In 2014 we announced the winners for our 2014 Awards Celebration: Victory for Healthy Communities, including:

  • Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, City of National City councilwoman; For leadership on the Westside Specific Plan, the implementation of phasing out polluting businesses, adding 201 affordable housing units and more.
  • Adriana Alfaro, EHC leader; For years of dedication to improving Old Town National City and tireless work towards achieving environmental justice in the San Diego region.
  • The National City Community Action Team; For standing strong as community leaders in National City and organizing and empowering other residents to have a voice in the issues effecting their neighborhood.

Ruth Heifetz, EHC founding board member and senior lecturer at UCSD School of Medicine, took home our 2014 Spirit of Justice Award for a lifetime of dedication to raising awareness among students, professionals, workers and residents to the hazards of toxic pollution.

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Watch Alliance Healthcare Foundation's Nancy Sasaki and Sylvia Barron as they present a $50,000 Mission Support Grant to Diane Takvorian, Executive Director of the Environmental Health Coalition.

Learn more about EHC's partnership with the Alliance Healthcare Foundation.

In the 1900s, San Diego Bay supported great biodiversity. After years of neglect and poor planning, industries polluted the bay with more than 20 types of pollutants, endangered surrounding communities with 36 types of air contaminants and destroyed 90 percent of the bay's mud flats and 78 percent of its salt marshes.

For more than 30 years, Environmental Health Coalition has confronted environmental injustices in the San Diego/Tijuana region.