Environmental Health Coalition is dedicated to achieving environmental and social justice. We believe that justice is accomplished by empowered communities acting together to make social change. We organize and advocate to protect public health and the environment threatened by toxic pollution. EHC supports broad efforts that create a just society and fosters a healthy and sustainable quality of life.
Justice | To eliminate social and environmental injustice
Health | To eliminate environmental and public health degradation caused by toxic pollution
Environment | To preserve and protect the integrity of the ecosystem
Prevention | To establish the precautionary principle and pollution prevention as the basis of all environmental and public health policies
Government | To ensure broad government intervention to protect human and environmental rights
Corporate Accountability | To establish mandates holding corporations accountable for actions that affect the public
Organization | To build and maintain a strong, effective and sustainable organization based on respect, integrity, democratic participation in decision-making and ethical principles
Base | To build strong and authentic relationships with and develop leadership among individuals and organizations that share EHC’s ideology and goals
Allies | To work cooperatively to build effective local, state and national social justice alliances
Empowerment | To empower individuals with the ability and authority to achieve self-determination for themselves, their families and their communities
The EHC Theory of Social Change describes the conditions that are necessary for authentic change to occur and determines the way EHC work is done. The key elements are: shared political consciousness/ideology, active and involved base of support, strategic analysis and action, and building a strong organization.
EHC implements its mission and goals through grassroots campaigns to confront the unjust consequences of toxic pollution, discriminatory land use, and unsustainable energy policies. Through leader development, organizing and advocacy, EHC empowers residents to achieve public policies that improve the health of children, families, neighborhoods and the natural environment in the San Diego/Tijuana region.