number of Volunteers:                            Geographic Focus: Regional
Issues: Toxics, Water pollution, Waste          Charge Membership Dues: No                       Started as Environmental Group: No
   disposal, Wildlife, Pesticides, Recycling,   Constituency Served: Native American/            Year Founded: 1984
   parks & recreation, Housing                     Indian
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,     Geographic Focus: Tribal
   Education, Direct action                     Membership Base: Reservation
Organization Incorporated: No                   Started as Environmental Group: No
Number of Paid Staff: 3                         Year Founded: N/A
Number of Volunteers: 0
Charge Membership Dues: No
Constituency Served: Native American/
   Indian
                                                                                                 People of Color Groups - US/Puerto Rico 117
Great Lakes                                      Red Cliff Band                                Stockbridge-Munsee
Inter-Tribal Council                             of Lake Superior                              Community
P.O. Box 9                                       P.O. Box 529                                  Route 1
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538                        Bayfield, WI 54814                            Bowler, WI 54416
(715) 588-3324                                   (715) 779-5805                                (715) 793-4111

Contact/Title: J. Bresette, Executive            Contact/Title: Andrew Gokee, Community        Contact/Title: R.C. Miller, Chair
   Director                                         Planner                                    Position: Full time
Position: Full time                              Position: Full time                           Mission: To maintain tribal sovereignty,
Mission: Primarily involved with economic        Mission: To achieve a good quality of life       membership development, and protec-
   development and human services for the           for the reservation community and its         tion of resources.
   Indian tribes in Wisconsin.                      members                                    Issues: Energy, Air pollution, Water
Issues: Toxics, Housing                          Issues: Water pollution, Waste disposal,         pollution, Waste disposal, Wildlife,
Organization Incorporated: Yes                      Wildlife, Recycling, Parks & recreation,      Pesticides, Recycling, Parks & recre-
Number of Paid Staff: 25                            Housing, Environmental justice,               ation, Worker safety, Housing, Environ-
Number of Volunteers: 2                             Community organizing                          mental justice, Community organizing
Charge Membership Dues: Yes                      Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,   Activities: Tribal government
Constituency Served: Native American/               Educational, Direct action                 Organization Incorporated: Yes
   Indian                                        Organization Incorporated: Yes                Number of Paid Staff: 65
Geographic Focus: Statewide                      Number of Paid Staff: 140                     Number of Volunteers: 0
Membership Base: Reservation                     Number of Volunteers: 2                       Charge Membership Dues: No
Started as Environmental Group: No               Charge Membership Dues: No                    Constituency Served: Native American/
Year Founded: 1965                               Constituency Served: Native American/            Indian
                                                    Indian                                     Geographic Focus: National
Menominee Indian Tribe                           Geographic Focus: Regional                    Started as Environmental Group: No
of Wisconsin                                     Membership Base: Low income, Rural            Year Founded: 1937
                                                 Started as Environmental Group: No
P.O. Box 910                                     Year Founded: N/A                             Wa-Swa-Gon Treaty
Keshena, WI 54135                                                                              Organization
(715) 799-5113                                   Saint Croix Tribal Council
Fax: (715)799-3373                                                                             P.O. Box 217
Contact/Title: Glen Miller, Tribal Chairman      Tri-County Ojibwa Center                      Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
Position: Full time                              P.O. Box 287                                  (715) 588-9030
Mission: To organize for the common good,        Hertel, WI 54845-0287
   to govern ourselves under our own laws        (715) 349-2195                                Contact/Title: Anita Thomas Koser,
   and customs, to maintain and foster our                                                        Secretary
   tribal culture, to protect our own laws       Contact/Title: Richard Hartmann,              Position: Part time
   and customs, to maintain and foster our          Community Planner                          Mission: To honor our ancestors and the
   tribal culture, to protect our homeland,      Position: Full time                              next 7 generations by preserving our
   to conserve and develop natural re-           Mission: To provide for the general welfare      culture and heritage.
   sources, and to insure our rights guaran-        of the St. Croix people and their          Issues: Toxics, Air pollution, Water pollu-
   teed by treaty with the Federal Govern-          reservation land base.                        tion, Wildlife, Recycling, Housing,
   ment.                                         Issues: Energy, Water pollution, Waste           Environmental justice, Community
Issues: Toxics, Energy, Air pollution, Water        disposal, Wildlife, Parks & recreation,       organizing, Treaty preservation
   pollution, Waste disposal, Facility siting,      Housing, Environmental justice             Activities: Research, Organizing, Educa-
   Wildlife, Pesticides, Lead, Asbestos,         Activities: Lobbying, Organizing, Education      tional, Direct action
   Recycling, Parks & recreation, Worker         Organization Incorporated: No                 Organization Incorporated: No
   safety, Housing, Environmental justice,       Number of Paid Staff: 65                      Number of Paid Staff: 1
   Community organizing                          Number of Volunteers: 40-60                   Number of Volunteers: 15
Activities: Lobbying, Research, Organizing,      Charge Membership Dues: No                    Charge Membership Dues: Yes
   Education, Direct action, Governmental        Constituency Served: Native American/         Constituency Served: Native American/
Organization Incorporated: No                       Indian                                        Indian
Number of Paid Staff: 10                         Geographic Focus: Regional                    Geographic Focus: Neighborhood-based
Number of Volunteers: 0                          Membership Base: Low income, Middle           Membership Base: Low income, Middle
Charge Membership Dues: No                          income, Rural                                 income, Urban, Rural, Spiritual-based
Constituency Served: Native American/            Started as Environmental Group: No            Started as Environmental Group: No
   Indian                                        Year Founded: 1936                            Year Founded: 1989
Geographic Focus: Tribal
Membership Base: Low income, Reserva-
   tion
Started as Environmental Group: No
Year Founded: 1973




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