Environmental Health Coalition -- 30th Anniversary Celebration

 
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10/02/2010 - 10:00pm
10/02/2010 - 10:59pm
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We Have A Lot To Celebrate!

For 20 years, EHC has responded to community needs in the region by empowering citizens through community organization and technical assistance and by developing policies which lead to long-term solutions. By participating in national and international networks, EHC effectively disseminates information, assists our allies and creates social policy change on a broader scale.

Since its inception, EHC has proven to be an effective grassroots environmental justice organization. What makes EHC truly unique is that its membership is made up of professionals, community activists, scholars, senior citizens, outdoor enthusiasts, and youth representing all walks of life. Together we have secured numerous victories protecting public health and the environment. Recent examples include:

The official dedication of 2,200 acres of precious coastal wetlands for a South San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

The publication of TOXIC TURNAROUND, the first comprehensive pollution prevention guide designed specifically for local governments and public agencies to help them develop cost-efficient and effective pollution prevention programs.

After 5 years of intense community organizing, EHC's efforts resulted in the enactment of a policy banning the use of the toxic pesticide methyl bromide adjacent to poor Latino communities. This is the first policy of its kind in the United States.

EHC has taken a leadership role in childhood lead poisoning prevention and has worked for over four years educating high risk communities about lead poisoning hazards, prevention and abatement.

Convinced the U.S. EPA to award the City of San Diego with the nation's first "Emerging Brownfield" grant to relocate polluting industries out of residential communities of color to appropriate industrial zones.

Special performance by:

Teatro Izcalli

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Come Join Us for Fun and Relaxation!

For Sponsorship Opportunities,

Tickets

& Additional Information, call:

(619) 474-0220

Or Email: SarahV@environmentalhealth.org

Or; ehc@environmentalhealth.org

Or Visit;

http://www.environmentalhealth.org/About_EHC/index.html

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH COALITION
2727 Hoover, Ste. 202
National City, CA 91950
Phone: 619-474-0220
Fax: 619-474-1210