Founded in 1981 by Lois Gibbs, the Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) is the only national environmental organization founded and led by grassroots leaders. CHEJ believes in environmental justice, the principle that people have the right to a clean and healthy environment regardless of their race or economic standing. Our experience has shown that the most effective way to win environmental justice is from the bottom up through community organizing and empowerment. When local citizens come together and take an organized, unified stand, they can hold industry and government accountable and work towards a healthy, environmentally sustainable future.
Address: P.O. Box 6806
Falls Church, VA 22040