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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
The Department of Environmental Quality protects and enhances Virginia’s environment, and promotes the health and well being of the citizens of the Commonwealth.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Serving as a watchdog, we fight for effective, science-based solutions to the pollution degrading the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. Our motto, "Save the Bay," is a regional rallying cry for pollution reduction throughout the Chesapeake's six-state, 64,000-square-mile watershed, which is home to more than 18 million people and 3,000 species of plants and animals.
Institute For Environmental Negotiation
VISION: IEN envisions a world with authentic leaders, resilient communities, and a healthy environment
MISSION: Empowering communities to create shared solutions
LimnoTech’s clients face water-related problems that are more challenging and costly than ever before. We help them make decisions based on science and real-world constraints. Our clients trust our ingenuity, expertise, and objectivity, and share our passion for clean water and healthy ecosystems.
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Richmond Water Organizations
Environmental Justice Organizations
JOs are civil society groups involved in conflicts over resource extraction or waste disposal, which increase as the world economy uses more materials and energy. Costs of economic growth and development are dispro- portionately borne by the most socially and economically vulnerable sections of society, who often lack the political power to resist displacement, dispossession or exposure to environmental health risks.
United States Environmental Protection Agency: Environmental Justice
The guiding principle of environmental justice is that everyone, regardless of race, color, national origin or income is entitled to equal protection from environmental harms and risks.
Solar United Neighborhoods
We’re a community of people building a new energy system with rooftop solar at the cornerstone. We help people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights.
OVEC (the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition) formed in 1987 to stop a toxic waste dump/incinerator proposed for a low-income community near Huntington, WV. We won that campaign. By supporting organized voices and empowered communities, we’ve been winning environmental and social justice campaigns ever since.