WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Environment
  • Health & Medicine
  • Justice & Legal
  • Race & Ethnicity


1854 AMERSTERDAM AVE 2ND FLNEW YORK, NY 10031 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justice) is a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by assuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices.


As a result of our ongoing work to educate and mobilize the more than 630,000 residents of Northern Manhattan on environmental issues affecting their quality of life, WE ACT has become a leader in the nationwide movement for environmental justice, influencing the creation of federal, state and local policies affecting the environment.


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